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Diving in L'Escala

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When to go to L'Escala

L’Escala has a moderate Mediterranean climate. Because of the influence of the Mediterranean Sea extremes in weather are uncommon and it is very pleasant to stay here during the summer. The primary maximum of rainfall here occurs in September-November and in April-May. The average air temperature in summer is about 27C/80F and in winter - about 10C/50F. The water temperature is range from 13C/55F in February to 25C/77F in August. Visibility is good and ranges from 10-30m/98ft.


What to see

Marine life is rich and wonderful: groupers, moray eels, conger eels, little barracudas, John Dory, grey and spotted stingrays, lobsters, big scorpion fish, big yellow sponges, etc.



Scuba diving in L'Escala

L'Escala is a small holiday resort located on the Costa Brava, between the southern end of the Gulf of Roses and Cala Montgó (Bay).Girona Airport is located in 55 km from it. L'Escala has an important fishing port, beautiful beaches (near the Bay of Roses and town of Riells), natural parks, historic and art monuments, and the ancient ruins of Empuries, and it has a festival dedicated to its famous anchovies. Snorkeling and diving are also popular here, and there are several diving centers. L'Escala has superb scuba diving along the coast and at the Medes Islands Marine Reserve. This area has a bustling quantity of marine life. Divers here will be awed by the caves, walls, reefs, wrecks, and tunnels.  


Most popular dive sites

This area offers a great variety of dive sites for all level experience. The must see sites include Marmoler/ Avvenire Wreck, Illa de Massa d’Or, Cala Viuda, El Gat and Saint Prosper. Nearby there are also some worth visiting sites, such as Dolphin's Cave, Pedra de Deu, Carall Bernat.