Diving in Region of Valencia
"The reason I love the sea I cannot explain, it's physical. When you dive you begin to feel like an angel." Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Region of Valencia, with a privileged location on the eastern coast of Spain, is home to endless diving locations along over 600 km of pure Mediterranean coastline. Scenery of luminous beauty, crystal clear waters inviting you to dive in, wonderful environments of great natural value, life in abundance and full of colour... these are some of the reasons for exploring these waters of the deepest Mediterranean blue along the extensive coastline of the Region of Valencia.
Region of Valencia provides all the attractions any diver is looking for, including an extensive network of diving centres located in places of outstanding natural beauty, 4 Marine Reserves where dusky groupers, lobsters, majestic sunfish and delicate seahorses can be contemplated, kilometric barriers of Posidonia Oceanica, and it even offers the possibility of diving throughout history in iconic archeological sites such as the roman ship cargo Bou Ferrer, or over any of the 13 shipwrecks scattered along our coast.
Divers can dive year-round here, thanks to our waters' mild temperatures (14ºC in winter, 19ºC in spring and autumn and 26ºC in summer). With no strong winds or ocean currents, our coastline offers well-protected diving locations suitable for all divers. You can come with your family, as diving sensations can be discovered here from as young as 10 years of age.
REGION OF VALENCIA, MEDITERRANEAN LIVE
One of the most important attractions of the Region of Valencia is its long coast, with almost 600 kilometres of coastline bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and three Marine Reserves, where you can discover incredible underwater landscapes and amazing marine biodiversity with a snorkel and mask.
The Bou Ferrer Wreck is a Roman shipwreck of the 1st c. CE found at a depth of approximately 25 meters and is located nearly 1000 meters from the coast, in front of the beaches of Villajoyosa (Alicante). The ship was likely en route from southern Spain to Italy when it was struck by a squall, whereupon it tried to find refuge on shore, but sank before it could reach shelter.
When accessing diving areas from the coast, passing through natural habitats, plants and animals must be respected, no matter how insignificant they might seem.
Rubbish or waste must not be thrown on the ground or left behind.
When accessing by boat or other craft, avoid pouring oil or fuel into the sea, as well as dumping other waste (empty containers, packets, cigarette stubs...).