Gibraltar Diving

Rock Of Gibraltar aerial view

Explore Gibraltar’s spectacular underwater world with more than 30 wrecks, reefs and pinnacles to choose from. Gibraltar offers excellent sport for beginners, experienced open water and wreck divers. Gibraltar enjoys teeming marine life in a vibrant display of colours. You are likely to come across octopus, moray eels, plenty of bass, bream, sea mullet, sunfish nudibranch and a host of others along with rays and congers.

The red dots on the map show the approximate locations of wrecks and diving sites which you can read about below.

A

Four engines of Shackelton aircraft, crashed 1960s, located 1998, depth 10m. Other aircraft wrecks lie closer to the end of the runway near Eastern Beach but viewing is unpredictable due to shifting sands, depth 7-20m.

B

Two Sherman Tanks disposed of in 1960s, depth 3m.

C

Europa Reef has an abundance of marine life on a flat plateau with several trenches. It is an ancient anchorage site littered with Phoenician and Roman anchors. There is also a large Admiralty anchor. The area is highly tidal, depth 15-40m. Further to the south lies Los Pecos, a vertical wall from 20-60+ metres which is considered to be one of the best dives in the western Mediterranean, it is however susceptible to very strong and unpredictable currents, high levels of experience are required at this location.

D

Cable laying barge donated by the navy and artificially sunk in 1990. This is an excellent dive with Octopus, Spider Crabs and large Conger Eels, depth 33m.

E

Camp Bay Conservation Site, several artificially sunk, depth 5-18m.

F

Ark of Jesus Christ, wooden fishing boat, depth 19m.

G

Five wreck site, depth 20m.

H

Wreck.

I

Seven Sisters, this is a group of very photogenic rock formations with an abundance of marine life, depth 10-20m.

J

Le Peipo, wooden cruising vessel, depth 27-30m.

K

Wreck.

L

Wreck.

M

Wreck.

N

Mortar ball site, depth 39m.

O

SS Rosslyn, very large cargo vessel sank during fierce storm in 1960. The bow and stern are fairly intact and covered in soft corals, depth 21-23m.

P

Bristol bomber, crashed during WW2, depth 35m.

Q

Helen, fishing vessel, depth 21m.

R

Pilot boat, depth 22m.

S

Mui, depth 35m.

T

SS Excellent, a 1600 ton steamsail ship approximately 260ft long. She sank on 29th February 1888 after a series of collisions. The wreck is upside down with much intact, a large cavernous interior, engine and a boiler can be seen, depth 30m.

U

Cannon pile of over 40 cannons, depth 27m.

V

1800s diving chamber, depth 5m.

W

SS Mount Olive (inner wreck), steamer sank in 1890, depth 20-22m.

X

Gunboat SMS Cormorant sank during WW2, depth 32m.

Y

SS Mount Olive (outer wreck), broke in two during failed rescue 1890, depth 40-49m.

Z

Bottle site (Roman-Greek), depth 4m.

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