El Gato (Cap de Creus)

A dive site that includes both a drop off and a beautiful plateau

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Data & Description

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:
El Gato is a single rock right on the coast. Under the buoy there is a plateau that is ideal for diving. Cross over this plateau until you come to the drop off. There you can go deeper and admire the beautiful gorgonians. On the way back you will find many octopuses on the plateau and in the gaps there are small shrimp as well as lobster.

Contributed by:
Clemens Wolfangel

Last content update:
2007/02/27

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