Freediving, night dives, wreck or cave diving, underwater photography... The seabed of Mallorca offers multiple experiences to divers, with more than seventy diving centres.
A large part of Mallorca’s seabed is carpeted with posidonia, the ribbon-like plant that oxygenates the waters of the sea and is responsible for its transparency. It forms veritable underwater meadows where numerous marine species live, feed and reproduce. The water surrounding the island is tranquil and offers great visibility, which on clear days can reach up to 50 metres. The temperature of the water is ideal: about 13º C in winter and 29º C in summer, meaning one can dive all year round.
The submerged landscapes are highly varied —caves, reefs and archaeological remains, with species like grouper, moray and conger eels, barracudas, alcyonacea, anemones, fan mussels or octopi. On the coast of the Serra de Tramuntana there is an abundance of rock formations, and dives in the Islas Malgrats Nature Reserve, the islet of Toro, the Dragonera Natural Park, the port of Sóller or Cape Formentor are highly recommended. The Bay of Palma is also hugely attractive, with some wrecks that are used as a refuge by marine fauna. In the east and northeast of the island there is a host of caves, often difficult to access and sometimes reserved for veteran divers alone. And it is a privilege indeed to dive in the protected waters of the Cabrera Archipelago Maritime-Terrestrial Natural Park, which team with marine life.
Mallorca has over seventy diving centres and schools where one can take initiation or advanced courses, hire full equipment or join excursions to enjoy unforgettable dives along with other enthusiasts, in total safety and with instructors who speak different languages.