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The Cap de Creus is the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula, north of the Gulf of Roses. This is a steep rocky cape 67.2 m above the Mediterranean Sea on the Costa Brava, near Roses. Geomorphologically, it is the foothills of the eastern Pyrenees, or Montes Alberes, protruding into the sea as the Cap de Creus massif. On land, the cape is represented by granitic and schist rocks of the Paleozoic Era. The Cap de Creus itself with a lighthouse located at the extreme point of the cape is a small mountainous peninsula with many clefts and small bays. The Cap de Creus is an area on the Costa Brava offering you to make fascinating dives.
This is a highly protected natural reserve where the nature retains its charm. Clear water with varied and abundant underwater flora and fauna make scuba diving on Cap de Creus very interesting. In May 1998, the cape was declared a natural park, which included marine and terrestrial protected area. The marine area stretches from Bol Nou, near Cala Tamariu, district Port de la Selva, to Roses, the Falconera Point. Drift netting is prohibited within this area. In some areas, however, traditional fishing is permitted for professionals. Terrestrial protected area is ca. 90 hectares and is one of the largest protected areas in Spain.
The dive center IDC L'Escala invites you to enjoy one-day dive trip to the Natural Park Cap de Creus. Discover diving in Spain, discover diving on the Costa Brava!
This heterogeneous plateau has rocks and stones of different sizes, scattered all over the sea floor. Thanks to this formation, one can find many tunnels and caves, sufficiently wide to be explored.
The area is famous for the bronze statue of mermaid, placed in front of one of the tunnels. The underwater routes vary depending on the depth and the tunnels/caves you wish to visit. Here you can see white breams, congers, moray eels and brown meagres.
Sunfishes and barracudas might surprise you. Get ready for a dive full of life, suitable for divers of all levels.
The dive site is appropriate to divers of all levels considering the chosen itinerary. Dive can be easy or complex depending on a depth and actual weather conditions. Currents are frequently presented in this area and may change the difficulty of a dive. These problems, however, are surmountable.
There are several underwater platforms at various depths.
Descending near a buoy (-3 to -5 m) you find the plateau that stretches at a depth of -15 to -27 m. You can go deeper to -36 m along a steep wall richly covered by sea fans and see crayfishes underway. You can go down to a depth of -40 m.
The recommended dive route starts on the southern side of the large rock to descent to the big underwater stone on the outside of El Gat. The maximum depth is 15-17 m. The route continues then along the cliff (on the left side). While diving here you can see the plateaus at various depth mentioned above. Under the ledges at a depth of -27 m you return to the steep wall and continue to dive in the gap reaching the surface. In the gap, the local fauna is abundantly presented. On the way to the boat, you dive along the steep wall (on the right side).