Diving Zone

26 – Diving Zone: La Grieta – Los Tajos

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USEFUL INFORMATION
Location: 36°42’46″N 3°22’37″W

Difficulty: Medium.

Depth: Maximum depth 28 m and mean deph 15 m.

Access: Access by boat only.

Estimated duration: 60 min.

Recommended weather conditions: Moderate breeze (3 force). 

Rocky fish will emerge among the outstanding rocks such as mediterranean chromis or sea breams (Diplodus spp.) and other marine inhabitants such as octopuses and prawns.

We will find ourselves inside this small cove, anchoring the boat over a sandy area so the reef areas underwater don’t get damaged. Once we start diving we will easily reach a depth of 12 m that will allow us to see all the sandy bentoss below. If we head to the area with the greatest abundance of rocks soon we will found the cliff housing a rich diversity of species. The seaweed communities will be located on the close to the surface, where the brown seaweed Cystoseira tamariscifolia will attract our attention. Rocky fish will emerge among the outstanding rocks such as mediterranean chromis (Chromis chromis), sea breams (Diplodus spp.) and other marine inhabitants such as octopuses, prawns that live on anemones (Anemonia viridis), etc.

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We can also find the colourful orange coral Astroides calycularis along the wall covering many hideouts. In this dive there will be many crevices among which interesting species such as seaurchins (Centrostephanus longispinus), conger (Conger conger) and among many others are also observed. In open waters we will be lucky if we observe some sunfish (Mola mola), large groupers (Epinephelus spp.) and barracuda schools (Sphyraena sphyraena).

SUMMARY OF THE DIVE

Start from boat on a sandy bottom at 10m, diving on the rock wall to the east of the bay, following the profile of the wall. Return in the opposite direction once consumed 1/3 of the bottle.

ACCESS

Access by boat only.

BIOTA

Communities and Species. European barracuda (Sphyraena sphyraena), sunfish (Mola mola), groupers (Epinephelus spp.), cuttlefish, octopus, shrimps (Gnathophyllum elegans) and nudibranchs.

PERMITS

No permissions are needed to dive.

SECURITY

No more precautions need to be taken than normally adopted. The dive has a medium difficulty level.



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