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The façades of Cabo de Palos host a sample of murals with submarine and fishing themes (05/12/2017)

The sample of photographs hosts works of the first edition of this championship.

The town of Cabo de Palos shows today, November 5, the richness of its seabed and its fishing tradition through a permanent photo exhibition on the facades of this town.

The exhibition was presented this morning at an event in which the Councilor for Tourism and Fisheries, Obdulia Gómez, the general director of agriculture, livestock, fisheries and aquaculture, Francisco José González, the Senior Patron of the Fishermen's Association of Cabo de Palos, Bartolomé Navarro, the representative of the Institute of Tourism of the Region of Murcia, Christian, and the representative of the diving clubs organizers, Javier.

The event has also served to present the II International Open Photosub Cabo de Palos, after the success of the first edition.


The International Open Fotosub is an event that uses diving as a cross-cutting activity that combines tourism with care for the environment, highlighted the council, so that the marine reserve of Cabo de Palos is visible and promotes the fishing tradition and fishing traditional that are used by the Fishermen's Guild of this locality.

An underwater image championship organized by the diving centers Mangamar, Rivemar, and Islas Hormigas with the collaboration of the City of Cartagena, in which 41 pairs will participate between the absolute and compact modalities.

The importance of this championship is denoted by the fact that the champion and runner-up of the world of this sport modality have been registered, and 5 champions of Spain of different editions.

The divers will compete throughout Thursday 7 and Friday 8, making dives in several buoys, located in two different sectors: dives in reserve, and out of reserve.

The objective is to show both the good state of the reserve and the influence it has in the vicinity of it.

The dive points will be Piles1 and the Bajo de Dentro in the reserve, and Tail of the Escalerita and Bajo del Descargado out of it.

Competitors should not only take pictures underwater, the competition includes photos that reflect the fishing tradition of the people.

The photographs can be seen both on the contest website and on the Facebook page.

The Open Fotosub began its previous acts on December 2, to end on December 10 with a closing party in the town of Cabo de Palos.

The championship aims to discover the richness of the seabed and the town of Cabo de Palos.

The Open is an event that unites social activities and an underwater photography competition with open registration of participants.

In addition, it has environmental awareness days, with which they try to make the local population and tourists aware of the importance of the marine reserve and artisanal fishing, as well as for the conservation of marine biodiversity and for the conservation of marine biodiversity. regeneration of the fishing resources of the Murcia region.


The permanent exhibition, organized by the Department of Tourism of the City of Cartagena and Galpemur, collects 25 snapshots in large format (1'70x0'95 meters), which seek to "consolidate cultural identity, linked to the sea and fishing and environmental heritage ", The councilor explained.

The panels, distributed by facades of Cabo de Palos, show both the richness of the seabed and the fishing tradition, and serve to make visible the first edition of the Open Fotosub championship.

The fishermen's huts, the fish market, the marine reserve office, together with different facades of individuals, will serve as a permanent exhibition hall, creating an outdoor space for the dissemination of art.

Each of the panels includes a brief description of the content of the photograph and a small map indicating the place where it was taken.

A way to make known all the cultural and natural heritage of Cabo de Palos to encourage tourism throughout the year and to value respect for this ecosystem.

The sample will be exposed for the next 5 years.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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