Dive Sites

Diving in Sierra Helada Natural Park

The Mediterranean Sea is a very healthy sea with a huge biodiversity despite all the commercial fishing that takes part on it. “To be able to see you must know how to look at”. We have a message for those who knows how to look at: it is an alive and colourful sea down there.

The Mediterranean is a strong and intense sea fighting for its survival and it never gives up. That’s why is possible to have unforgettable moments during our dives, especially those who knows how to observe its beauty.

Belongs to The Natural Park of Sierra Helada is located the Island & the Llosa of Benidorm, both are marine protected areas and are very well known in the diving industry due to its huge biodiversity.
For unknown reasons, this underwater area has special crystal water conditions, its nutrients feeds different marine species & seabirds. On top of this we are super lucky because thanks to the water temperature we can and we dive the whole year around. Summer & Autumn season the visibility reaches 25 to 30 meters. Why the divers always end the dive smiling?

 

The Lighthouse / The Cavern of Chango ( Benidorm Island )

This dive site is located in the SE of the Island, just below the light hose. It is very enjoyable dive. It is a small wall that seems to be the Island’s prolongation but underwater reaching the depth of 26 metres. The bottom is quite irregular due to huge rocks that fall down from the Island making the dive quite interesting.
Marine life: school of barracudas & sea bream, conger eel, moray eel, groupers, common seabream, eagle rays. As well as the macro is everywhere such us nudibranch, gobies , blennies …. Keep checking cracks and holes ….Make no mistake that this is one of the most awesome dives in the Island.

 

The Dock ( Benidorm Island )

Probably is the most popular dive site in the Island. Once we reach the Island, we mooring the speed boat just in front of the jetty. For experience divers can start the dive descending trough the mooring’s rope. For beginners divers will swim to the Island (less than a 1min) to start in a shallow area. We start the dive facing south and will continue the gentle slope of the Island till we reach the depth of 24 m. During the dive apart of our dive buddy we will be accompanied by school of breams Mediterranean damselfish, cristal fishes. Depends the time of the year, the bottom is colonized by octopus, lobster, stargazer ( sandy bottom ), marmoratas ( sandy bottom). It is very important to keep one eye in the blue water, mola-mola/sun fish can be seen!. All diving leves. Max. Depth 24m.

Garbí Corner ( Benidorm Island )

The dive site is located right after “the dock” dive site. Two walls of the Island meet at this point to create a dramatic a plateau full of life followed by an amazing wall – corner. Once in the water, very soon we will be fascinated by the huge variety of marine life that lives down there. We will dive surrounded by schools of colourful fishes, damselfish, many octopus, colourful fishes and seabreams that will accompanied us for most of the dive. A bit deeper we will enjoy the visit of the elegant barracudas reaching the size of 50 cm most of them. The beautiful Nacra for the past few years has been a endanger specie in the area but lately it is having a positive recovering. Max. Depth: -24 meters.

 

The Christ’s Cave ( Benidorm Island )

The mooring place is at the NE of the Benidorm’s Island. Following the mooring line we reach the bottom at 18 meters. We will start the dive facing north with the wall on the left hand side , exploring the area between enormous rocks had have fall down from the top of the Island. The common habitants on this area are moray eels, conger eels, common seabream, wrasses, lizarfish, bogue, eagle rays. All diving levels. Max. Depth – 24 meters.

 

The Arches ( Benidorm Island )

This is one of the most famous dive sites in Benidorm’s Island. Once in the water, following the mooring line we reach the bottom at the depth of 18 meters, keeping the slope on the right hand side and facing south we will start the dive. Huge rocks to explore resting on the gentle bottom – slope. In their cracks, crevices and holes offering shelter are congers eels, moray eels and lobster, more shy than the others two this is the reason why they are more difficult the see. At the bottom of these amazing rocks, we will be able to find the omnipresent octopus. Keep one eye on the blue for the friendly eagle rays, sun fish (mola-mola) and barracudas encounters. After a while we will go a bit shallower (-10 meters) to go through the Arches, both made by the waves and wind erosion years ago. As soon as you crossed them, you will be fascinated by the incredible underwater landscape made by lights & shadows. All levels. Max. Depth -18 meters.

 

The Llosa

“I am diving for more than 20 years in The Llosa and every day gives me a new surprise, something different, I don´t know how to explain but it happens “ Being said by a veteran diver with +5000 registered dives. It is a flat plateau (-8m), running some meters out to sea before dropping off abruptly on its east side until the -24m. Diving a few meters away from the wall, soon we will reach the depth of -30m. The explosion of life mixed with lights & shadows, underwater corridors decorated with enormous rocks and the sweet Virgin’s Cave makes this life as one of the top dive sites in the Mediterranean Sea. This dive site will never disappointed you. The currents are quite usual and can be very strong. For experience and advanced divers. Max depth -30m.

 

The Second Llosa

Got its name due to its proximity and similar profile to the Llosa. It is a gentle rocky slope that runs 60 meters ways and parallel to the Llosa. The gorgonians, lobster and incredible friendly conger eels are the usual habitats during our visit. For experienced and advanced divers. Requisite: Deep Specialty Certification. Max. depth -40m.

Others Dive Sites

Apart of common dives at the very well-known Benidorm Island, some small and nice ship wrecks in Villajoyosa waters, we also organize trips to Mitjana Island and the Elephant Cave. For the shipwreck lovers, we have located several wrecks quite deep that allow us to dive in the history. A few of them are “ La Nina” , el “ Gasolina”, el “ Farina”, el “ Gallinero” o el de “los Mamellones”. All resting at the depths of -60m to -85m . They are huge cargos sank (most of them) during the conflicts of the WWI. For more information, please have a look to our Technical Diving Section.

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