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 Estartit & Medes Islands

Spain, Costa Brava

English (Translate this text in English): Medes Islands are located off Estartit (less than 1 mile), at the northern end of Spain's Costa Brava. This is a national park and dives are regulated (Annual dives were around the 80,000 mark in 1994 but have now been restricted to 60,000 - 400 a day - to protect the reserve).

The Medes Islands comprise two main islands - Meda Gran and Meda Petita - with numerous large outlying rocks and pinnacles that have been carved out by erosion and the action of the sea.

There is a incredible quantity of fishs in this marine park, including huge and numerous groopers !

Some caves are welle known such as the Dolphin's cave (Tunels del Dofi) and the Cow cave (Cova de la Vaca).

Enjoy Estartit !

English (Translate this text in English): Medes Islands are located off Estartit (less than 1 mile), at the northern end of Spain's Costa Brava. This is a national park and dives are regulated (Annual dives were around the 80,000 mark in 1994 but have now been restricted to 60,000 - 400 a day - to protect the reserve).

The Medes Islands comprise two main islands - Meda Gran and Meda Petita - with numerous large outlying rocks and pinnacles that have been carved out by erosion and the action of the sea.

There is a incredible quantity of fishs in this marine park, including huge and numerous groopers !

Some caves are welle known such as the Dolphin's cave (Tunels del Dofi) and the Cow cave (Cova de la Vaca).

Enjoy Estartit !

Medes Islands are located off Estartit (less than 1 mile), at the northern end of Spain's Costa Brava. This is a national park and dives are regulated (Annual dives were around the 80,000 mark in 1994 but have now been restricted to 60,000 - 400 a day - to protect the reserve).

The Medes Islands comprise two main islands - Meda Gran and Meda Petita - with numerous large outlying rocks and pinnacles that have been carved out by erosion and the action of the sea.

There is a incredible quantity of fishs in this marine park, including huge and numerous groopers !

Some caves are welle known such as the Dolphin's cave (Tunels del Dofi) and the Cow cave (Cova de la Vaca).

Enjoy Estartit !

English (Translate this text in English): Medes Islands are located off Estartit (less than 1 mile), at the northern end of Spain's Costa Brava. This is a national park and dives are regulated (Annual dives were around the 80,000 mark in 1994 but have now been restricted to 60,000 - 400 a day - to protect the reserve).

The Medes Islands comprise two main islands - Meda Gran and Meda Petita - with numerous large outlying rocks and pinnacles that have been carved out by erosion and the action of the sea.

There is a incredible quantity of fishs in this marine park, including huge and numerous groopers !

Some caves are welle known such as the Dolphin's cave (Tunels del Dofi) and the Cow cave (Cova de la Vaca).

Enjoy Estartit !

English (Translate this text in English): Medes Islands are located off Estartit (less than 1 mile), at the northern end of Spain's Costa Brava. This is a national park and dives are regulated (Annual dives were around the 80,000 mark in 1994 but have now been restricted to 60,000 - 400 a day - to protect the reserve).

The Medes Islands comprise two main islands - Meda Gran and Meda Petita - with numerous large outlying rocks and pinnacles that have been carved out by erosion and the action of the sea.

There is a incredible quantity of fishs in this marine park, including huge and numerous groopers !

Some caves are welle known such as the Dolphin's cave (Tunels del Dofi) and the Cow cave (Cova de la Vaca).

Enjoy Estartit !

English (Translate this text in English): Medes Islands are located off Estartit (less than 1 mile), at the northern end of Spain's Costa Brava. This is a national park and dives are regulated (Annual dives were around the 80,000 mark in 1994 but have now been restricted to 60,000 - 400 a day - to protect the reserve).

The Medes Islands comprise two main islands - Meda Gran and Meda Petita - with numerous large outlying rocks and pinnacles that have been carved out by erosion and the action of the sea.

There is a incredible quantity of fishs in this marine park, including huge and numerous groopers !

Some caves are welle known such as the Dolphin's cave (Tunels del Dofi) and the Cow cave (Cova de la Vaca).

Enjoy Estartit !

English (Translate this text in English): Medes Islands are located off Estartit (less than 1 mile), at the northern end of Spain's Costa Brava. This is a national park and dives are regulated (Annual dives were around the 80,000 mark in 1994 but have now been restricted to 60,000 - 400 a day - to protect the reserve).

The Medes Islands comprise two main islands - Meda Gran and Meda Petita - with numerous large outlying rocks and pinnacles that have been carved out by erosion and the action of the sea.

There is a incredible quantity of fishs in this marine park, including huge and numerous groopers !

Some caves are welle known such as the Dolphin's cave (Tunels del Dofi) and the Cow cave (Cova de la Vaca).

Enjoy Estartit !

