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The Cave (0m - 18m)

The Cave (0m - 18m)

The Cave (0m - 18m)

The underwater landscape is dominated by attractive corridors of rock. sand bottom. descending in a gradual manner. Tufts of Posidonia appear between the stones. The upper surface of the rock is covered by the alga Halimeda tuna. a deep green color (especially in early spring). All Levels.

Tossa de Mar. a former fishing village that still retains much of its charm and tranquility. features a walled medieval twelfth century should not be missed. The town is framed by the natural park of Cadiretes. and from the vicinity of the solid Cadiretes Tossa creates a very rugged coastline. excellent for those who come to her in a boat. but very difficult to reach from the ground.

The old port at the foot of the walls of the Vila Vella de Tossa beach is open Codolar. Tossa old port. which is accessed by stairs from the walled enclosure. As its name indicates. consists códois (boulders). and often is occupied by fishing boats shallow draft. North is the Gran de Tossa beach. very wide and long. with pink sand very coarse grained. clean and deep waters. their sandy bottoms. however. does not offer much interest to the diver.

The Riera de Tossa leads garbí part of the beach of Tossa. and at the time of heavy rains muddy the waters a lot.

The rocky bottom that extends to the roundabouts that communicate with the beach of Tossa de Mar Menuda is shallow (up to 5 or 6 feet). although entertaining for snorkelling. Among the roundabouts and LIlla is a slab whose highest point is about 2 m from the surface. and appearing on charts under the name Llosa de la Palma. Palmas name is also applied on charts to the beach known as Mar Menuda. to the point that closes in the east and the island that rises in front.

You can access Tossa de Mar from the N-II. on the road between Blanes to Sant Feliu de Guixols. In addition. Junction 9 of the A-7 is relatively close. It is possible to park near the beach. but in summer not made any easier to find sites free. It is also a very visited by divers during the weekends of the year. so the car will rarely simple.

Rapes. squid. and stingrays From the abundant fauna. castanets. the white bream. bream some dentex. octopus. rays. maybe some brown or some nacra. white gorgonians. and a mere forkbeards near LIlla. among other species. At year-end start to get squid. and the cave are made at Christmas. but later they approach the rapes and parsnips (found on the sand). These funds have been many eels. but most have disappeared.

The Sea is often a small beach on the east side has a rocky. narrow corridor. known as Es Forat or Sa Sa Pauma Banyera Ses Dones. Its soft sandy bottom gradually descends. and is perfect for first dives. allowing a gradual entry and highly protected. Even with garbí Sea. Sa Banyera waters remain calm. as only are affected by severe storms from the east. At the exit. the depth is about 4 0 m. from where it falls abruptly to a sandy corridor about 8 or below the surface. From here you can take three different directions: toward the front is going to Lllla (is the greatest rock and further away from the coast) to the right. the beach of the Mar Menuda; to the left is Ses Illetas will.

The background between the tip of the Mar Menuda and LIlla is very attractive. In mid-channel is a slab which amounts to about 3 0 4 or the surface is known as the Freu de Pedra. and after a small ledge drops almost vertically to the i8 m depth. The underwater landscape is sandy channel. round stones and seaweed. The funds on the outside of LIlla are about 20 m. By contrast the west side is not very wide. with a fairly bare wall that drops to a maximum of 15 m.

Departing from the tub to lift the stone can be traced to the Bou (fotófila community on hard stone. with some esciáfilas) go to the cave. about 19 0 20 m. If not known. it is difficult to discover the way. but it is during the return. as before has a sandy beach. The Germans call it Christmas cave. or Bethlehem. in their publications. because for so long was placed a nativity scene at the entrance of the cave that has been changing.

Under the name of rock known Assumption precoralígeno bar that sits more or less parallel to the coast (southeast of the cave of Bethlehem after passing through a sandy plain). The stone stands on a sandy bottom and algae. about 22 0 23 m deep. and is one of the best dives in the area.

Following the coast to the north is the set of Ses Illetas. the Creek and Llnfern in Caixa den Boada is Sot. Ses Illetas form a labyrinth with a myriad of islands. islets and reefs. with runners on funds rocky sand or pebbles; its modest dimensions make it suitable for snorkeling. In contrast. LInferno Creek Caixa is a spectacular narrow slit. which is a small beach where you can hear the waves pounding on stormy days. but its funds are to be uninteresting and shallow sand .

Itinerary

The dive starts in the same tub. where it follows a straight-walled channel (io degrees) on a base of sand that gradually descends down to the 8 0 9 m (perhaps one can already see some sepia). Once there is a large rock which amounts to 4 m. which has not been overcome. we must turn left.

We then discover a recess in the stone and changes the direction of a course of 170 or 180 degrees (ie through the incoming): you cross a narrow channel or passage over a sandy bottom (14 m) between the rocks with clear water. provides beautiful lighting effects. Moreover. in this area and you can admire the wealth of the community fotófila. with a dense cover of green algae on which no large numbers of fish. It is likely that some bream. from this moment. set themselves up as companions and not leaving because the diver until the end of the dive.

Shortly after. leaving the course. the profile trace submarine requires a bit to 12 m. to immediately fall on a clear sandy at 20 m depth (perhaps hopefully see some stripe). It then follows the wall on the left (the base is an interesting precoralígeno) to reach the point where this language disappears rock sinking into the sand. Just then outlines the tip. ie. advance and keep to the left. but will be gradually reversed course. now will be between 330 and 360 degrees: it returns therefore to the coast.

Soon you reach a small expanse of sand that gives way to some well-known attractions of the area: the cave of Bethlehem. Inside this small cave is covered numerous three tails. one codling and maybe one rape. The bottom is sandy cave has its entrance at 18 and go up slightly in a short drive from just about 6 or 7 m (although the end is very close). With its compact dimensions. it is best to visit one by one.

After admiring the cave area is exceeded by its top (for the bubbles that come out as evidence of the visit). maintaining a heading of approximately 300 to 330 degrees. here the rocky landscape is very attractive and the holes discovered and some small brown octopus.

In no time limit is reached between the rock and sand. and begin the road back toward the tub. keeping the top left wall until you reach the large rock near the start of immersion. which easily recognized.

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