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To explore this spot, two main options are available to you:
Water entrance is from the beach. If you are in a boat trip, you will enter the water directly from the boat.
Punta Molentis offers a varied underwater relief, between sandy bottoms in front of the beach, scree on the left and polished rock outcrops on the right. The underwater landscapes are mainly mineral, interspersed with some rare clumps of Posidonia.
You can explore the whole small bay, watching out for boat traffic.
As soon as you enter the water from the beach, you will be surrounded by dozens of saddled seabream, sometimes mixed with salema porgy and damselfish. We advise you to snorkel along the coastline on the right side, exploring the rocky areas (zone 1 on the map, ↕0,5-3m). You will discover a singular underwater landscape, made of many polished rocks with spectacular shapes.
Beautiful ornate wrasse, looking like tropical fishes, swim around the rocks. Two-banded seabream is also very common here, as well as many other species. Looking in the small caves and in the shade of the boulders, you might also spot small dusky groupers.
On your way back to the beach, move away from the shore and “fly” over the sandy beds facing the beach (zone 2 on the map, ↕2-5m). The sandy areas allow some nice sightings, such as wide-eyed flounders, spotted weevers, and occasionally small stingrays.
If you want to snorkel more, go take a look at the rocky outcrops located at the foot of the restaurant I Due Mari (zone 3 on the map).
On the beach, there is a bar, a restaurant, a snack and deckchair rental.
These snorkeling spots are accessible to beginners and kids. You will enter the water gradually from a beach, or in a less than 3ft. deep area. The sea is generally calm, shallow, with almost no waves or currents. These spots are usually located in marked and/or monitored swimming areas. It is not necessary to swim long distances to discover the sea life.
This level only apply when the spot experiences optimal sea and/or weather conditions. It is not applicable if the sea and/or weather conditions deteriorate, in particular in the presence of rough sea, rain, strong wind, unusual current, large tides, waves and/or swell. You can find more details about the definition of our snorkeling levels on our snorkeling safety page.
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Snorkeling spots are part of a wild environment and their aspect can be significantly altered by weather, seasons, sea conditions, human impact and climate events (storms, hurricanes, seawater-warming episodes…). The consequences can be an alteration of the seabed (coral bleaching, coral destruction, and invasive seagrass), a poor underwater visibility, or a decrease of the sea life present in the area. Snorkeling Report makes every effort to ensure that all the information displayed on this website is accurate and up-to-date, but no guarantee is given that the underwater visibility and seabed aspect will be exactly as described on this page the day you will snorkel the spot. If you recently snorkeled this area and noticed some changes compared to the information contained on this page, please contact us.
The data contained in this website is for general information purposes only, and is not legal advice. It is intended to provide snorkelers with the information that will enable them to engage in safe and enjoyable snorkeling, and it is not meant as a substitute for swim level, physical condition, experience, or local knowledge. Remember that all marine activities, including snorkeling, are potentially dangerous, and that you enter the water at your own risk. You must take an individual weather, sea conditions and hazards assessment before entering the water. If snorkeling conditions are degraded, postpone your snorkeling or select an alternate site. Know and obey local laws and regulations, including regulated areas, protected species, wildlife interaction and dive flag laws.
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