Scuba diving in El Gat

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Access
From Boat
Diver level
Experienced
Depth
Average: 82 ft
Maximum: 180.4 ft
Current
moderate to strong
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
The El Gat dive site is located close to a huge rock at the easternmost point of Cap Norfeu. The rock is named El Gat because it resembles two cat ears. The dive site is well-known for an abundance of marine life, and features a steep wall that drops to approximately 55m/180ft down. At the shallower depths, the wall of El Gat is covered in beautiful white gorgonians, while at its deeper end, the wall seems colored in red because of the extended fields of red gorgonians.

When to go

The El Gat dive site offers year-round diving, but the best diving conditions are during the summer months, when the water temperature rises to 25-26C/77-79F. In winter the water temperature can drop to as low as 13-14C/55-57F.

What to see

By descending along the wall, divers will see beautiful corals, white and red gorgonians, moray and conger eels, lobsters, eagle rays, sea bream, groupers and other marine species.

Reachable from

Roses, L'Escala

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