Punta del Mero (Cap de Creus)

Great dive site with a lot of variety

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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:
Punta del Mero is a cliff that drops into the sea. The visibility here is generally very good and there are plenty of swarm fish. Sardine swarms, swarms of thicklip grey mullets and swarms of barracudas are not uncommon here. Dive the reef to the left shoulder to between 20 and 25 meters, until the cliff tip expires in the sand. Here you should take your time because you can see groupers, morays, octopus and mackerel hunting. After looking at the top you go back more shallow where you can see yellow and purple snails. At 8 meters you will pass a fishing net that provides protection for many small fish. Again, you can stay before you turn up again. Very nice dive site!

Contributed by:
Clemens Wolfangel

Last content update:
2007/02/27

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