The Mediterranean Sea has a very rich biodiversity, with a total of 10,000 to 12,000 recorded marine species, and new species still being discovered. The coastal zones, such as the Costa Brava, supporting marine seagrasses like Posidonia oceanica are particularly productive as they are the breeding habitats for many important species.
Come and join us - there’s something here for every taste from close encounters with eagle rays, sun fish, Mediterranean moray eels, congers and groupers to delicate tunicate, nudibranchs and the most beautiful Gorgonian corals.
For underwater photographers the amazing abundance of marine life on the Costa Brava makes you feel like a kid in a sweet shop!
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Parc Natural del Montgrí, les Medes i el baix Ter is a natural park formed to protect the wonderful coastline where we love to dive, from the Medes Islands to the north of Cala Montgo, L’Escala.
Along the coast from L’Escala, within the new Marine Protected Area, lies the Reggio Messina, the largest ship wreck that divers can visit on the Costa Brava, which was sunk deliberately in 1991. It lies at 30 meters.
The Avenire, also known as “the Marmoler” due to the cargo of marble still visible in its hold, sank in a storm off Cala Montgó near L’Escala in 1971. It is the only intact ship wreck in the area and sits upright on a sandy seabed at 44 meters. It attracts some huge sea bass and massive shoals of bream and sea perch.
The Constantine lies even nearer to L’Escala and is accessible from the shore. Due to its shallow position the natural wreck had to be broken up and only the boilers remain intact, with wreckage strewn over a wide area of sea bed.
Here’s our latest wreck, the location of which is a closely guarded secret. We found the fisherman’s cap, sunglasses and an ID card on that Cleanup Eco Dive, and half expected to discover the poor guy’s remains! (The ID card has been handed over to the local police).
There are plenty of macro subjects like delicate Light bulb tunicates, Bryozoan Mermaid’s veil, and mating nudibranchs laying their strand of eggs.