With the Atlantic to the north and the Mediterranean to the south, Spain boasts a broad array of dive options. From big blue sharks prowling the Bay of Biscay off the rugged northern coast to colorful gorgonians waving gently in the warm clear waters of the much milder Mediterranean, there is something here to tempt divers of all persuasions.
Near the straits of Gibraltar, at the mouth of the Mediterranean, areas such as Granada, Málaga and Cádiz, offer diving nearly all year round. In this transition zone from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean, marine mammals are common and there are tremendous opportunities for whale watching.
In the north, Cantabria, Galicia, Asturias and the Basque Country have colder waters, more significant tides and a bit less visibility, but they teem with marine life. Spain is renowned for its marine reserves.
There are Cabo de Palos, Cabo de Gata and the Columbretes Islands in the Mediterranean and La Palma, La Restinga and Isla Graciosa on the Canary Islands in the open Atlantic. Each area has its own unique attraction and there’s enough here to keep divers fascinated for a lifetime.
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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 ...
The Canary Islands has year-round sun, warm, clear water, dramatic underwater volcanic seascapes and a unique biodiversity which draws divers from all over.
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.
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 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.
The province of Murcia is the Mediterranean's best kept secret for scuba diving. The waters are flat and calm, the visibility is great, and there is always plenty of sunshine (300 days!) on Spain's...
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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