Calpe Los Arcos
Calpe, in the shade of a giant rock.
Calpe Los Arcos
This excellent diving location is on the north side of the Peñón de Ifach and is characterized by a rocky bottom made up of large stones arranged to create fascinating and curious shapes. When the visibility is particularly good, the captivating atmosphere they create can be dazzling.
The name Calpe Los Arcos most likely comes from the arches formed in some of these huge rocks.
The random and fascinating arrangement of the rocks and the multiple point of interest allow us to improvise any route. Although, if we start from the Arches zone (as is normal for people diving with the local dive centers), we suggest you descend to nine meters in order to gain some depth.
We will immediately find the first and largest of the arches, a spectacular blue gateway with a roof covered by Gorgonia.
Following the profile of the falling rocks and sandy area, we go towards the end of the rocks (southeast) observing the beautiful row of balconies formed by the rocks that give way to the sand; after a short while, they block our path and have to search for the Peñón wall.
After that the big rocks will reappear with many cracks and crevices where we can find Morays, Groupers and Sea Bass. When we reach the wall, it should be on our left and from here we can keep enjoying this interesting bottom in order to finally arrive at the place from where we started the dive. We can also visit the other arches that sit at around eight meters depth and practically face the arch that we used as the start point of our dive.
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