On-board Diary: Diving at Farallon, Murcia

Author: Thierry Lannoy
Date: July 22, 2010



After yesterday’s excellent immersions, we cast off early to approach Farallon Island. This would be setting for today’s dive. A Posidonia meadow surrounds the little island, and its walls are a habitat for the species common in this part of the Mediterranean: Moray eels, scorpion fish, octopuses and Parazoanthus.

We greatly enjoyed this immersion: The water barely has a thermocline, and the temperature does not drop below 24 degrees, visibility is excellent, and there is no discernable current. What's more, the marine life does not cease to surprise us.

The waters of Murcia lived up to their reputation and are still one of the best diving spots in Spain.

In the evening, we came into the port of San Pedro del Pinatar, where two of our diving companions, Kike Talledo and Carlos Suárez, disembarked, and Gorka Leclercq and Carlos Minguell took their places.