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LOS LOCOS - YOUR GUIDE TO SNORKELLING & SCUBA DIVING IN TORREVIEJA
Exploring the magical world of fish, coral and sea creatures beneath the ocean waves can be a truly wonderful and eye-opening experience. For those of you without a scuba diving qualification, simply snorkelling can introduce you to a fabulous world underwater. For more serious swimmers, taking the plunge and getting scuba qualified will help you get even more up close and personal with the amazing wildlife under the sea.
If you want to dive in during your Costa Blanca holiday, learning scuba diving in Torrevieja, or taking a snorkelling tour of some of the area's best underwater locations will prove to be a real treat. This quick guide will explain where you can get qualifications, hire equipment, arrange a tour or simply see the best of this corner of the Mediterranean yourself.
PADI scuba diving training
If you want to get qualified while on holiday, there are plenty of great places which offer PADI scuba diving courses in Torrevieja. A few providers you might want to check out include:
- Scubaworld in Orihuela Costa close to Torrevieja
- Dive! Dive! Dive! in Playa Flamenca South of Torrevieja
- Bubbles Dive in Torrevieja
- Odisea Diving in Torrevieja
Snorkelling & diving equipment
Whether you already have your scuba qualifications or just want to go snorkelling, there are lots of locations in Torrevieja and around the local area where you can hire equipment including the training providers listed above.
Diving locations & routes
With calm seas over the winter, high visibility and an annual average temperature 18 degrees Celsius, Torrevieja is a wonderful spot for snorkelling and scuba diving almost all year round. In fact, the quality of the diving in this area may surprise you...
The Mediterranean is not known for its underwater wildlife, but here you will find yourself amongst shoals of fish, underwater fields of ocean gorgonians, octopus, rays, moray eels, barracudas and much more. To make the most of the diving in the area, be sure to visit:
Bajo el Dentro
One of the most popular reefs in the Islas Hormigas Marine Reserve, here you can expect to see huge groupers, eagle rays, sunfish and perhaps even a dolphin or turtle. As this is a deep site with strong currents, it's more suited to experienced divers. If you do take the plunge, however, look out for the nearby wreck of the Naranjito, a 50-foot freighter which sank carrying a load of oranges.
Cabo de Palos
Great for snorkellers and less experienced scuba divers, this location on the edge of the La Manga del Mar Menor is a top choice. With interesting rock formations, a sheltered bay, very busy aquatic wildlife and depths ranging from 6 to 20 meters, there's plenty to explore in a very safe diving spot.
Ready to make a splash? Book a beachside or poolside apartment on Torrevieja's Playa de Los Locos today to make the most of the sand, surf and snorkelling.
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