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Blanes, to the north of Sa Palomera point, is where we start to submerge ourselves in the Costa Brava.
Apart from being an important fishing port, Blanes is a very lively municipality with pretty, wide coves and beaches that are ideal for combining relaxation and diving. Just 60 kilometres from Barcelona, it has its own rail connection, making it hugely attractive for public transport users. From Blanes you can dive right there in Santa Anna cove or in Es Niell de Sant Francesc, or if you prefer you can combine the pleasures of sailing and diving by taking a boat ride to discover Tossa’s diving sites.
If you are not yet a qualified diver, you can start out in this enthralling world with the activities organised by Blanes Sub, one of the Costa Brava’s oldest diving centres. Santa Anna cove in Blanes is an ideal spot for a first-time dive, or a “sea baptism”, or you can take a beginner’s course or a go on a snorkelling excursion.
For scuba divers
Exploring the sea beds in places like Seca, Santa Anna, Nacra, Niell de Sant Francesc and S’Esquinça is thoroughly recommended. You will dive down to places between 18 and 30 metres underwater to discover their fauna and flora, including moray eels, nudibranchs, octopuses, rocky wallsand Neptune grass meadows, among other marvels.
And after your dive
You cannot miss visiting the MarimurtraBotanical Garden hanging on the edge of the cliff with fantastic views of the sea, and the important fishing port and its harbour market, not to mention the lively shopping centre.