Mediterranean marine communities can be observed almost on our doorstep ( Croatia, Italy, Spain ). Perhaps not quite as diverse as in tropical waters, nor in such a large number of species and individuals, but the Mediterranean communities hold many surprises.
On the rugged rocky coasts, which usually continue under water, the diver sees organisms under larger boulders, or at cave entrances and rock breakthroughs, which one can otherwise only find at greater depths.
This is due to the clearly perceptible cooling under the most pronounced thermocline layers, but above all due to the light conditions, which are very similar in crevices, under rock roofs and in caves to those that prevail at greater depths. Sponges, moss animals, colorful nudibranchs , but also typical Mediterranean fish like the Conger, sea peacock and much more. are to be admired.