Roquetas de Mar is one of the destinations of the Poniente Almeriense where nature tourism finds its greatest splendour, with underwater activities being one of the favourites among adventurers.
To visit Roquetas de Mar is to have the guarantee of living new experiences along the almost 16 km that make up its coastline with crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Through its seabed, a broad environment of plant and animal life can be known. Both professionals of marine biology and fans of scuba diving will have the opportunity to live great experiences with depths that reach up to 30 metres.
Posidonia Barrier Reef
Sports scuba diving, always done with respect and care for the environment, can be engaged in by visiting the barrier reef of Posidonia, where you can enjoy the meadows of Posidonia oceanica
This is a very leafy vegetable species and emblem of Roquetas de Mar; a plant considered a true natural monument endowed with leaves, flowers and fruits, very similar to that which we find in spaces such as forests or gardens.
It covers an area of about 108 hectares along the entire coast and constitutes the fundamental habitat for a wide variety of species that make up the biodiversity of the area.
We found it at a depth where the light still reaches, enabling photosynthesis. This plant is a curious natural element that forms submarine meadows especially vulnerable to human activity. So, it should be noted that very special care is taken with regard to these protected areas.
Lajas de Cerrillos
In the area of Punta Entinas-Sabinar, we find the so-called Lajas de Cerrillos. Here, the Posidonia oceanica
is also located. The site stands out for its formations of large flat stones (lajas) of more or less a meter in height, which make up caves and cracks where different fish, such as European conger and Mediterranean moray, are found.
Aula del Mar
We can learn all about these species in more than the depths. The culture of water and nature acquires great importance in the Aula del Mar, a space of marine education where you will find, through interactive elements, more information about the rich biodiversity of the area.