Grouper, wrecks and paella on big weekend

archive – Travel News

Grouper, wrecks and paella on big weekend

If you're pushed for time, southern Spain is pushing hard for your attention for long-weekend dive trips.

One option is to head for Castellón on the Mediterranean coast of Comunitat Valenciana, with its own airport easily accessed from the UK with Ryanair (or else fly into Valencia, 60 miles away).

Attractions include a day-boat trip to Columbretes Islands Nature Park & Marine Reserve, an archipelago of four volcanic islands with a “very peculiar landscape“ of shoals, reefs, craters and volcanic chimneys, and a population of grouper, barracuda, conger and moray eels, lobsters, sting rays and even sunfish.

A separate boat-trip offers dives on the two 50m-long Burriana cargo shipwrecks sunk in 1995 – the Cala Egos and Litri – also said to be notable for the plentiful marine life populating them, in particular a range of colourful nudibranchs.

This pair of boat-dives with Casa Mar Charters costs 225 euros pp, and the food served, especially on the Columbretes trip, including paella valenciana, is a third big attraction, we‘re told.



Get a weekly roundup of all Divernet news and articles 🤿

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related Divernet Posts

Diver Magazine Relaunch

Diver magazine needs YOU!

Are you still lamenting the demise of Diver magazine? Well now you can help resurrect an icon as we seek to bring back the magazine


Went for a dive and saw one fish

Editor-in-Chief of the Underwater Photography Guide NIRUPAM NIGAM went for a dive in the Gulf of Maine, a body of water historically known as “the

The Alex Van Opstal

WRECK TOUR 152 – The Alex Van Opstal

An old Weymouth favourite, the 5965-ton Belgian motor ship Alex Van Opstal, an early casualty of World War Two. It was sunk by a mine on 15 September, 1939, just 15 days after the German invasion of Poland.

Buford Springs Cave topside view

2 divers die at Florida cave site

Two men have died while scuba diving at western Florida cave-diving location Buford Springs Cave.  Three teenage swimmers found 63-year-old Stephen Roderick Gambrell unresponsive at

Sponges fragments

Sponges: Glue of the reef

A variety of environmental threats hang over scuba attraction the Florida Keys, but a team of dedicated divers are doing their bit to shift the

nets and diver

Spanish divers battle illegal nets

Scuba divers from Spanish marine conservation group Equilibrio Marino have removed a 600m fishing net from the Mediterranean Sea off Malaga city beach. In the

Follow Divernet on Social Media

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x