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Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Why do it?
60% of the Municipality of Tarifa is classified under some kind of Protected Area with the main one being the Natural Park of The Straits which is also a marine park and includes a large portion of Tarifa’s waters.
This is a great diving area, where dropping from the boat, into crystal Atlantic waters means scuba diving along walls, reefs and well preserved ship wrecks at depths ranging from 6 – 30m.
The best dives are just off the small island adjoining Tarifa and extend as far west as Zahara de las Atunes.
The visibility is nearly always good with temperatures between 15 – 20 degrees and you’ll see an abundance of marine life: moray eels, conger eels, octopus, scorpion fish, sun fish, rays and many more.
When can I do it?
All year round.
Scuba diving can be your ticket to a new world – the feeling of weightlessness and the colours and the shapes make diving a truly magical experience.
By Spanish law, the minimum age for all courses is 14 years.
An excellent small museum and information centre has been opened just 7 km west of Tarifa past the Hurricane Hotel, There are excellent visual displays on everything above and below the surface of the local seas.