The ancient Romans called it Mare Nostrum (our sea), while the current common name comes from the Latin word mediterraneus, which means "between the lands", so the Mediterranean Sea means "sea between the lands".
The Mediterranean Sea has been a key sea for History. Phoenicians and Romans navigated it along with the Greeks, who surpassed the limits of it through the Strait of Gibraltar about three thousand years ago.
A unique color of the sea on the Costa Brava
The Mediterranean Sea exhibits a beautiful deep blue color that is home to more than 10,000 aquatic species. As its waters come from the Atlantic, biodiversity is almost exclusively composed of species that belong to that ocean. The Mediterranean is one of the seas with the most marine diversity on the planet. Many of its species are unique to this sea.
In your dives in the Costa Brava, a small piece of its Mediterranean coast, approximately 250 km long, you will not find coral reefs, they could not exist with the temperature difference between summer and winter. The background continues to be very attractive, due to the structure of the rocks and the coarse-grained sand that creates spectacular underwater landscapes.
The beaches of the Costa Brava are called CALAS and are ideal for shore diving.
Come and discover diving in the Mediterranean, a sea full of marine life and history!
What marine species can we see during a dive?
There are no sharks on the Costa Brava... marine life is a little smaller than other oceans in the world, but in great quantity. The marine biodiversity (variety of species) that we can observe is incredible!
Diving on the Costa Brava is never boring. The underwater landscapes are not coral, there is none in the Mediterranean Sea, they are giant stone structures, where we can find Moray eels, octopuses, scorpion fishes, groupers, ... schools of fish abound, such as Common two-banded seabream or salema. And with a good view, we can see some seahorses, spider crabs, prawns, starfish, ... Many species that you will be able to observe are unique to our sea (endemic species).