Diving in Murcia

The Provence of Murcia is an autonomous community located in the southeast of the Kingdom of Spain, between Andalusia and the Valencian Community, on the Mediterranean coast.

Murcia’s coast, known as Costa Cálida, stretches for 250km (155 miles), from el Mojón in the North close to Alicante to Águilas, South West Murcia, near Almería. Alternating between wild and unspoilt rocky areas to miles of calm waters with sandy shores, the province offers something for every diver. The region also has a number of areas under different statutes of protection. In particularly, the marshy area of San Pedro del Pinatar is worth a visit.

Mar Menor or Small Sea, one of Murcia’s major diving sites for beginners and intermediate diver, is the largest natural lake of Spain and the largest salty lagoon in Europe. A popular holiday destination, it is separated from the Mediterranean Sea by a 22km (17 miles) slender sandy strip known as La Manga, and has been declared a Specially Protected Area of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMIs) by the United Nations.

With its splendid calm and warm waters, together with excellent visibility, and sunshine 300 day of the year, some say Murcia is the Mediterranean’s best kept secret for scuba diving.

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Wildlife in Region of Murcia

The province of Murcia, especially the Islas Hormigas Marine Park, considered one of the best scuba diving in the region, is home to a whole host of underwater marine life. Don’t be surprised to see moray eels, several types of sea bream, common dentex, groupers, tuna, wrasse eagle rays, barracudas, and jacks, as well as octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nudibranch. From coral encrusted shipwrecks of the Cabo de Palos, underwater caves and crevices painted with red and black gorgonians, to the shallow sea grass lined waters of Mar Menor, there is something for every curious diver, experienced or not.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Striped Dolphin
Sharks
Blue Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Barracuda
Wrasse
Sand Eel
Ribbon Moray Eel (Ghost Eel)
Conger eel
Jackfishes
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Flounder
Molluscs
Octopus
Squid
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
Jellyfish
Sea Wasp
Sea Nettle
Moon Jellyfish
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Striped Dolphin
Sharks
Blue Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Barracuda
Wrasse
Sand Eel
Ribbon Moray Eel (Ghost Eel)
Conger eel
Jackfishes
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Flounder
Molluscs
Octopus
Squid
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
Jellyfish
Sea Wasp
Sea Nettle
Moon Jellyfish

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