Punta de la Trona (Cap de Creus)

Small canyon and chimney, which is very nice to dive

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:
After a longer journey you arrive at Punta de la Trona. Descend at the anchor line and you automatically get to a small canyon. Follow it until it ends at about 33 meters. Continue the same direction and then orientate higher. Between 10 and 15 meters, the reef shows a very nice growth of hard and soft corals. Octopus, scorpionfish and brown groupers can be seen here almost always so you get a lot here. If you dive to 9 meters you come to a large recess in the reef. Dive into this and you come to a chimney that reaches to the water surface. Unfortunately it does not have air at the top, but it's great to dive it. For larger groups it is recommended to dive the fireplace in pairs. Great dive site with a slight current!

Contributed by:
Clemens Wolfangel

Last content update:
2007/02/27

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