The nature park around the island of Dragonera in front of San Telmo in the southwest of Mallorca is an absolute highlight. Encounters with barracudas are the order of the day here.
The rock El Toro in the southwest of Port Adriano and Santa Ponsa is a fascinating dive site. There are also many barracudas and groupers here.
The island of Cabrera is also a nature park. Mainly visited from the diving centers in the south of Mallorca. Only a few diving centers are allowed to dive here.
Reserva Marina de Levant
The cheese or Farayo at Font de Sa Cala is one of the most interesting diving spots in the Reserva Marina de Levant on Mallorca’s east coast. Crystal-clear water and a fantastic cave labyrinth promise a unique diving experience.
Mallorca diving paradise in the Mediterranean
Mallorca is one of the most beautiful diving areas in the Mediterranean. Many who only think of mass tourism and Magalluf in Mallorca are often surprised when they see the Mediterranean island for the first time underwater. In fact, Mallorca is one of the most interesting diving areas in Mare Nostrum thanks to many nature parks and nature reserves. The Mallorcan government has done a great job in recent years to protect Mallorca’s nature and preserve it for future generations.
Especially nature parks such as the islands “Dragonera“, “El Toro“, “Cabrera” or the nature reserves on the east coast of the island such as the “Reserva Marina de Levant” north of Font de Sa Cala offer top-class diving experiences.
Already the incredibly versatile underwater landscapes, starting from the turquoise sea over white sandy soil, over the protected posidonia colonies and bizarre rock formations up to underwater canyons, grottos that look like cathedrals, sunken stalactite caves up to cave labyrinths that cut like a Swiss cheese through the Extending rock is worth many extensive dives. But that’s not all. Anyone who has ever dipped in the middle of a swarm of hundreds of barracudas in the Dragonera Natural Park or at El Toro, or discovered the scorpion fishes on a night dive, will no longer be surprised at the constant encounters with octopuses, stingrays, groupers, moray eels, Conger eels, slipper lobsters, hermit crabs and lobsters.
If you are lucky you will also see sunfish, dolphins and sometimes seahorses, but you have to keep your eyes open in the nature parks, because there is fish soup there. Gold stripes, monk fish, gaff mackerel and, especially in autumn, incredibly huge swarms of tuna and barbed mackerel are an experience in themselves and some interesting wrecks are waiting to be discovered.
Last year there were some sperm whale sightings before Part de Soller in the north of the island … Everything is possible on Mallorca.
In addition, water temperatures of up to 29 degrees in midsummer make diving a wellness experience of a special class.
With over 40 diving centers spread around the island, there is a diving infrastructure that is second to none compared to the size of the island. Whether trial diving, diving courses for beginners and advanced, with certification from all major diving organizations up to technical diving with Trimix or rebreathers, everything is possible here. For emergencies there is the pressure chamber center in Palma, which can be reached from anywhere on the island in no time.
This diving area, which can be reached by most European cities with very cheap flights in not much more than 2 hours, also offers everything for a holiday of every taste. Whether a holiday home in the country or an apartment or hotel room directly at the sea, here individualists as well as families or diving clubs will find the ideal accommodation near the diving center of your choice almost everywhere without having to give up a great vacation for non-divers.
The culinary advantages of the island are well known far beyond the borders and the Mallorcan wines are one of the best in Spain as an insider tip. For those who prefer the after dive beer, there are also countless options directly at many diving centers, but also on the terraces of the many bars with wonderful sea views, you can let the buddy pass your day’s experiences again.
There is also an unbelievable variety of possible activities for non-divers, whether they are sports such as cycling, tennis, horse riding, golf or many others. Many diving centers also offer stand up paddling or rent kayaks. Numerous SPA hotels offer the very best wellness for après-dive.
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