Mallorca is a gorgeous and big island that has different touristic attractions. However, scuba diving is one of the most popular activities that you can do here
The reason for its popularity is because there are protected areas where you can practice this sport and enjoy the beautiful Posidonia meadows, spectacular species and so much more. It is an experience that you cannot miss!
You can find several places to do scuba diving in Mallorca, but some of them are protected and you need permission, and others are not that pretty. Therefore, we decided to put up a list of the best places to practices this sport on the island and also give you some tips before you go into this adventure. Keep reading this post so you can know all the important things you need to keep in mind before your trip.
Some important tips you need to know…
If you haven’t planned your trip yet, don’t worry, we can give you some advice so everything goes well. We often see tourists making mistakes and having a bad time because they forgot to adjust or attend some details. So, instead of that, check this list of tips and make sure you got everything covered before you go to Mallorca.
- First of all, if this is your first time doing scuba diving, you need some classes. In Mallorca, there are different courses and schools that can help you to get started. They will give you the equipment, all the instructions and will handle any legal thing that needs to be done. If you don’t have any experience, this might be the best option for you.
- Every center will offer you different plans and different immersions. Make sure to make a little research before so you know where you want to go and what do you want to do.
- Organize, plan and make reservations with time. This activity is extremely popular on the island and everybody wants to try it, so you need to make reservations at least 1 month or 2 weeks ahead. Call the scuba diving center and make sure you have a spot!
- Mallorca is a big island. If possible, stay in a hotel that is close to the scuba diving center. This will save you tons of time and once you are done with the lessons and more, you will be close to home.
- If you have the equipment, take it with you. This will save you some money. Also, if possible, go with other people. The immersions will be cheaper if you go with a group of friends or family.
- If you are planning to do this by yourself (without the help of any center), then keep in mind that there are some protected areas. If you want to do the immersion in those areas, you need a permit. You can get it on this page, just follow the instructions.
Top scuba diving sites in Mallorca
As we mentioned before, there are a lot of places where you can practice scuba diving in Mallorca. If you want the best experience, then you cannot miss the most recommended sites. Here is a list with them:
El Toro and Islas Malgrats
This is one of the best spots to do scuba diving. This is a protected area, so you will find an authentic paradise underwater. Islas Malgrats has three immersion and every year it has more species. It is a very magical experience since there is so much life and color in this place. In fact, some tourists affirmed that this is the most beautiful spot to do scuba diving, so you cannot miss it.
Reserva de Sa Dragonera
This spot was declared as a Natural Park and it is considered one of the best scuba diving sites. Here you can find clear water (which gives you a lot of visibility) and different species. Also, has unique attractions, like a sunken ship and the Cueva de la Ventana immersion, which is a cave where you can go through and find a cavity to take off your equipment.
Natural Park of Cabrera
This is an uninhabited island, therefore, its nature and environment are practically untouched. You will find clear water, over 500 different species, and a marine life that is unreal. This is an immersion that goes really deep (98 feet), so if you are looking at this experience for practice and to improve your skills, this might be the best option for you.
Isla del Sec
This is a pretty special immersion because in this spot you will find two sunken ships. These two made the perfect conditions for an artificial coral reef, so in your immersion, you can find so many different species and see how they interact with the boats.