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  • Writer's pictureShaun Yeo

La Herradura

Updated: Sep 18, 2020

Whilst I was away on my second Cabo de Palos trip this year, I missed a scooter trial event at our local club in Gibraltar. The club was then invited to dive in La Herradura at the Costa Tropical in Spain. Three of us took the offer and went to visited them.

In my new trailer full of diving equipment, we headed off to La Herradura at 6:30AM. It’s a 2.5 hours drive from Gibraltar. We arrived at the dive site/beach just after 10AM, of course we stopped for some breakfast along the way first! With all the kit moved to the beach a little stroll away, we kitted up and off we went. It’s impressive how you can cover so much distance with these scooters. We must have been travelling for a good 20 minutes before we reached the dive site (underwater). The site is called “Punta de la Mona” and is home to one of the last remaining Orange Coral Fields left in the Mediterranean Sea. Large boulders and walls make impressive drops down from 20M to 50M.

I must say, it was an effort carrying so much dive gear, but I don’t regret it. I had my camera with me to take photos of these impressive corals and the marine life that surrounds them. We have now been invited to visit the wreck of “El Vapor” in Cabo de Gata at the end of July. I’m looking forward to the next trip!

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