Towns of the province of MÁLAGA: Alameda - Alhaurín de la Torre - Álora - EL CHORRO - Alozaina (Sierra de las Nieves) - Antequera - Ardales - Benahavís - Benalmádena - Benaoján (Serranía Ronda) - Casarabonela (Sierra de las Nieves) - Cómpeta - Cortes de la Frontera - El Burgo (Sierra de las Nieves) - Estepona - Frigiliana - Fuengirola - Fuente de Piedra - Gaucín (Serranía Ronda) - Guaro (Sierra de las Nieves) - Istán (Sierra de las Nieves) - Júzcar (Serranía de Ronda) - Málaga - Manilva - Marbella - Mijas - Monda (Sierra de las Nieves) - Nerja - Ojén (Sierra de las Nieves) - Ronda - San Pedro de Alcántara - Tolox (Sierra de las Nieves) - Torre del Mar - Torremolinos - Vélez-Málaga - Viñuela -
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Is one of the Top 10 dive sites in Spain. Placer de las Bovedas is a hugh reef that is situated about 3 nautical miles (approx. 6 km) opposite the coast from San Pedro de Alcäntara. It is about 1 km long and 500 meters wide. Coming from the shore side the reef comes up from approx. 30 meters depth, has its shallowest point at about 20 meters and drops down to very deep an the other side.
Dives start at about 20 meters and go to a maximum of 40 meters. Due to the fact that out there not much professional fishing is done groupers from more than 1 meter of length and other bigger species can be seen.
In general the reef is rocky, has beautiful canons, valleys, walls and overhanging rocks.
The nicest flora and fauna from both seas, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic ocean can be found. Hugh schools of fish accompany the divers and make dives in Placer de las Bovedas unforgettable. Dives out there can only be done when the weather is nice and the sea flat. Due to the depth of the dives (20-40 meters) only advanced divers will be taken out. Usually 2-tankdives will be done which means 2 followed dives with a break in between. Because of the extension of the reef a lot of dive sites are still to discover. Because the dive sites in Las Bovedas are in the open sea, very close to the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean you have to be aware that tidal currents can exist. Demanding current- , drift- and deep dives are guaranteed.
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