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Scuba diving in Spain

From incredible rock formations to ancient wrecks, Spain is a diver’s paradise. Head to offshore islands or to the excellent marine parks for some of the best diving in the region.
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Diving in Spain

Quick facts

Diving in Spain is best in the transitional area between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Here, you have some of the best opportunities to dive with whales or other large mammals.

Bring your camera to see the Baix Emporada of Catalonia, underwater pyramids found not too deep beneath the surface. Nearby are also a variety of shipwrecks that found the pyramids by mistake, and sank.

There are several islands that are well worth visiting. The Canary Islands are a gorgeous and treasured place to dive, and because of their location you can dive there throughout the year. The Medes Islands are a small group that are regarded as some of the best places to dive in the Mediterranean. The visibility is good, and the wildlife is plentiful.

When to go

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Where to dive

  • Balearic Islands

    The Balearic Islands conjures up images of the perfect island getaway with white sand beaches, culinary delights, great nightlife, and most importantly, dramatic seascapes and shipwrecks that make ...

  • Basque Country
  • Canary Islands

    White sand beaches and turquoise waters await you on the Canary Islands, where you can find some of the warmest water to dive in during your trip to Europe.

  • Catalonia

    Sunny Catalonia in Spain is home to Costa Brava, Barcelona and Tarragona. All three destinations host a variety of dive sites for all levels, including caves, wrecks, corals and underwater mountains.

  • Costa Blanca (Valencia)

    Cradling Valencia in the crook of its curve, Costa Blanca is a popular place to head beneath the waves, enjoying the spectacular sights beneath the Mediterranean.

  • Costa Del Sol (Andalucia)

    Costa del Sol is a world renowned stretch of coastline found in the south of Spain. Dotted with several seaside towns and communities, the “Sun Coast” has long been a desirable locale.

  • Galicia
  • Murcia
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USD 764Per trip
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What to see

There is an incredible variety of marine life in Spain’s waters, from huge sea bass to tiny nudibranchs. Shimmering mackerel come in massive schools, bringing macro predators of all types. You can see whales, dolphins, and sometimes even sharks on your dives. Huge barracuda are common, especially around the many wrecks in these waters. Farther out, you can see tremendous grouper and tuna, a spellbinding sight.


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