Cala Cortina -
Cala Cortina is situated close to the port of Cartagena at the Southern end of the Costa Blanca. It is an idyllic cove frequented by the Spanish locals and has a fantastic restaurant right on the beach for a bit of apres dive refreshment.
Entry to the bay is from a gently sloping sandy beach. Heading to the right takes you to a maximum of around 12 metres where you can find Cuttle Fish, Octopus, Stone Fish and large shoals of juveniles. The shallow depth and clear waters make this a perfect site for photographers with some excellent macro opportunities.
Heading left out of the bay takes you out to two pillar dams, the first running from 12 metres to 18 metres and the second from 17 metres to 26 metres. These dams are home to Moray Eels, Conger Eels, Stone Fish, Octopus and large shoals of Barracuda. The sheltered, South facing bay makes Cala Cortina a great spot for divers of all levels and abilities.