Costa Brava is famous for its wonderful landscapes and its beaches, but submarine views can be fairly breathtaking too. Shipwrecks, caves, wildlife, there are so many reasons which make scuba diving in Costa Brava fascinating. There are various scuba diving schools proposing different areas to explore, the ideal way to be satisfied is to ask them where precisely they will be taking you, not to miss what interests you the most.
If you don’t have any idea of what you want to see, here are a few examples of what you can admire when scuba diving in Costa Brava waters.
Shipwrecks are delightedly mysterious, when exploring one, you feel like a hero from an adventure movie looking for memories from the past. But they are also great artificial reefs. Indeed, very often, wild animals and plants appropriates shipwrecks and make them their new home.
At a depth of 30 meters, you can explore the Reggio Messina, which is the largest shipwreck in the Costa Brava.
The Avenire, also called Marmoler, sank in 1971, you can admire it at a depth of 42 meters. It is almost intact, and the wildlife is very rich.
The Llanishen was a British merchant ship which was torpedoed by a German ship during the First World War. It is at a depth of 10 meters, and again, the aquatic life took possession of it.
There are many other shipwrecks, as well as coves, tunnels and caves in the area of the Costa Brava, it’s up to you to explore them!
You may think that the Mediterranean waters are not diverse enough regarding the wildlife to be worthy of interest, but actually, more than 15 different species can be observed in the area of the Costa Brava, which is only a small part of the Mediterranean Sea.
Among them, barracudas, octopus, moray eels, starfish, red coral, multicolored gorgonian…
You can contact the many scuba diving schools to know what they propose, not all of them will take you to every single shipwreck in existence for example.
Put on your wetsuit and explore the mysteries of the Costa Brava waters!