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Cala Fría

Cala Fria is a stunning cove nestled at the base of the Cabo de Palos lighthouse in Spain. With a maximum depth of approximately 11 meters and varying bottom compositions of gravel, sand, and Posidonia terraces intermixed with boulders, this dive site offers a natural and easily navigable environment. It is an ideal location for both day and night dives.

Divers can expect to encounter a diverse array of marine life at this magical spot. Small and medium-sized species, as well as numerous groups of young fish, contribute to the extraordinary biodiversity of Cala Fria. Whether accessed from the beach or by boat, which provides breathtaking views during a short navigation from the port, divers have the opportunity to explore depths ranging from shallow waters to around 11 meters. This makes it perfect for tranquil and extended dives.

The underwater landscape at Cala Fria features a variety of terrain, including sandy areas, rolling stones, boulders, and lush Posidonia meadows. The abundant biodiversity, particularly the abundance of young fish seeking refuge in the shallower regions, adds to the allure of this cove. Rock formations with arches and small crevices provide sanctuary for marine life, including octopuses, moray eels, crustaceans, cuttlefish, flounders, stars, red mullet, and pelagic species such as salemas, damselfish, small dentex, and groupers honing their hunting skills.

Night dives at Cala Fria offer a unique experience, with the chance to witness a rich diversity of mollusks and crustaceans actively hunting, including octopuses, cuttlefish, shrimp, and the agile Balearic conger eels that emerge and bury themselves in the sand. Additionally, approximately 3 meters deep on the reverse wall of the lighthouse, the remains of a small wreck teeming with marine life await exploration.

Macro enthusiasts and photographers will find Cala Fria to be a paradise, as the Posidonia meadows and rock formations harbor a wide variety of nudibranchs, flatworms, and other small invertebrates.

With a visibility of 13 meters, a maximum depth of 11 meters, and a recommended diver level of beginner, Cala Fria is an accessible and captivating dive site in Spain. Its proximity to Subida al Faro, Cabo de Palos, and various other notable locations in the Region of Murcia adds to its appeal for divers seeking a memorable underwater adventure.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 3, 2023

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