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Location: Almuņecar, Granada (Spain)
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Almuņecar is well known to may northern european ex-pats; many have retired here or bought holiday properties.
The town is busy all year round; unlike many resort towns where the bars and restaurants shut for the winter. The Friday market is heaven for clothes shoppers
Diving is available all year round, you see many diving outfits from as far way as Marbella in the area, as the coast is rocky, with many diving oportunities.
There is an airport at Granada, one hours drive away, while Malaga is realistically 90 minutes away.
I know of one dive outfit in Almuņecar itself, and one at Marina d'el Este which I have used for some years. Use the team at Marina d'el Este, and you have the advantage of a RIB, use land based entry and you are going into the bay, nice but limiting after you have been a couple of times. The bay is used for dive school and is very safe.
There is a Marine park running over to Nerja -( pronounced ner-ha not nerka like many Brits do!) and fish can be seen in abundance, depending on the season.
Diving is busy in the Summer but available all year round. Bad weather / rough seas limit diving to bays and visibility can drop a lot when it is rough.
Currents run generally from west to east, but are forced in an anticlockwise (opposite) pattern in the bays. Currents can be strong or non existent, listen to the guide.

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