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Check out Spains top dive sites

Spain is not only a fantastic holiday destination rich in culture, history, beautiful landscapes, and delicious food, but hosts some great dive sites as well. One of Europe’s top vacation spots, Spain’s warm beaches and friendly locals draw in tourists from the north looking to escape the harsh, long winters. Spain is an underrated diving destination with unique, breathtaking underwater sites just waiting to be discovered. With 4964 kilometers (3084 miles) of coastline, Spain offers hundreds of dive spots from cold to warm water sites filled with exciting marine life, wrecks, marine reserves, and historical artifacts. The diversity of marine life encountered up and down the coast is vast, from giant blue sharks and whales to colorful gorgonians, sea turtles, and intricately decorated nudibranchs; diving in Spain offers something for every type of diver.

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Don Pedro (Wreck)

The Don Pedro is an immersion with many possibilities depending on the course to be taken. At the exit of the port of Ibiza, it is the biggest diving wreck of the Mediterranean. Dive for advanced and expert levels.

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Carall Bernat

Depth 4-45 meters. One of the most visited dives of the Medes Islands for its diversity and quantity of fauna, we will start the descent at the anchor buoy located on the south face of the Carall.

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El Bajón

It is surely the most famous dive in the Canary Islands and one of the most important in Europe. Submarine volcano that emerges from nowhere and stays about 9 meters deep from the surface. Giving us a landscape unmatched anywhere in the world.

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La Catedral

La Catedral is a boat dive between the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the Isleta. This is a deep dive suitable for advanced divers, where you will find caverns, tunnels, and backlights through which you can enter.

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Furio Fitó

After a 35 minute boat ride we reach the site Furio Fito. A plateau with an impressively beautiful steep wall overgrown with sea fans. An additional free-standing rock needle is located to the east near the reef. From time to time we come across a stronger current, so it is only suitable for experienced divers.

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Bajo de Fuera

Probably the best dive in the Mediterranean, it combines the spectacular protected marine life of the Islas Hormigas Reserve and the remains of contemporary wrecks from the 19th and early 20th century, spread over the slopes of the seamount, from depths of over 54m to a comfortable decompression at 6m on the top.

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Bajo L’Escull

Maximum depth is 18 meters. An ideal dive to see marine life and enjoy a large arch, giving you an incredible change of scenery. You will have siphons and small holes to look for life in.

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Discover the world’s most fascinating aquatic life

Aquatic life under our oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams is amazing! From microscopic zooplankton to the largest animal on earth, the blue whale, underwater life comes in all possible shapes and sizes. With 71% of the earth being covered with water, it is no wonder we are so fascinated with what lies beneath the surface. In fact, scientists estimate that there are nearly 1 million different species of aquatic animals. Freshwater ecosystems are home mainly to fish, invertebrates, and reptiles, whereas the ocean contains a wide array of marine life including fish, mollusks, crustaceans, reptiles, sharks, and marine mammals like whales, dolphins, seals, and manatees.

Angel Shark

More reminiscent of rays than of the typical torpedo shaped shark, the angel sharks are a group of 23 different bottom dwelling, flattened shark species that live in temperate to tropical waters. All of them are great at camouflage and can be difficult to spot. Consider yourself lucky if you ever get to scuba dive with one of them as many are critically endangered. The Pacific angel shark is commonly sighted amongst the kelp forests of Southern California, whereas another species congregates in large numbers off of the Canary Islands, making this one of the best region in the world to encounter them.

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Moray Eel

One of the most fascinating fish on the reef, moray eels come in nearly every size and color from the tiny, bright blue ribbon eel, the smallest averaging only 25 cm long, to the black speckled giant moray which can grow up to 4 meters in length! In fact, there are nearly 200 different species. Most morays are marine dwelling fish, but several species have been seen in brackish water, and just a few are found in fresh water. They are clearly distinguishable from the other reef fish with their long, slithering bodies, pointy snouts full of sharp teeth, and long dorsal fins that run the entire length of their bodies. No matter the species, these animals are always an exciting site to see while scuba diving.

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Barracuda

Despite their protruding teeth, menacing grin, and aggressive predatory status, barracuda are actually completely passive towards divers and snorkelers, although passing by a large adult can still be intimidating to the most experienced scuba diver. They are found in tropical and temperate oceans throughout the world, preferring to cruise over coral reefs, seagrass beds, and near the surface of the water, never venturing very deep; therefore, they are commonly sighted while scuba diving.

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Octopus

An octopus has eight arms with suction cups which it uses as powerful tools for hunting prey, defense against attackers, and locomotion along the seafloor. They are one of the most fascinating marine animals on the planet. Every octopus has a designated “arm“ that it favors and uses most often. Because they have no inner skeleton, they are extremely mobile and can slip through the narrowest gaps and holes. Some species can even survive and move on land for a short time. Scuba diving with an octopus is an amazing and rewarding experience.

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Seahorses and Pipefishes

Seahorse is the generalized name given to 45 of the smallest fish species in the Hippocampus genus. Their name is derived from the distinctive, horse-like shape of their head and neck. They spend most of their time anchored by their tails to coral and plants. Each of their eyes can move independently, giving them the ability to watch for predators and search for food simultaneously. These creatures are incredible, mysterious, intriguing animals. They are also very illusive so keep your eyes open and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to dive with seahorses.

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Molluscs

The second largest group of animals after the phylum Arthropoda, mollusks are a group of soft bodied invertebrates with about 130,000 species worldwide. They encompass an extremely diverse group of creatures including snails, bivalves like mussels, clams, scallops, and oysters, and cephalopods like squids and octopuses, just to name a few! Mollusks can be found in the sea, on land, and in fresh water. Despite common features, each of these groups has its own distinctive characteristics.

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