Mallorca offers amazingly rich diving spots for both beginners and experienced divers. Visitors will find a wide choice of diving clubs and centres, which provide all the necessary equipment and instruction for all levels of divers. The spectacular array of underwater marine life such as coral, sea urchins, and octopus make this a popular spot frequented by both locals and foreign divers alike. There are also splendid reefs and old wrecks scattered along the coast in certain parts of the island to add to the region’s diving offerings. So if you would like to add a bit of underwater exploration during your holidays in Majorca, there’s lots of reasons and opportunities to do so throughout the island!
If you have the luxury of taking your holidays in Majorca out of season then try out diving on the island from May to October. There are many scuba diving centres for those who want to start by taking PADI certificate lessons as well as qualified professionals to take care of safety.
Intermediate divers have a wide choice of diving sites, including Palma’s bay to the south-west, which has an average depth of 30 metres. There is also Cove del Jeroni in Pollensa in the north-west, with a depth of up to nine metres. Cala Llombards in Santany, to the east, as well as Cabrera, a marine reserve located in the south, are other popular locations, the latter worthy of a visit with its rocky seabed.
Some reputable diving centres include Skualo, established in 1995, which offers a good range of activities in each of its five diving centres which are situated along the north and east coastlines. Skualo offers not only diving, but also snorkelling, kayaking as well as cave touring.
Hippocampes Diving Centre on Illetas Beach is conveniently only ten minutes’ drive from the capital Palma de Mallorca and also offers yachting.