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Diving in L'Estartit

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When to go to L'Estartit

L'Estartit has a mild and temperate climate, and diving is possible all year-round. The high diving season is from May to September. The rainiest periods are September to December and April to May. The average air temperature throughout the year varies from 10C/50F in January to 26C/79F in August. The sea temperature varies from 13C/55F in winter to 25C/77F in summer. The visibility is good, 10-30m/32-98ft.

 

What to see

Divers can also observe there an abundant marine life including crayfish, conger eels, scorpion fish, lobsters, nudibranchs, red groupers, tuna, barracudas, eagle rays, starfish, red corals and many other species.

 

Most popular dive sites

These sites are really worth seeing: La Pedrosa, Dolphin's Cave, Carall Bernat, Puig de La Sardina, Pedra de Deu and for wreck diving, the Reggio Messina Wreck. For example, Dolphin's Cave is a dive site with several tunnels and a cave in the area, at the southern entrance of which divers happen upon a small, bronze statue of a dolphin. This dive is recommended for advanced divers. The maximum depth is 28m/92ft.

Scuba diving in L'Estartit

L'Estartit is a small town and a seaside resort on the Costa Brava, on the northeastern coast of Spain. Girona-Costa Brava Airport is located in 50 km frrom it. Estartit has historical areas to explore, a variety of tourist facilities, a long sandy beach and all types of activities, including diving, windsurfing, and sailing. There are three coves, cut into the beautiful Montgri Massif, that are within walking distance of L’Estartit. The coves are called Cala Calella, Cala Pedrosa and Cala Ferriol. These coves are great snorkeling spots. The highlight of this place is the closeness of the Illes Medes Archipelago (composed of various uninhabited islands), which was once of special interest to pirates who were active the Mediterranean Sea. It is a very beautiful place that has been protected since 1990 by Natural Park status and is home to many different species of flora and fauna, both above and below the waterline. In the Illes Medes Archipelago and the L'Estartit coast, scuba divers can explore rocky walls, many beautiful caves and drop-offs, as well as wrecks. Diving in these warm, clear waters is suitable for all diver levels, with a depth varying from 10-50m/32-164ft. It is a paradise for the photographer or videographer.