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Cueva de la Virgen, Ruta Ana María

This dive site, located in the waters of Spain near Cope, Águilas, Alto Guadalentín in the Region of Murcia, offers a fantastic experience for beginner divers. With minimal to gentle currents, it is a perfect spot for those looking for a simple and enjoyable dive.

The highlight of this dive is a small tunnel that stretches approximately 12 meters in length. At a depth of around 15 meters, divers will come across a captivating sight - the image of the Virgen del Carmen. This underwater shrine adds a touch of mystique to the dive and gives the site its name.

Exiting the tunnel is a breathtaking experience as divers are greeted with a vertical ascent and remarkable backlighting. It's an unforgettable moment, allowing divers to appreciate the beauty of their surroundings.

As divers venture out of the cave, they can observe the mesmerizing interplay between small bubbles escaping from the nooks and crannies and the seagrass beds of posidonia. The visibility, reaching up to 13 meters, ensures that these underwater phenomena can be fully appreciated.

Notable marine life that can be encountered during this dive includes groupers, croakers, dentons, bream, trevally, kingfish, barracuda, parrotfish, moray eels, conger eels, nudibranchs, and flabellines. Occasionally, lucky divers may even spot sunfish and sea eagles, adding a touch of excitement to the exploration.

For those with an interest in underwater history, three sunken ships serve as artificial reefs in this location. The oldest and most renowned is the Ana María, attracting a multitude of moray eels and conger eels. Additionally, divers might stumble upon the intriguing remains of a sunken light aircraft.

With a maximum depth of 23 meters, this dive site offers a diverse range of marine life and underwater wonders that are sure to captivate divers of all levels. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced diver, this underwater paradise in Spain is waiting to be explored.

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

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