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Dive Sites

The entire Costa Blanca coastline is known for its fish life, owing to currents from the deeper sea and outflow of organic material from the rivers leaving the marine environment to flourish. Diving in this area of the Mediterranean we find impressive rock formations with peaks, pinnacles, underwater caves and landslides of massive blocks that have collapsed into piles on the seabed. Each one of these environments is a world in itself, with animals that live their entire lives there.

Underwater visibility varies with the weather conditions, usually averaging 10 to 30 meters. Water temperatures are quite comfortable ranging from 15° to 29° Celsius / 59° to 85° Fahrenheit.

We are fortunate in Moraira to be centre of one of the best and unspoilt diving areas on the Costa Blanca. On the doorstep we have the step walls and ancient rock falls of Moraira with sites such as Cap Dór, the Labyrinth and the 3 Amigos. Then there are the fresh water caverns of the Moraig cave. Continuing along the coast, we have the diverse aquatic realm of Javea with underwater towers like Sunken Mountain and isolated islands such as the Cathedral, Descrubidor and Portichol. To the south is Calpe and the steep cliffs of the Penon de Ifac.

Calpe

Los arcos
Los arcos

LOS ARCOS

In the distant past large boulders and rocks have fallen from the Peñon, forming a maze of arches and swim-throughs encrusted with sponges and anemones. At this site you tend to find large schools of the smaller varieties of the local sea life including damselfish, scorpion fish, goldline, wrasse and various sea bream. If you look closely in amongst the rocks you can find octopus, moray eels and conger eels. Eagle rays and stingrays are often found here during the summer months. The site has arch formations and swim-throughs where silver bream guard the main arch.

The Bowl
The Bowl

THE BOWL

At the tip of the Penon is The Bowl is an area of the rock carved out by the sea to form a perfect soup bowl. In this area lots of the larger fish congregate and sometimes we are luck enough to see a Sunfish.

Sargo Rock
Sargo Rock

SARGO ROCK

Situated at the Penon de Ifach, is a wall where fallen rocks have created a haven for morays, Scorpion fish and octopus. The Sargo are silver bream which hang in shoals around rock crevices Dorada often follow the divers summer barracuda chase at the anchovies Gorgonia and tubeworms hang off the walls.

Road End
Road End

ROAD END

Situated at the Penon de Ifach, is a wall where fallen rocks have created a haven for morays, Scorpion fish and octopus. The Sargo are silver bream which hang in shoals around rock crevices Dorada often follow the divers summer barracuda chase at the anchovies Gorgonia and tubeworms hang off the walls.

Flat Rock
Flat Rock

FLAT ROCK

Along the shallow rocks of this dive site it can only be described as fish soup! Many fish congregate here in the shallower water. Down on the ledges we can find sunfish and schools of barracuda.

Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH

A Shore dive behind the Calpe harbour wall. On the sea bed there is a mixture of sea grass, sand, and small pebbles. Large shoals of Damsel fish and Sardines are regularly spotted. You may also be lucky enough to encounter a Ray hidden under the sand.

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Moraira

Crazy Cove
Crazy Cove

CRAZY COVE

An isolated shallow bay where we can encounter anything from a slumbering Ray to a darting Barracuda.

The Labyrinth
The Labyrinth

THE LABYRINTH

A Unique site that boasts amazing maze like rock formations. The area is more like an aquarium with lots of small brightly coloured fish.

Armchair Rock
Armchair Rock

ARMCHAIR ROCK

Located close to the Labyrinth site this is another scenic gentle dive. Have a look out for Slipper lobsters.

3 Amigos
3 Amigos

3 AMIGOS

On the Cap Dór are 3 cavettes in a row. Inside these are cardinal fish, scorpion fish, sea stars and octopus. Great dive for underwater photography. This dive is done as a one way drift with the boat following and ends up at Mushroom Rock, a shallow bay at 6 meters-perfect for nosing around as the water here is very clear.

Mushroom Rock
Mushroom Rock

MUSHROOM ROCK

Situated in an enclosed bay we find unique rock formations that is home to baby Moray eels and Octopus. The dive consists of a beautiful swim through where light penetrate from 2 sides and separates Mushroom Rock from the 3 Amigos.

Cap D’Or
Cap D’Or

CAP D’OR

This site starts at the on the tip of headland at Moraira. The are ancient fallen rocks to explore with an abundance of different kind of Lobster and Crabs. It is occasionally subject to currents which can bring an encounter with huge shoals of Barracuda and if we are lucky the very rare Sunfish.

El Portet
El Portet

EL PORTET

A gentle sloped dive along a wall leading to the point. The current turns into this site which results in an abundance of Posedonia Oceanica, the sea grass which creates the eco systems typical of the Western Mediterranean. Small spiny lobsters, Painted combers, Cardinal fish, Peacock Wrasse, Goldline bream, Groupers, and Octopus. Just off the wall there are lots of large rocks with various sea life around including octopus, scorpion fish, moray eels and even seahorses have been seen here. Large shoals of goldlines, sardines and often groups of amberjacks on the prowl for some of the smaller fish.

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Javea

Portichol Island
Portichol Island

PROTICHOL ISLAND

Portichol Island is "driveable" from all sides. Northeast drops down to 25m.
Southwest side has a maximum depth of 10m is excellent for snorkelling. Next to the main island there's a smaller island. Deepest depth of the first plateau is 14m, and then drops down again to 26m.

The Cathedral
The Cathedral

THE CATHEDRAL

The Cathedral is a tower that rises out of the sea and spreads out underwater. The boat is anchored near the tower and there is a tunnel that cuts through the middle and turns at right angles to the exit, where light floods in - just like a cathedral. The tunnel is full of life with Scorpion fish scattered on the bottom. It is big enough for 2 divers side by side and about 3 meters high. The marine life on this dive is varied but usually Moray eels, Octopus, various bream, barracuda, anchovies and wrasse are spotted.

Sunken Mountain
Sunken Mountain

SUNKEN MOUNTAIN

This is a submerged mountain at some 100m from the coast, which can only be accessed by boat. The sea bed is rendered very attractive by the presence of a canyon that cuts through the mountain, and a multitude of hollows that give shelter to abundant life.

Organ Cave
Organ Cave

ORGAN CAVE

A fantastic dive where we circle round a large island that is home to some very large Octopus. We then end up in a massive open Cavern with secluded grottos and a wonderful lunar landscape.

Organ Corner
Organ Corner

ORGAN CORNER

On the point, just underneath the Cabo de la Nao lighthouse. This is normally done as a one ways dive taking in the fascinating rock formations and colourful fauna.

Descubridor Island North
Descubridor Island North

DESCUBRIDOR ISLAND NORTH

An Island on the Javea side, starts at 8 meters deep and slopes to 20 meters at the point. There is a small cave with a porthole window and large rock formations to investigate with many sargo and salpa varieties of bream. The wall has a Swiss cheese appearance.

Descubridor Island South
Descubridor Island South

DESCUBRIDOR ISLAND SOUTH

An Island on the Javea side, starts at 8 meters deep and slopes to 20 meters at the point. There is a small cave with a porthole window and large rock formations to investigate with many sargo and salpa varieties of bream. The wall has a Swiss cheese appearance.

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Scuba Moraira - Ctra. Moraira-Calpe, 130 - Moraira 03724 - Alicante - Tel/Fax: (0034) 96 649 2006 - info@scubamoraira.com