Diving in the north side of Menorca
The natural marine reserve of Menorca got that status the 24th of June from 1999 from the BOIB number 81. Its one of the places from North Menorca where fishing its forbidden or under strict control.
Thanks to that the fauna developed through the years , creating an amazing landscape for those who choose snorkel.
Its easy to see fishes like Moray eel’s , groupers , octopus and “salmonetes” at the north side of Menorca.
The whole reserve its protected against aggressive fishing methods like trawl fishing.
The reserve has an 5.119 marine ha from Fornells bay (eastern limit) til Cape Gros (western limit). Official data says there are 628 benthic species at the reserve , among the 5.119 marine ha.
Between the Cap Gros and the Punta des Morter, on the north coast of the island, the Marine Reserve of the North of Menorca, constitutes one of the last virgin areas of the Mediterranean. Its waters treasure sea beds of great natural beauty where a rich and varied flora and fauna lives.
Its bottoms, which are over 30 meters deep very close to the coast, present a great heterogeneity of habitats, among which the posidonia barrier reef of Sa Nitja, the Cystoseira algae communities and the extensive rocky communities stand out for their ecological interest. Home to hundreds of fish.