The Costa Blanca has a coastline of more than 200 kilometers that runs from Denia to Pilar de la Horadada. With approximately 170 beaches, there are a number of good diving and snorkeling spots, especially on the rougher north side.
The temperature in the Costa Blanca is pleasant all year round. The average temperature does not fall below 12 degrees in any month. This is due to the influence of the Mediterranean and the inland mountains that trap the heat. In the months of June to October, the water temperature is on average warmer than 20 degrees. The sea is the coldest in February and March with an average of 14 degrees Celsius. From June to October the water has an average temperature of more than 20 degrees. The sea is the coldest in February and March, with an average temperature of 14 degrees Celsius.
The water is relatively calm, has no dangerous currents and is home to a wide variety of marine life. In addition to the typical fish of the Mediterranean, you will find here rays, sea horses, crabs, octopuses and moraines. Sunfish visit the coast of the Costa Blanca from the end of spring and in September and October we find sardines and barracudas. There are also sea grasses in many colors to admire.
There are three dive centers on the Costa Blanca. Experienced divers can go here for boat dives. It is also possible to get your PADI diving certificate, rent diving equipment and plan a dive. For snorkelling you can of course go anywhere on the coast. We are happy to help you if you want to take a course or make a boat dive. A trial dive in our swimming pool is also possible.
The best diving and snorkel locations
This beach in the municipality of Jávea is considered by many to be one of the best beaches in Spain. Here we can find a sea bottom where white sand and Posidonia alternate, with octopuses, mackerel, large mussels and other underwater species. In addition, the beach has shallow and calm waters, making it ideal for divers who are just starting out. It is also a prime location for other activities such as sea kayaking.
The island of Portixol is a nature reserve with a popular bird sanctuary, also with a rich marine life. The rocky seabed, covered with sea grass, is home to a variety of groupers, eels and reef bass. Occasionally a squid can also be seen. The water is easily accessible from the pebble beach, which is connected to the main road by stairs.
The 'Vaporet' is the wreck of a cargo ship and is located approximately 6 km from the port of Denia. This ship sunk at the end of the 19th century and is now home to many species of fish, including sardines and lobsters. Due to the considerable depth, possible currents and limited visibility, it is recommended that only highly experienced divers undertake this dive and even then only under optimal conditions.
Peñón de Ifach
This beautiful dive is made on the north side of the Peñón de Ifach, in Calpe, and is characterized by the rocky bottom and the enormous arches that have formed in some of the rocks. In this environment we find some of the largest octopuses found on the Costa Blanca and numerous sea anemones. Breams, moraines, groupers and drums fish are also found here. This is a fairly deep dive, so you will need a certain amount of experience.
Great locations to snorkel:
– Cala El Racó
– Cala del Penyal
- Cala les Rotes
3. Xàbia/ Jávea:
- Parador de Jávea
- Caleta de Dins
4. Mar Azul:
- Cala la Barraca/Platja del
- Playa de Carambolo
5. Cala Granadella
- Cala Moraig
- Racó del Pallarès
– Benidorm eiland (pauweneiland)
– Playa Racó del conill
– Tio Ximo
– Cala Almadrava
– Cala Ximo
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