Diving excursion or outing - Ametlla Diving (Authorised PADI diving centre #24626)

C/ del Port s/n, Moll de llevant s/n i Càmping Ametlla

These excursions are for divers who already have a recreational scuba-diving certificate.

The excursions either start on the beach or from a boat:

- Although the creeks here are not more than 11 – 12 metres deep, there is an enormous amount of sea-life in them (especially in the warmer ones). The seabed is made up of a mixture of rocks, sand-banks and posidonia meadows. The immersions are lengthy and relaxed so you can really enjoy yorself. For your own safety, you will be accompanied at all times by a qualified PADI instructor or Divemaster.

- The boat, a PB88 with a 200 hp engine Is tied up at the Moll de Llevant in the fishing harbour.. This is where the diving equipment is stored, the bottle-filling station is located, the equipment for rinsing the diving equipment in fresh water etc are stored in a container which is next to safe car parking facilities and the changing rooms.

There are more than five wooden shipwrecks here. They were sunk, with the help of funds from the European Union, at a depth of between 23 and 31 metres. This money was provided to help to renew the fishing fleet. The wrecks shelter a wide variety of marine life which ranges from nudibranch to conger eels, croakers, lobsters, combers, blackbelly rosefish, damselfish, pomfret, saddled seabream, white seabream etc.We also dive in rocky terrain that has a multitude of inaccessible hideouts for octopus where shoals of barracudas swim over them.

For experienced divers, those who could almost be classified as professionals (bottles can be used), there is an excursion to the shipwreck of The Cavour whose hull lies at a depth of 52 metres, but its deck is at 42 metres.

On the morning of the 11th of December, 1917, during the First World War, an Italian transatlantic ship, The Cavour, crashed violently with The Cabrera, on of the two escorts that were protecting it from enemy attacks. It had left Genova, Italy two days earlier loaded with immigrants who were going to seek their fortune in Buenos Aries. The accident is said to have happened because of the strong wind and the darkness.The ships were travelling in darkness so that enemy submarines couldn't see them.The ships sprang a leak in the engine room. The three hundred people on board were rescued but the ship finally sank 4 miles off the coast of l'Ametlla de Mar.(Tarragona). The captain tried deperately to sink it nearer the coast. The wreck lies on a sandy, muddy bed and its hull is split in two. It is 100 metres long.

To find out more information about the history of The Cavour and its relationship to The Titanic, copy this link:

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/al-filo-de-lo-imposible/filo-imposible-20110410—43/1070093/

TIMETABLE: Between 13:30h and 14:00h

CALENDARI: All year

PRICE: 30€ (group discount)

MINIMUM CAPACITY: 1 person

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PASSENGERS: 10 people



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