Buceo en la Herradura

La Herradura – Spain

This post is about a day of diving that I did in Malaga in May 2014. During our tour of Andalusia, I wanted to make myself want to wet my feet (and something else too) in the Mediterranean. So it was that before starting the trip I tried to contact several operators and schools, which were not very interested in answering me. I suppose this was because May is super low season and few would be working.

Diving in Torremolinos

Finally, I ended up coordinating with Simply Diving, an operator located in Torremolinos, 18km south of Malaga, which is run by Simon, an Englishman who speaks little Spanish. The place where they took me was La Herradura, where we made two dives in a place called Tres Picos. Very cool with the dive master, Paco, a 54-year-old from Malaga with whom we chatted for a long time about diving in the Canary Islands.

The two dives were off shore, jumping off rocks on the west side of the bay. Down below, the truth is that there was nothing interesting to see except some nudibranch. It is not a recommended place to go. I didn’t have a camera so I don’t have underwater photos of that place.

I was looking forward to going Tarifa and Gibraltar, where there are several shipwrecks to visit. It will be the next.

Some extra facts:

Visibility: 10 meters more or less.
Water temperature (May): 19ºC
Suit: 5mm Wet

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