Diving at the Balearic Islands

Balearic islands are located in the western part of the Mediterranean Sea. They consist of several large islands: Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza. There are also two small ones: Fermenter and Cabrera. The largest of the Balearic islands is Mallorca. Its territory is about 3640km²/1405mi² and total length of coastal line is 554km/344mi.

Rather shallow waters at the coast of the Balearic islands make them more attractive for the fans of diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and yachting. Mallorca is one of the best places for diving. The most suitable time for visiting is from May to June and September to October. This is a period when the underwater life on the island is truly vivid and impressive. That is why these islands are often called the divers’ paradise. Diving is suitable for both novices and experienced divers.

Location: Western part of the Mediterranean Sea, between the coasts of Spain and France, and northern coast of Africa

What to see: The underwater world is represented by all species of marine plantings, large meadows created by seaweed, anemones, actiniae, sponges, corals, Spirographis spallanzanii, tunas, barracudas, triggerfish and at the very bottom – nudibranchs, lobsters and octopuses.

Depth: 3-60m/9-196ft

Currents: 1-2knots

Visibility: 20-50m/66-164ft

Season for diving: Climate of the Balearic islands is predetermined as typical Mediterranean – mild winter and hot but relatively dry summer. The most suitable time for visiting is from May to June and September to October. The average water temperature keeps around 29C/84F.

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