TheÂ famous Moraig cave system is only 20 minutes away from the Diving Javea IANTD Training Centre. Â Â There are a number of well known cave systems very suitable for cave diving all within easy driving distance, and we are fortunate to have other unexplored caves systems local to our dive centre, some of which are accessible only by boat.
The unique feature of the Moraig fresh water cave is that its entrance opens into the Mediterranean Â forming a hydrocline where the fresh water meets the sea. Â The actual cave entrance is protected from the sea and weatherÂ by an open air sump surrounded by vertical rock walls.
Access into the sea is made easier for divers using a large cavernÂ to the right of the car parkÂ onÂ the Cumbre beach (see pictureÂ below).
Â Divers can kit up and drop in to the water and access the sea through an underwater tunnel well protected from the waves and avoid the swell and sand or awkward pebbles from a traditional shore entry. From here there is a short swim some 100m along the cliff face to find an opening in the wall (clearly visible from the surface); inside there is an amazing view of the rock wallsÂ rising some 100m up and to the left as you enter the open airÂ sumpÂ can be found water conduit pipes and tubes that lead into the cave.
The first 200m of the cave are large with 5m diameter tunnels, maximum depth of around 20m but quite silty. The cave only drops below 30m after about 600m of penetration.
LaÂ Cueva del Agua,
La Cueva del Agua is one of the major caves of the Spanish mainland, and perhaps the only explored European cenote. It offers us an amazing view of natureâ€™s uniqueness, withÂ a huge variety of colors produced by the differingÂ limestones, and mixed withÂ white marble, bright red ocher and carbonates. Â Because of thermal effects, the water is normally around 30ÂşC.
Its morphology and special structure due to corrosion that the limestone has suffered for millions of years due to slightly acidic water of volcanic and thermal origin, offering visitors an unforgettable spectacle of shapes and colors, and the ability to dive all year round at 29 Â° C with crystal clear water.
La Cueva del Agua, also offers a very curious structure of sedimentation stalactites, composed of mud and covering all the walls and roofs of its submerged galleries.
Extremely fragile and easily broken with water turbulence generated by the passage of divers, generating a significant risk for loss of visibility by dissolving in the water. It is strongly recommended to ONLY dive along mainline, to prevent deterioration of the natural environment of the cave and avoid accidents due to loss of visibility.
The amazing sights within the cave more than compensate for the 2 hour drive to Murcia from Javea.Â
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