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Cabo de Gata Natural Park: Guided Snorkeling Tour

Cabo de Gata Natural Park: Guided Snorkeling Tour

Activity provider: Cabo de Gata Experience

From US$ 29.41 per person

Explore the underwater world of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. Discover rich marine life whilst snorkeling with a local guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the rich biodiversity of Cabo de Gata Natural Park
  • Learn from a local guide who knows the environment well
  • Improve your underwater snorkeling skills
  • Swim through narrow gaps in the rock and around underwater caves
  • Explore one of the best-preserved Posidonia prairies on the planet
Full description
Meet your instructor 100 meters from where you will be entering the water. Listen to a safety briefing and then receive your mask, snorkel, fins, and wetsuit. Before entering the water, you will listen to an introduction about the natural environment of the area. Hear about the history of the area, its volcanic origin, and the biodiversity you will encounter while snorkeling. Once you have learned how to use the equipment correctly, the guide will accompany you on an itinerary designed to observe the three types of marine ecosystems existing in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. First, explore one of the best-preserved Posidonia meadows in the entire Mediterranean, which shelters hundreds of different species. Next, explore underwater caves, and narrow gaps in the rock that you can swim through. These formations are thanks to the recent volcanic activity of the area. Then continue to the third distinct area. Since underwater fishing is prohibited in this environment, most of the fish will not be frightened by your presence, so you can observe them up close. The guide will be watching out at all times for the safety of the group, warning you of any possible dangers and ensuring you feel safe and comfortable. When your guided snorkeling experience is over, swim back to the original meeting point to return your equipment.
Includes
  • Guided snorkeling tour
  • Use of snorkel, mask, fins, and wetsuit
  • Food and drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at Cala Higuera. You must park your vehicle next to El Refugio de Cala Higuera. At the refuge, you will see a staircase, from the top of which you can see the guides waiting for you in a white van.

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What to bring

  • Water
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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As a snorkelling novice ( I’ve only done it twice before) this was an ideal activity. I felt very comfortable following our guide and it was easy to see him at all times. He showed us lots of different areas and did a great explanation of the creatures we might see before venturing out into the bay.

September 14, 2022

I was travelling solo and super afraid to do snorkeling. I know how to swim in a pool but I am always afraid of the sea. However decided to push myself to do it and I am glad I did! The guides were super nice, took me from city center to the spot by van and then dropped me close to the bus station. I am Portuguese and the guides spoke in Spanish (they could speak in English but since the rest of people was Spanish it was easier) but they were always making sure I understood every explanation and felt safe. They took a lot of pictures which they sent us next day. Ignaqui, the owner, was also really patient with me because I only booked the experience 1h before since I was so hesitant. They supplied all equipment and do an explanation of the local fauna and flora. There was a family doing with me with ages from 4 to 60 which was awesome. In the end, everyone finished the experience safely and I was so happy and proud I had my first snorkeling experience with them!

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July 15, 2022

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Our guide was experienced, knew his way around and informed us well about the sea creatures before the tour. We saw great fish, starfish, among other things.

July 31, 2022

Product ID: 386534