The dives available in Altea, are distributed in two different areas. Cape Toix and the Peñon de Ifach.
Altea has a large number of dive sites that we at Revolution Dive Altea visit on a regular basis. Every dive site is different and divers always have a unique experience. Whether you are learning to dive, continuing your diver training or are already an experienced diver, we are sure you will enjoy your diving experience with us here at Revolution Dive Altea.
Our dives are programmed to take place in optimal conditions in relation to sea state and nature; and although conditions can be unpredictable, they rarely change quickly. We aim to always dive our usual dive sites, because safety is always our primary concern and some rescheduling may be necessary at short notice. We offer a wide selection of dive sites to suit all tastes and levels. Some sites are further afield and others require diving experience of an advanced level. Our top dive sites are shown below, with a more detailed and comprehensive description of the dive site… Remember to consult our tips and insider information which you will find next to each dive site at …..
In Revolution dive Altea, we have two different areas for diving, the Cabo de Toix and the Peñon de Ifach in the neighbouring town of Calpe.
Cabo Tóix (Mascarat)
Cape Tóix is also known as La Pared del Mascarat, it is a long cliff that gains depth as we approach the end. In this place there are several dive sites with different characteristics despite being located one behind the other. Here you can find large rock formations, at a depth of 14 to 30 metres. We will also see a lot of marine life using the spaces created between the rocks as a breeding ground. We can often see groupers, large schools of snappers, stonefish and moray eels of considerable size.
EL RINCON DE LAS FUENTES
Located at the beginning of Cabo Toix, this is another of our ideal places to try the world of diving, we anchor at a depth of 4 metres in a clearing of sand and rocks surrounded by posidonia meadow, once submerged we will approach the wall looking for the life that hides there in the many holes in the wall.
Located at the entrance of Cabo Toix, we will anchor at a depth of 8 metres next to a large rock that almost reaches the surface, the area is full of large rocks scattered by the Posidonia meadow, on the cliff wall we can observe small “fountains” of fresh water coming out of the bottom and the wall, since in the interior of the mountain there is a fresh water lake and in this place it escapes to the Mediterranean, you can clearly see the contrast and the mixture of salty and fresh water, with a temperature of the water that emerges that is 19ºC all year round.
This dive is characterised by a huge piece of cliff that fell into the sea several hundred years ago and by its small caves and grottoes, which we can visit during the dive, we will anchor in front of this big rock at a depth of about 8 metres and we will move along the wall at the foot of the cliff, between the wall and the Posidonia meadow.
JARDÍN DE NEPTUNO
A very cool dive site offering a wide variety of seabed types, large rocks with a channel in the middle, which is our anchorage site, at 16 metres. Once at the bottom we will pass over the Posidonia meadow towards the wall, where we will find a huge rock platform on the bottom full of holes that look like flower pots, where we can see octopus, moray eels and conger eels, to then pass under a stone arch and return to the boat.
In the centre of Cabo Toix we find the Rincón, where we will anchor at a depth of about 8 metres in an area of rocks just in front of a large cave on the surface, in this area we will find a multitude of caves and siphons that we will visit with great care.
PUNTA DE LA LUZ
One of our favourite dive sites at Cabo Toix, we will anchor on a rocky platform at a depth of 6 metres, and in the immediate area we can find sandy bottoms, Posidonia meadow and many rocks of all sizes, a place that groupers love because of the ease with which they can hide. We will also visit the wall, where we will be able to see how in the lowest part of the wall there is a gully that goes into the mountain, where it is common to find nudibranchs such as the beautiful Swiss cowries.
Named after the statue of a bear anchored many years ago, located at a depth of 24 metres, we will anchor at a depth of 18 metres and from there we will go down to visit the statue and the surrounding area of large rocks. Being the final area of Cabo Toix, we have several environments that offer us the greatest variety of fish life as it is a mixture of sandy bottom, Posidonia, large rock formations and open sea, it offers us plenty of opportunities to see a great diversity of marine life. From El Oso, we will regularly visit the Cueva del Oso, a fantastic experience for those who wish to enter. One of our hidden secrets of Cape Toix.
This is the deepest dive in the area reaching a depth of 28 metres, characterised by large rocks detached from the tip of the cliff of Cabo Toix, it is an area of frequent passage of large shoals of barracuda and on the rocks at the bottom we can see them.
