Cap Falconera (Cap de Creus)

Dive site with many niches and holes to look into

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Data & Description

Alternative names for this dive spot:
Cap Falco

Position:
Cap de Creus - formerly a restricted military area. After opening the Cap, the mainland, as well as the coastal area, was protected. This means that it is not allowed to be fished - and that's why a good population of marine creatures was formed. You can see many octopus, scorpionfish and more and more groupers again. In addition, there are moray eels, conger and occasionally Mola mola (ocean sunfish).
The dive sites on the Cap are easy to dive, occasionally you have to navigate a bit. So a compass is not bad. We were there at the end of July and for this season a semi-dry suit recommended. The water temperature was between 12 and 22 ° C, and who freezes easily should take an ice vest. The visibility varies between 8 and 20 meters, depending on the wind and weather conditions.

Local dive center:
Poseidon

Description local dive center:
We were very satisfied with the diving center "Poseidon". The dive sites were well explained and beginners were taken by "hand". The boat and the dive center made a very good impression, however, the boat is quite full during the lunch dives. But this is also seasonal. In summer there are just a lot of introductory divers who simply want to get to know the feeling. The journey to the dive sites lasts between ½ and 1 ½ hours.

Weather:

WetterOnline
Das Wetter für
Perpignan

 

Description dive spot:
The "Cap Falco" falls gently into the sea and so you can decide to go on into the deep or rather look around in the shallow areas. In the deeper area you will find beautiful soft corals and lots nudibranchs. Deep you can see great red corals and often beautiful brown groupers. Deep or shallow, you can see a lot of octopuses, some of them are very friendly.

Contributed by:
Clemens Wolfangel

Last content update:
2007/02/27

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