Diving in Spain offers some good year-round opportunities and seasonal dives, and is easy to reach from anywhere in Europe. Water temperature ranges between 10 degrees Celsius in some parts in the winter, and up to 28 degrees Celsius in summer, with the main diving season being between March and November. The Canary Islands are situated southernmost and have the warmest climate.
Diving the Balearic Islands, which is only a short flight from major European cities, is known for its warm waters and good visibility. Consisting of the islands Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, the Balearics offer several good dive opportunities that include marine parks, wrecks, and caves.
The Costa del Sol, from Tarifa to Almeria offers some excellent dive opportunities. As the southernmost point of Europe, and the place where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean, Tarifa offers spectacular diving and a unique mix of marine life. Gibraltar, the impressive rock rising from the sea, and gateway to the Mediterranean, has some great wreck diving that includes WW2 and cargo vessels. Both Tarifa and Gibraltar are subject to currents, and recommended to experienced divers only. The more sheltered Marina del Este in Amuñecar is a marine reserve with an abundance of marine life, as well as some wrecks and caves that are suitable for novice and experienced divers alike.
The Medes Islands have 10 official dive sites, which are well protected and offer plenty of healthy marine life to watch. Dive site Dolphin’s Cave has opportunities for both beginner and experienced divers to explore the tunnels and caves at this site, which create spectacular underwater scenery. The depth here ranges from 5 to 30 meters and the area is home to crayfish, grouper, eels, and corals.
Only a short boat ride from Ibiza Town is dive site Dado Pequeño, a rocky reef that offers a nice and easy wall dive with plenty of marine life. Amongst the many creatures that call this reef home, divers may find moray eels, schools of barracuda, octopus, lobster and nudibranchs.
Scuba Ibiza is a 5-star PADI IDC center that is conveniently located in the marina of the Ibiza harbor. They offer a wide range of PADI courses, including TecRec, in over six different languages. Dive trips go out on their custom designed dive boats to over 30 different dive sites that take between 5 and 60 minutes to reach.
Fuengirola diving center is your one-stop dive shop for all your diving in the Costa del Sol. Running all year round, FDC organizes dives to the best dive sites in the area, including Tarifa and Gibraltar, as well as local dives in the beautiful Marina del Este. Because of their wide cover, they are able to offer divers a wide choice of dive sites that include wrecks, reefs and caves. As a PADI 5 star IDC center they are able to offer a full spectrum of dive courses and their fully stocked dive shop can supply any needed equipment.
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