Scuba diving in Francisquita

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 40 m
Maximum: 50 m
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m

Due to the depth, this site is only suitable for advanced-level divers. The wreck is a freighter originally named El Francisquita that sank in 1952 due to a strong storm. It landed 0.9km/0.6mi northwest of Punta Nati at a depth of 48-50m/157-164ft on a sandy bottom. The wreck stands upright on its keel and seems to be sailing underwater.

When to go

The most favorable time for visiting the Francisquita dive site is May through October, the same as other sites in Spain. The average water temperature is 26C/79F in summer and 18C/64F in winter.

What to see

Francisquita is also known for its diverse inhabitants, some of which are very large fish, such as benthic species. Other species found here include corals, brightly colored sponges, damselfish, large groupers, scorpionfish, electric rays, swallowtail sea perch, large brown meagres, moray eels, conger eels, and stingrays.

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