Marine Reserve of Cabo de Palos and Islas Hormigas

Places and routes | 11 Jul 2014

The marine reserve of Cabo de Palos and Islas Hormigas is an amazing natural underwater landscape of Cartagena. It has 1898 hectares. It’s the best place for practise scuba diving in the Mediterranean sea. It’s the dream of diving lovers because it has a lot of treasures as some shipwrecks, wonderful landscapes and a great variety of biological.

 

The excelent temperature of the area makes it posible to practise scuba diving throughout the year. The average water temperatura is 14ºC in winter and 25ºC in summer.

 

 

Reserva marina Cabo de Palos

 Marine Reserve of Cabo de Palos and Islas Hormigas. By universomarino.com

 

 

It was declared Specially Protected Area of Mediterranean Importance for save the flora and fauna of the area in 1995. Also was denominated Special Protection Area for Birds. The marine reserve of Islas Hormigas can only be visited by biologists with special license. 

 

 

Faro de Cabo de Palos

 Cabo de Palos. By playayresorts.com

 

 

It’s an ideal destination for practise scuba diving in Spain. If you are an expert diver you can visit the Sirio shipwreck. Also you can see other shipwrecks such as Minerva and Nord America.

 

 

Naufragios Cabo de Palos

 Cabo de Palos shipwrecks. By regmurcia.com

 

 

You can see a lot of prairies of oceanic Posidonia and coral colonies of rocky nature. Also you can see a great variety of fauna as sea urchins, sponges, red mullet, grouper, sea bass, octopus, prawns, lobsters, eels and starfish.

 

 

Fauna de la reserva marina Cabo de Palos

 Flora and fauna. By regmurcia.com

 

 

Finally, if you decide to visit this espectacular marine reserve we recommend you to diving on Cabo de Palos and enjoy this wonderful landscape of the Mediterranean sea.

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