More than 30 dive sites reachable in less than 10 minutes
Our dive sites
Minimum twice a day we offer dive trips. There are more than 30 dive sites, which we reach in less than 10 minutes. About 25 dive sites are situated around dragonera island.
This island is uninhabited and a nature reserve, with crystal clear water, spectacular underwater scenery and lots of fish.
Many of these dive sites offer a lot while still in shallow water – perfect for the beginner.
Highlights for more experienced divers: several wrecks, caves, drop offs. One of our specials: a limestone cave with an air bubble!
Another special, “MS Josephine” a wreck with dozens of morey – and conger eels.
Daily introductory dives. Weekly nightdives.
Small impressions of great places
Dive site description
The northern end of the island Dragonera, the Cape Tramuntana, is a very safe and calm anchorage. The place can be dived in three directions at all depths. Here you can find an underwater landscape that is often compared to the Alps because of its underwater mountains. Throughout the year there are huge barracuda schools (hundreds!!!) to be found, because these fast hunters find rich prey on the slopes of the nature reserve island. Other schools of fish such as the damselfish, common dentex, salemas, mullets as well as octopus and scorpionfish make the dive an exceptional experience. The cape is one of the richest area in fish of all, because it is located at the entrance of the channel and there are many nutrients here. Light and shadow are nowhere as impressive as in this mountainous area.
At the southern end of the island Dragonera, there are two rocky plateau and a steep wall with large overhangs that drops to 50 meters. Four different can be made dives suitable for all levels. One of them includes a cave that has a separate entrance and exit tunnel. This is especially nice in the afternoon, when the sun illuminates the entrance. The steep face is very impressive and you can find groupers, octopus, morays, tube anemones, lobsters, common dentex, and barracudas. In summer eagle rays, and now and then a sea horse. Every year we see sunfish at this dive site,which for most divers is a very special and rare experience. Depending on the weather conditions the visibility is between 25 and 40 meters.
A striking rock about 50m long, in the middle of the channel between the Dragonera and San Telmo, which continues under water for about 300m towards Dragonera. Steeply descending down to sand at 20m. On calm sunny days we get extremely good visibility up to 50m. On the large neptune grass areas you can find large pen shells, numerous schools of fish such as annular bream, two-banded sea bream, and damselfish. There are two caves, one that ends in a tunnel, and the other about 20m in diameter with two entrances which are easy to dive with room for two side by side. Inside there are numerous tube worms, tube anemones, redcoats, prawns and groupers.
A stalactite cave, on the outside of the island Dragonera, which was discovered in 1994 – an absolute highlight. The entrance, densely overgrown with sponges, corals and anemones, in 20 meters of depth leads about 30 meters into the mountain. The walls of the spacious chimney are formed by impressive limestone formations. In the air dome that has formed you can breath unhesitating, since there is a connection to the outside. Again, there are numerous stalactites. La Cueva is a vast labyrinth, but we only dive in this first part. You can find many golden coral shrimps, common prawns, dotted sea slugs, hermit crabs, and squat lobsters. Particularly fascinating is the way out of the cave when you turn off your lamp and dive through the darkness between numerous redcoats into the bright blue sea.
The northern end of the island Dragonera. A well sheltered anchorage for almost all wind directions. The anchor is at 12m depth. Heading northwest you dive along a steep face with large crevices and overhangs, around the distinctive Tramuntana cliff which projects about 15m above the water surface. Here we find scorpionfish and moray eels that hide in the crevices for protection.
Sun and shade alternate here causing various shades of blue of the water. On the other side of the cliff you can dive along the slope, where you can see moray eels, groupers, barracudas and plenty of other fish. Between the craggy rock formations, we get into the channel between the Tramuntana cliff and Dragonera, which tapers over a distance of about 30 meters and rises to 4m depth. At this depth we have arrived almost at anchorage, where you can end your dive completely relaxed on the plateau.
A wreck, which sunk in the winter of 92/93 of unknown causes at Cape Punta Galinda, the southeast corner of the bay of San Telmo. It lies at a depth of 36 meters, at the end of a bizarre slope, marked by large rocks. The Goggie is broken into several parts: The bow protrudes obliquely upwards, behind it the complete rear with the massive wooden railing. The bow is a popular resting place of band bream schools, octopuses and red mullets. Nearby are scattered parts of the mast and the deck house. The way back to the dive boat goes up past large boulders, along a steep face that descends down to 30 meters of and passes a break in the rock wall. This dive site is the area of starfish and sea slugs, tube worms, huge schools of breams, groupers, moray eels and large damselfish schools. In summer we often see eagle rays gliding past…
A wreck at 33m depth, which sunk about 10 years ago in a collision. This dive site is located in the channel between San Telmo and Dragonera. In domestic literature (“Bucear en Mallorca”, The 50 best dives) it is described as the most spectacular dive site in Mallorca. The wreck is exposed on a sand surface and has developed into a lively biosphere: morays up to two meters long and conger eels that have settled in the wooden hull are very impressive. The heads of the curious animals come out of their holes as soon as the divers reach the wreck. In addition, you can see several large Mediterranean fan-worms, large scorpion fish, groupers and lobsters. A highlight for photographers, this site can be approached only in calm weather, and is only for experienced divers.