Reef of the Portixol Island (La Mona or María Claudia) – Scuba Xàbia (Jávea)

Maria Claudia

After the island of Portitxol in the direction of the Cap de la Nau we find a small islet, known as the Mona or Maria Claudia. In this dive we propose a circular route around it. We will anchor in front of it facing southeast. Shortly after diving and following the anchor line we will find the entrance to a natural chimney at a depth of between 7 and 11 meters. We will see here some sort of windows that create spectacular luminous effects. We’ll access the chimney in the final section of the dive though; Before, we will go all the way to the reef, whose walls descend progressively, in smooth slopes in some points and in abrupt cuts in others, offering hollows and small caves always full of life. The bottom is to a depth of between 15 and 22 meters and is of sand with great rocks. It also extends through a line of rock in parallel that can be followed until returning to the starting point. At this moment we will access the chimney with care that our flutter does not muddy the water.

The data

Spectacular lighting effects.