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Dive spots or courses in Spain?

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Jul 26, 2004

I´m new to deeperblue and could only find a couple mentions to freediving in Spain (Estartit area seems to come up once in a while).

I´ve only got a couple weeks to kill, a limited budget, and no fins with me... anyone out there that can suggest a town to stay in where I can dive with a dive boat or even better other freedivers?

Alternatively... I met a guy last year who said he took a course in Spain where after a few days training, you got to attempt 30m with an instructor. I didn´t write down the name of the place and can´t seem to track it down on the net... anyone heard of this course?

Andrew Keleher
Hi Andrew,
I live near L'Escala and Estartit areas and there is some nice diving in the area. Estartit is a natural reserve and there is lots of marine life to be seen. Also tons of dive operations and some reasonably priced hotels, including hotel plus diving packages. They 'll rent equipment so that would be no problem for the fins.

If you head up the coast a little to L'Escala there are also some nice scuba dive spots and a little more north is Rosas and Cala Montjoi, further on a very nice village called Cadaques and generally some of the clearest water (and coldest) in the area.

If you have a car that would be great as public transport is not so good in the area. Actually there are dive operators all over the area Costa Brava. I know the area above Palamos to Cadaques, but not south of Palamos.

No courses this year, Pelizzari was in Cala Montjoi and Platga d'Aro last year giving courses though. What are your dates?

PM me if you need further info.

Thanks for the info Adrian,

I´m currently trying to get my plan together. I fly to Amsterdam (to kill all the training I put into my lungs :) Aug 17th from Barcelona. I am going to cross over into Morocco shortly, stay about a week and then 36 hour bus it up to the Costa Brava area and get in a week or so of diving.

I tracked down a couple operators on the forums and found DIVE PARADIS and DIVING RADICAL CENTER... I´ll likely try and set something up with one of them unless anyone can recomend other good operators in the area.

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