The perfect place for all levels of divers. Located in a small cove that is only accessible by boat between Altea and Calpe. It is anchored at a depth of 5 metres. Here you can dive to a depth of 18 metres. Large schools of small fish make this place perfect for all levels.
PEÑÓN DE IFACH
PUNTA DE LA RAYA
Located behind the point of Mascarat, it is together with the corner of the sources, the perfect place to start in this wonderful world, we anchor at a depth of 4 meters on a sandy bottom, glued to the meadow of posidonia that separates us from the rocks of the tip, we follow the path marked by the meadow and rocks without ceasing to observe the sand, We follow the path marked out by the meadow and the rocks, keeping an eye on the sand in case we see any stingrays, as they usually come to this cove to rest and we can observe the marks they leave when they leave (hence the name of the dive site) until we reach a maximum depth of 7 metres, where we can see large rocks full of holes, where a great variety of life hides.
Peñon de Ifach
We dive on the slopes of this imposing, solitary mountain with large cliffs, with a wide variety of dives, from shallow dives such as the arches, to quite deep dives at the tip of the rock.
A shallow dive in the area, with a maximum depth of 12 metres, ideal as a second dive after exploring the deep dives of the rock, on the dive we will be able to see a small sunken ship at a depth of about 7 metres.
FINAL DEL PASEO
We dive to the end of the promenade, where we find what could be an old Roman quarry, the depth of this dive is around 15 metres, and is characterised by a large amount of stones, which could be discards from the old quarry.
NIDO DEL AGUILA
This dive is so called because from the anchorage site you can see an old eagle’s nest, the maximum depth is around 24 metres, so it is a dive for advanced divers. We dive following the rock wall taking great care to check all the small holes, where conger eels and moray eels tend to hide.
The deepest dive of the rock, the anchorage is on a large rock around 30 meters deep, this area being so deep and little visited, is characterized by the large size of the animals that live there, conger eels, moray eels, lobsters ….
We anchor in front of a wild fig tree that emerges from a crevice in the wall, hence its name, this dive is also for advanced divers, as the maximum depth is 24 metres. The dive is characterised like the whole of the north face of the rock by large boulders where shoals of bream and obladas take refuge.
The star dive of the rock, with a maximum depth of 12 metres, the large blocks of stone detached from the cliff over hundreds of years have formed a labyrinth of rocks, arches through which you can pass underneath and tunnels, where sponges and anemones abound inside.
Revolution Dive Altea
Puerto Deportivo Luis Campomanes
Edificio Comodoro, Local 61
03590 Altea (Alicante)
Teléfono: + 34 618 406 991
At the Revolutiondive Altea dive centre, we have separate changing rooms and showers for men and women, the boats are 20 metres from the door of the premises and the usual dive sites are 10 minutes away, all very comfortable and prepared so that you only have to worry about enjoying the wonders that are hidden in our part of the Costa Blanca.
We also have a free parking inside the marina (red dotted line).
How to find us
If you use the A7 motorway travelling from the north or south you should always take the Altea exit (Exit 64).
Once you have left the motorway, you must drive along the national road (N-332) in a northerly direction (towards Calpe). After 1 km you will see on the left hand side of the road, the “Altea Hills” housing estate, one more bend and you will see on your right hand side the supermarket “Más y Más”, just there, you will see a sign (indicating to the right) for “Puerto Deportivo Luis Campomanes / Mascarat”. Go downhill until you reach the harbour and you will find us inside the harbour, 20 m from the restaurant “Sergio”.
If you are travelling from the north, on the national road (N-332), you must follow the signs to the south, Altea. Shortly after leaving Calpe (on the left) you will pass through three tunnels (Mascarat tunnels) and in 1.5 km you will see the sign on the right hand side of the road for “Puerto Deportivo Luis Campomanes / Mascarat” (for your reference, on this bend you will see a wooden church with a golden roof). Take the second exit at the small roundabout, cross a small bridge, always downwards, once you reach the port, you will find us inside the port, 20 metres from the restaurant “Sergio”.
If you are travelling by plane, the nearest airports are Alicante and Valencia. Both are served by low cost airlines. From Alicante you are 60 minutes away in the direction of Valencia (northbound) and from Valencia you are 90 minutes away in the direction of Alicante (southbound).
If you have any problems finding the centre please call us on +34 618 406 991.