La Llosa is a sunken mountain with its peak at a depth of 7m. It is located a few hundred metres from Benidorm Island to which it holds a great resemblance. On its easterly vertical face it has a prominent vertical drop off which falls to a depth of 30m while on its west face the depth gradient is more progressive in the form of a gentle slope. The size and numerous points of interest of La Llosa allow for several different dives to enable it to be enjoyed in its entirety.
There are 3 mooring buoys available for the dive vessels and on this occasion we will begin at the north buoy that will take us straight to a platform at a depth of 8m. If we follow a NE heading we will come across an attractive fall that combined with the fantastic visibility to be found here will allow us to plan a dive with a maximum depth of 29m. It is here that we can spend some time inspecting the gigantic rocks that produce a multitude of different light effects and are home to a considerable amount of large marine life like bream, dentex and orderly schools of corvinas as well as large octopus and moray eels.
For the route on the south side of La Llosa we will keep the wall to our right and the dive consists of taking in the details of the colossal rock formations, some of which are perforated by a tunnel at their base similar to what we can find on another of our dives called "La cueva de la virgen" or The virgin ́s cave. When our air consumption or NDL limit indicates that it is nearing the end of our dive we can return to the wall where we will find some huge vertical cracks in the rock that we can follow upwards during our ascent. To keep us entertained while ascending we can still see plenty of smaller marine life in the form of numerous different species of nudibranch.