English (Translate this text in English): Medes Islands are located off Estartit (less than 1 mile), at the northern end of Spain's Costa Brava. This is a national park and dives are regulated (Annual dives were around the 80,000 mark in 1994 but have now been restricted to 60,000 - 400 a day - to protect the reserve).

The Medes Islands comprise two main islands - Meda Gran and Meda Petita - with numerous large outlying rocks and pinnacles that have been carved out by erosion and the action of the sea.

There is a incredible quantity of fishs in this marine park, including huge and numerous groopers !

Some caves are welle known such as the Dolphin's cave (Tunels del Dofi) and the Cow cave (Cova de la Vaca).

Enjoy Estartit !

English (Translate this text in English): Medes Islands are located off Estartit (less than 1 mile), at the northern end of Spain's Costa Brava. This is a national park and dives are regulated (Annual dives were around the 80,000 mark in 1994 but have now been restricted to 60,000 - 400 a day - to protect the reserve).

The Medes Islands comprise two main islands - Meda Gran and Meda Petita - with numerous large outlying rocks and pinnacles that have been carved out by erosion and the action of the sea.

There is a incredible quantity of fishs in this marine park, including huge and numerous groopers !

Some caves are welle known such as the Dolphin's cave (Tunels del Dofi) and the Cow cave (Cova de la Vaca).

Enjoy Estartit !

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Seasons
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Climate                
Air temp.           32°C
90°F
    24°C
75°F
     
Water temp.           21°C
70°F
    18°C
64°F
     
Equipment Keine Ahnung Keine Ahnung Keine Ahnung Keine Ahnung Keine Ahnung Wetsuit 5mm Keine Ahnung Keine Ahnung Keine Ahnung Keine Ahnung Keine Ahnung Keine Ahnung
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Dive sites

Dive sites (21)
Quality Avg depth Max depth Experience Dive type
Canyones de Fallaguer - / -
25 m 15 m All divers
Carall Bernat 12 / -
25.0 m 45.0 m CMAS ** / AOW
Dolphin's cave 21 / -
20.0 m 28.0 m CMAS * / OW
El Medellot 1 / -
25.0 m 40.0 m CMAS ** / AOW
El Negre de Fallaguer 12 / -
15 m 20 m CMAS * / OW
El Salpatxot 16 / -
15.0 m 20.0 m All divers
Els Arquets - / -
12 m 18 m CMAS ** / AOW
Escrivana - / -
30 m 36 m CMAS *** / Rescue
Ferranelles 8 / -
17.0 m 25.0 m All divers
La Llossa 1 / -
15 m 25 m All divers
La Llossa Revesa - / -
5 m 19 m All divers
La pedrosa - / -
18 m 40 m CMAS ** / AOW
La Vaca 11 / -
22.0 m 45.0 m CMAS ** / AOW
Pedra de Deu 12 / -
30.0 m 40.0 m CMAS *** / Rescue
Pota del Llop 6 / -
21.0 m 50 m CMAS *** / Rescue
Puig de la sardina - / -
25 m 42 m CMAS *** / Rescue
Punta Salines 1 / -
15.0 m 23.0 m All divers
Reggio Messina Wreck 3 / -
28 m 35 m CMAS ** / AOW
Reina - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Tasco Gros 4 / -
18 m 30 m CMAS * / OW
Tasco Petit 7 / -
20.0 m 35.0 m CMAS * / OW

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La Llossa
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Jul 23, 2017
La Llosa -
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Pedra de Deu
By dailoscm
Jul 22, 2017
Pedra de Deu -
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La Vaca
By boudhalex34
Sep 25, 2016
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Pedra de Deu
By boudhalex34
Sep 25, 2016
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Trip: Palamos Septiembre 2010
By DiversCabodePalos
From Sep 9, 2010 to Sep 12, 2010

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Trip: Spain 2010
By raik
From Jun 24, 2010 to Jul 6, 2010

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Trip: Estartit 2010
By chris
From Jun 10, 2010 to Jun 13, 2010
Voyage plongée avec l'UCB1 Plongée à Estartit.
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Trip: Estartit 2010
By yfaure
From Jun 10, 2010 to Jun 13, 2010
Sortie club avec l'UCB1 Plongée à l'Estartit.
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Trip: Spain
By Tanduay
From Jul 5, 2009 to Jul 9, 2009

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By Anonymous , 19-02-2006

Medes - I learnt to dive here 5 years ago and have dived the islands many times since. Though the marine life cannot be compared to the likes of the Red Sea, for either the diversity or the abundance of, these islands are something special. The weather can be a bit 'hit and miss' dependant upon the time of year you visit and some of the swells I have experienced at the largest of the islands (Meda gran) certainly test the diver. All in all a good place to dive and home of some of the biggest grouper you will encounter, with a strange liking of boiled eggs!!!!

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