Scuba diving in El Meridian
The old El Meridian boat was deliberately sunk in 2005 in order to create an artificial reef. The wreck site is located near Palm Mar and can only be reached by boat. The wreck, which is approximately 18m/59ft long, lies on a sandy bottom and is fully intact. As it was recently sunk, the wreck is not yet overgrown with corals, but many shoaling fish have made the wreck their home. There are numerous opportunities for penetration, but the wreck site is only suitable for experienced divers due to the depth of 30/98ft.
When to go
Diving at El Meridian dive site is possible all year round. However, the warmest water temperature is during the summer, when it is around 24-26C/75-79F. The average water temperature in winter is 19C/66F.
What to see
While exploring the wreck, divers can see shoals of damselfish, parrotfish, groupers, bream, rays, and even angel sharks that can be spotted more frequently during the winter months.
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