Diving in the Horseshoe

Map of immersions of the Horseshoe

Immersions in the Horseshoe

Most advisable it is to leave from boat although also it is possible to be done from beach or jumping from the cliff (eye with the changes of wind and the tide, can get to be impossible to raise by where we have jumped). We cast anchor on a plain of guijaros to avoid to damage the rocky substrate to about 8 meters of depth, from we will look for the interphase here rock – sand and we will follow this profile until reaching a superposed pair of stone in the form of tunnel, some meters advanced more we will observe a separated region that we will use as reference to return, the depth is here of 18 meters, the return we will do it on having flown formation rocky to about 10 – 12 meters of depth, avoiding therefore entering decompression. We will spend an extra time to a great stone that gets to break the surface and that near this one accumulates a great amount of piscicultural fauna, and that in addition is of where it takes name the zone.

This beautiful immersion is placed in the right part of another well-known immersion point, as it is “the end of the monkey”. In order to be able to realise this immersion the use of a boat is necessary. In addition to be open to the sea and not to have defense not always we will be able to always realise it, unless we cast anchor to the defense of the end of the monkey and swim until bordering the end, hefting the sea disturbance.

The first 12 meters transcuriran in a small bay submerged with numerous stone blocks, it will call the attention the amount of lines and fishing plummets that there is in this zone, product of the numerous fishermen which they go to the zone to fish, from we will begin here to lower on the rocky zone where the inclination every time will be more evident until the 32 meters where it exists another plain and a great stone as a pinnacle, if we decided to continue lowering we can arrive until the 48 meters of depth, to the 44 meters a great stone lodges a crack in its part inferior as a sobreceiling where usually it sees great a mere one. The visisbilidad usually is good getting in detrminados days of summer to surpass the 25 meters.

The use of a boat to be able is necessary to realise this beautiful immersion. The West of the cliff of the End of the Monkey is located in the part, as reference we can use two great parallel cracks to each other, registered in the same wall of the cliff. We will cast anchor on the 12 to 15 meters of depth and from we will begin the reduction here. It is necessary to have well-taken care of and to control the depth, because in the deepest part we can clear the 40 meters, eye with the decompression that can get to be long (following our permanence at heart). The zone takes name by several formation rocky (that in fact is great stones come off the cliff) and which they have been vertical On guard. It is a zone with a great luminosity, sobretoso in his first 20 meters, and with a really beautiful landscape, finding tunnels, sobreceilings, great cracks and projections that they invite to the blue one.

In order to accede to this point of immersion the use of a boat is of forced use. Located between two points of immersions of the zone as they are the Fogarín and High Piedras. We search to about 16 meters of depth to the left of the cave, although from surface we will not get to visualize well its cavity, since the entrance is to 10 meters of depth. The entrance is ample, although it is narrowed as we entered ourselves in his interior, in addition to losing depth since it arrives until level zero and where they have been exemplary of died mammals, as dolphins, perhaps by not being able to occur the return, since its end if he is quite narrow. To the right of the cave we can find a zone of great rocks and superposed stones, being able to arrive to reach to the 38 meters of depth. It takes its name from some rest of amphoras that were in their environs.

One is the immersion deeper than we can do on rocky bottom throughout all the coast of the coast of Granada. Therefore the use of a boat to realise it is necessary, advising against trying to realise being left it from beach. Once cast anchor we initiated our reduction being able to take several alternative routes. Easiest is to follow the profile rock – sand throughout a great slope until arriving at the depth of 42 meters where it turns towards the right and there is rest of left networks, we can continue until arriving at a separated stone from cliffs some meters called the stone from I bring forth it located it to 48 meters of depth, where we will give the return and we will undo the swum way and we will return by where we have come. The other option is to take a small bifurcation located to 25 meters of depth until arriving at a throat between blocks of great dimensions, to 37 meters there is a small plateau and to his right another great crack on the foot of a great stone that we can follow and that will lead on the foot of the cliff 46 – 48 meters of depth. Much precaution with the times of decompression and the air consumption. It is a zone where it can have current and get to be very strong.

One is a rocky formation with different profiles and levels from depth, surrounded by a sand bottom except in his expensive West that the bottom is of guijaros and small stones with frondes of brown seaweed. The North face is the less deep 16 meters (interphase rock – sand) and its South face is where depth is reached major 24 meters. In Southwestern direction a pair of flotsam exists, the rest of an amphibious fire support ship for the fishing with wall and a car. Perpendicular to the South of the stone exists other two cars one to 27 meters and a second to greater depth than was dragged by the networks of a boat. The stone practically has almost square form with numerous cracks and cracks, being flat in its surface except in the Northeastern part of the stone that forms a pinnacle and is the less deep zone 12 meters.

It is possible to be acceded as much from earth as from boat. If we entered from earth, we will enter some meters by surface, before initiating the inmrsión, once we were submerged we will look for inerfase it rock-sand and we will begin to dive in ladirección of ours the right. It is a very simple immersion without no possibility of losing to us whenever we look for the interphase rock – sand. In order to only return we will have to undo the swum way. We will reach 15 meters of maximum depth, where we will find the most beautiful zone with great rocks, cracks and even small superposed stone tunnels.

It is an immersion easy to realise from beach, especially indicated for those loving divers of the immersion of infantry.
We will enter the water from the same beach of “Navy of the East” where we will move some meters by surface in South direction, after submerging us the depth will not surpass more than 4 to 5 meters, we will continue with this same course until reaching the interphase stone-sand, here the depth will be of 7 meters.
We will follow the same profile until reaching the rocky zone, located to our left, where we can observe an orography with small tunnels and tiny caves; following this same profile we can to arrive to reach to 18 meters of depth, that will be the maximum level that we will reach throughout all our submarine itinerary, from this point the depth wrath falling progressively. In order to avoid to enter decompression we will undo the way swum by a level inferior, between the 12 and the 8 meters, in this way we will extend our basic time and the possibility of enjoying more fauna and of knowing more the orography of the zone.