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Cabo de Gata - Seabed

Seabed


Visitors to the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park can discover some of the best seabeds in the entire Mediterranean, which are ideal for diving. The 12,000 hectares of marine reserve, up to a marine mile from the coast, with more than a thousand species of flora and fauna, are the authentic hidden treasures of Cabo de Gata. The rocky composition and the clarity of its waters, up to 18-20 meters visibility in optimal conditions, make this area an authentic paradise for contemplative and photographic diving. Remember that underwater fishing is totally prohibited, as is the use or possession of instruments that can be used for that purpose.

In some areas, such as Monsul or Rodalquilar, we can enjoy this unique beauty at just one meter deep. However, it is from 5 meters deep where the most experienced divers can enjoy a unique show.
 
Cabo de Gata seabed
 
On the rock bottoms we find at a shallow depth, vegetation cover full of algae, sponges, madrepores, anemones and false corals. We will also find annelids, molluscs, sea urchins, starfish and fish such as the cardinalfish, the shi drum, the ornate wrasse and the common two-banded sea bream. At greater depth we can find groupers, moray eels and red scorpion fish, which find refuge among the cracks in the rocks.
 
Posidonia Oceanica