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ELEPHANT ROCK

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Elephant Rock is a natural arch and is located on the east side of Comino Island. The seabed is sandy with sparse posidoniae patches and it is suitable for all levels of divers; depth ranges from 3m to 18 metres. The large boulders on top of each other create beautiful swimthroughs and overhangs and creates the ideal environment for a variety of marine life, For the more experienced diver the main attraction of this dive is the 30 meters long tunnel, the Santa Maria Tunnel, that runs through the headland. The entrance for the tunnel can be found at 6 metres depth.

Particulars

Elephant Rock is a sea natural arch eroded through upper coralline limestone and ahs a span of 8 meters. Bring a torch!

Warnings

Exposed site so watch currents, surge and swell.

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ELEPHANT ROCK Features

Nicknames
Santa Maria Tunnel,
Address
N.v.t. N/A
Parking
At boat charter
Distance
30 min.
Suitable for
All levels
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access
Facilities
None
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive, reef dive , cavern dive, explorer dive
Current
Limited / variable
Visibility
20-40 m.
Average visibility
30 m.
Depth
3-18 m.
Bottom
rotsblokken,grind of kiezel(stenen),rotsen,zand en zeegras
Life
Dusky grouper or merou, bath sponge, double banded bream, amberjack, mediterranean cardinalfish or king of the mullets, common octopus, european parrotfish, ornate- or turkish wrasse, sponge, threefin blenny or triplefin blenny, black faced blenny, dentex, saddled bream, mediterranean moray or roman eel
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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