S.S. STANFIELD /NITZA

Merchant ship of about 120 meters in length. It is located at a maximum depth of 64 meters. It is in navigation position and in an excellent state of conservation. Suitable for technical divers with specific equipment.

Oasis in the middle of the blue of great biodiversity, fairy bassletes, damselfishes, forkbeard, conger eels, morays, majestic gorgonians and pelagic life (ctenophores, moonfish....)

Visibility

Visibility

  • 16 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

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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MACHINE TRANSLATION: It is a submarine mountain in the shape of a peak, on its NE side we can find a small cave, heading SW we can see the so-called "needles" it is a sharp mountain, very close to the integral reserve. Great diversity and variety of routes.

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MACHINE TRANSLATION: A large elongated rock formation that extends from west to east, about 90 meters in length. Very fun for its different routes depending on the level and experience of the divers. Its huge population of large groupers is spectacular, and it is seasoned with many other pelagic species.

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It is a merchant ship that transported coal during the First World War. The ship tried to help the SS Doris, which was being attacked by the U-68, sending it down with a torpedo that broke the wreck in two. The bow rests at 42m and the propeller is at a depth of 46m. It is about 90 m long, in a sailing position.

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Bajo de Piles I Marine Reserve

MACHINE TRANSLATION: A large bar-shaped rock about 75 metres long, oriented from west to east, which offers various routes as it is surrounded by other rock formations very close to the main bass, such as the Piedra del Francés to the north or the Dos hermanas to the north-east.

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MACHINE TRANSLATION: A rocky formation in the shape of a plateau, but with many irregularities, bordered by posidonia meadows. Don't miss the southern face, a beautiful route of blocks, caves and furrows carved as if it were an imaginary river, which in ancient times stole its anchors from ancient ships, find them!

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MACHINE TRANSLATION: Two adjacent rocky outcrops. A larger conical one and on one side it continues with a large rocky extension in the shape of a tongue, shelter for groupers. Among them a steep gorge up to 25 meters deep and where you can see the remains of the old anchorage, make your reservation at the weekend.

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Bajo las Palomas Reserve

MACHINE TRANSLATION: A point in the reserve that has less diver traffic than the rest of the shallows, with a variety of topography, little depth, great biodiversity and many cracks and arches to surprise us looking for life or photographing the play of light and shadow that is formed.

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Cala Fria is a beautiful cove located right at the foot of the Cabo de Palos lighthouse. Depth ranges from 0 to 11 meters approximately. The bottom is made of gravel, sand, and Posidonia terraces alternated with boulders that will facilitate a natural orientation. Great for night dives as well!

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Named Nadir in 1918, it is the most visited wreck in the Cabo de Palos area since it is located barely a mile from the port with a deck depth of 26 meters. On April 13, 1943, she was wrecked due to a leak in her hull.

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