Submerged Archaeological Park

It was Benny, the ex-Mayor of Almuñécar, who first brought up the idea of having an underwater park full of psuedo archeological ruins.

The present Mayor, Trinidad Herrera, is not one to sniff at second-hand ideas, especially when they are good ones! Consequently, the project to create an underwater park covering 10,000 sq/m of seabed is back on the table.

Of course, unless they can find some real, sunken treasure whilst they’re down there; to come up with the dosh to finance plonking down ACME Roman Ruins and classic Greek temples, some 1.25m euros, might be a problem.

However, undaunted, the Mayor and team aim on keeping the municipality in the foreground of relevance. After all, the waters around Punta de la Mona right across to Cerro Gordo are the favourite bubble-blowing ground of divers from all over the country as well as abroad.

Returning to the sunken tourist attraction, it will stretch around Punta de la Mona from the Playa del Muerto, some 200 metres out at a depth of between 15 and 25 metres.

There is going to be a concrete galley of the type that went down in the bay of La Herradura in 1567. Whilst you might think that ecologists are against the idea, it is not the case as S.O.S. Corales, which aims to protect and restore the coral colonies of Punta de la Mona, has helped in drawing up the project because the underwater park will actually help to protect the subaquatic flora.

(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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