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San Nicolás

This dive site is highly suitable for both novice divers and those interested in exploring archaeological remains and caves. Located near San Nicolás in Menorca, Spain, this dive is named after the nearby land spot. With a maximum depth of 14m and excellent visibility of 20m, divers will have the opportunity to encounter a variety of marine life including seabreams, damselfish, groupers, moray eels, mullets, and wrasses.

Menorca has served as a meeting point for different cultures throughout history, with numerous ports along its coastline. The natural port of Ciutadella, in particular, has been a refuge for ships traveling across the Mediterranean. Off the coast of the Castle of San Nicolás, divers can explore the remnants of shipwrecks, with scattered amphorae lying on the seabed. It is important to note that the amphorae should not be touched, but they can be captured in photographs.

To begin the dive, divers will set off from the port of Ciutadella and head south, anchoring in the designated area near the coast. The dive starts with a descent and a northward swim through a small tunnel, leading to a sandy area at a depth of 12m. From there, divers should navigate southward, maintaining close proximity to the sandy area, to observe the scattered remains of the amphorae. During the return dive, the tunnel should be on the right, and around 50 meters later, divers will turn towards the coast. Here, a large rock formation provides a habitat for various marine species, such as seabreams, damselfish, groupers, combers, moray eels, mullets, wrasses, scorpionfish, octopus, and slipper lobsters. Additionally, divers may encounter sea cotton-spinners, red starfish, and golden anemones amidst the ocean grass-wrack.

This dive is particularly suitable for beginner divers and those looking to explore underwater archaeology. Whether you are seeking a training experience or simply enjoy discovering historical remnants and cave formations, this dive site near San Nicolás is an ideal choice. Plan your dive at this captivating location, where natural beauty and archaeological wonders converge.

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

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Overview of San Nicolás

Depth:14m
Visibility: 0m - 20m
Experience level:
beginner

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