Scuba diving in Tres Picos

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Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 9.84 ft
Maximum: 22.96 ft
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Tres Picos is one of the sites off the coast of La Herradura. The site gets its name from three large underwater rocks that mark this location. The average depth of the site is 3m/10ft. The maximum depth is 7m/22ft. The site features different caves and holes where divers can find conger and moray eels, nudibranchs, octopus, sun fish and electric rays. Alcyonium, three tail wrasse, bream, mullet, fredis and castanets can also be found here. This site also houses colonies of hard and soft corals. The best time to dive Los Tres Picos is the late morning through the early afternoon when the contrast in lighting is the most remarkable. Diving at this location is available for divers of all levels of experience.

When to go

The average air temperature is 12C/54F in the winter and 29C/84F in the summer. The sea temperature rarely falls below 20C/68F all year round. Underwater visibility is good, 10-30m/33-98ft. Currents are low, around 1 knot.

Reachable from

Torrox

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