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La Punta del Contrabandista

This dive site near the port of Ciudadela de Menorca offers an intriguing underwater experience, showcasing a diverse range of marine life and captivating environmental features. Whether you choose to embark on this adventure by boat or from the shore, it promises to be both accessible and rewarding. To fully appreciate the beauty of the caves, it's recommended to bring a lighting system for enhanced visibility.

Your underwater exploration will be met with a host of fascinating creatures. Keep an eye out for breams, two-banded seabreams, ornate wrasses, salemas, red mullets, rainbow wrasses, painted combers, combers, cuttlefishes, groupers, and morays. The sheer abundance of marine life is sure to captivate divers of all levels of expertise.

To begin your dive, set sail from the port of Ciudadela de Menorca, heading north in parallel with the picturesque coastline. Take in the breathtaking landscape until you reach Cala en Blanes, where you can drop anchor in the area known as Na Mari. Descend from here using the anchor line, and you'll find yourself on the sandy bottom. This landscape alternates between ocean grass and sand, providing an ideal habitat for a diverse array of marine species, such as shakers, breams, two-banded seabreams, ornate wrasses, salemas, red mullets, rainbow wrasses, painted combers, combers, and cuttlefishes.

Venture northeast from this point until you reach an underwater cliff. As you trace the border of Na Mari, you'll encounter a prominent rock emerging from the seabed, slightly below the surface. This rock offers an exciting exploration opportunity. Return to the underwater cliff, and you'll discover a cave entrance above the surface, connected to a small boat and dock via stone steps. This unique rock formation gives rise to the name of the dive site - "La punta del contrabandista" or "The Smuggler's Tip." Take the opportunity to explore the depths of the cave, ensuring you have sufficient air supply, and discover the surrounding area, which includes a motorcycle adorned in marine life.

With a visibility of 21m and a maximum depth of 18m, this dive site is suitable for beginner divers, making it an excellent choice for those looking to embark on their underwater adventures in Spain. Situated in the beautiful location of Torre del Ram, Cala en Blanes, Ciutadella, Menorca, Balearic Islands, 07769, Spain, this dive site combines natural beauty, fascinating marine life, and beginner-friendly conditions for an unforgettable diving experience.

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

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