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.
Snorkeling in Mallorca
Almost all diving centers in Mallorca offer diving courses. For beginners as well as advanced divers, diving in Mallorca is possible almost anywhere on the island. Some diving centers of course have facilities for experienced and advanced divers who want to dive with mixed gas, trimix or rebreather. Wreck divers and cave divers in particular can get their money’s worth here and continue their training or gain experience here. In any case, make great dives with the appropriate certifications on request.
Unrestrictedly all diving centers but offer trial diving and snorkeling trips for beginners. This means that even if you have never dived in your life and have no previous knowledge, you can start immediately and explore the underwater world of Mallorca tomorrow.
There are two options.
You only need three things for a snorkeling trip: a diving mask, a snorkel and diving fins, the so-called ABC equipment. If you haven’t brought them from home, you can buy them almost anywhere on the island. But beware. Some shopping, for example in a beach kiosk, can turn out to be a mistake afterwards if the mask is not properly seated and therefore water keeps running in, the snorkel cuts into the gums or the fins sit too tightly so that each flap hurts. Or you sit too loosely and you can lose them quickly. The new full-face masks, which you can buy on almost every beach, should also be used with caution. You can see a lot with them from the surface, but because pressure compensation is not possible, you cannot dive down with them even 3 meters if you want to see a shell or something else interesting up close.
If you don’t have snorkeling equipment, you’d better go to one of the over 40 diving centers in Mallorca and get advice there. All dive centers also sell diving accessories such as masks, snorkels and fins. This may be a little bit more expensive than at the beach kiosk, but things fit afterwards and you can really enjoy snorkeling. Often you can also rent the equipment there for a small fee.
The beach in front of your hotel is perfect for the first snorkeling exercises, but if you want to see more than sand and a few silver fish, you should book a snorkeling trip by boat at a diving center. Here you can experience the underwater world of Mallorca and collect memories that are fun even after your vacation.
- Trial diving
If you want more, all diving centers in Mallorca also offer something very special.
Trial diving means that you can do a real dive without your own equipment or previous knowledge with an experienced instructor. You will receive complete equipment from the dive center including compressed air bottles, regulators, diving suit, mask and fins. After a short briefing that you will learn everything you need to know for the first dive, you can start. And you will experience the miracle underwater world.
Many who have had this experience have taken a diving course afterwards and diving has become their passion.
No matter how you want to discover the underwater world of Mallorca … everything is possible on Mallorca.
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