In the sea beds of the Mar Menor we find several archaeological remains of Phoenician, Greek and Roman ships that sailed along its waters and traded on its coasts.

Cabo de Palos is the last step of the mountain chain Andalusia that sinks in the sea giving form to a mosaic of small islands, the Bajo de Piles and the Bajo de Dentro, authentic natural reefs, full of life and also of remains of tragic shipwrecks.

The sea beds form one of the most important marine reserves of the Mediterranean with coves of great beauty: Cala Túnez, Cala Fría, Cala Roja, Cala Reona, Cala La Galera, Cala Las Escalerillas, Cala Botella, Cala Las Melvas, Cala Avellán, Cala Medina, Cala Flores.

In the Bajo de Dentro there is a great quantity and variety of gorgonias in depths that are about 30 meters. In the zone of Las Agujas there are banks of pokers of great size, groupers, false codfishes of great size, basses and big banks of mojarra, with occasional visits of fish moon and marine eagles.

Las Islas Hormigas are a few rocky tops that show on the level of the sea close to Cabo de Palos. The exceptional beauty and conservation of its sea beds have been worth the badge of Integral Marine Reserve, and the recognition on the part of the fans as one of the best places of the Peninsula for scuba diving.

The south face of the Islas Hormigas is a hillside that falls down softly up to-40 meters. The north face is a cliff that descends to depths of-60 meters. At the back of this face we find two big wrecks: the S.S. Haendel, with the hull towards the surface, and close to it rests the Nova America on the side of port. This one possesses a very interesting cannon located abaft.

Cabo Tiñoso: vertical cliffs along six miles of coast between Cartagena and Mazarrón. Sandy rich funds in meadows of oceanic posidonia that manage to reach sixty meters of depth. Warm waters with high visibility all the year round, well oxygenated and with high salt concentration.
A strategic located spot, in the confluence of two bays of waters protected from the habitual east winds: Cabo Tiñoso becomes one of the most exceptional zones of the Spanish Mediterranean, today, almost intact thanks to its inaccessibility, offering free of currents dives: The Arch, Calacerrada and The Lake Cave.

The abundance of algae and some mollusks, gasteropods, crustaceans, Cnidaria reflect the purity of the waters. Spread by the whole bottom, there appear blocks of accumulated rocks, fruit of detachments and shaped of the landscape that has continuation under the water, since the whole zone is a sample of caves and submarine tunnels replete of groupers and moraines. Most known it are the Lake Cove, Horse-shoe Cove and the Virgin Cove, all of them of a spectacular beauty and within reach of any diver.

Cabo Cope y Águilas: with two natural protected spaces, the Regional Park of Cabo Cope-Calnegre and the Natural Landscape of Four Coves, offer crystal and transparent waters with abundant fauna and flora with artificial reefs created with wrecks that shelter great quantity of life.

La Isla del Fraile declared Natural Protected Space is a steep and stony island of 6 ‘ 3 hectares of surface placed to the east of Águilas that possesses one of the richest sea beds of the peninsular Southeast, specially due to its algae. It is dolphins viewing spot and possesses an important colony of gulls. For further information, don’t hesitate to check Wikipedia