Review diving in Ibiza

by spotmydive

Marine life

Moray eel
Spiny Lobster

Ibiza, is certainly the most famous island of the Balearic archipelago especially because of its wild nights. Pretty close to the Algerian coast and Valencia, Ibiza, with an area of 572 km² has nearly 80 000 inhabitants. Formerly poor, Ibiza has experienced an extraordinary tourist boom that has made its festive, multicultural and cosmopolitan identity so attractive. There is also a rich cultural heritage, a sunny climate all year round, fabulous beaches and superb relief. During your diving trip in Ibiza, you are guaranteed to discover many unique and varied dive sites along the coast. The many diving centers implanted in the island are now very busy with divers. Among these countless diving spots are vast caves, cracks and other cavities to explore but also drop-offs and wrecks. The most famous sites are undoubtedly the wreck of Don Pedro, the enormous rock that sank it Dado Pequeno, the Lighthouse casting beacon, the Formentera platform engulfed in a storm, and finally the Fantastic cave dive of Cueva de la luz.

Best time to dive in Ibiza

The mass tourism summer period, which runs from June to August, should, if possible, be avoided for the practice of scuba diving. If you want to avoid the strong crowds, the months of September and October are the most recommended given the fact that temperatures remain pleasant on and under water.

Diving conditions

The underwater visibility in Ibiza is exceptional for the Mediterranean Sea, usually ranging from 30 to 50 meters, even at great depth. The clear waters offers optimum conditions underwater, especially in summer.

The currents are almost non-existent around the island. Which makes it one of the best place to learn scuba diving.

Required Levels: Ibiza is an ideal place to start diving, to improve your knowledge or to learn more about technical dives like cave diving.

The temperature of the water varies from 14 ° in winter to 26 ° in the month of August.

What to see while scuba diving?

Flora in Ibiza

The seabed around the island is predominantly rocky, which explains the large number of caves, cracks and underwater passages. The vegetation includes colored sponges, majestic gorgonians, amazing coralligenous algae and, of course, the bushes of Posidonia classified by UNESCO for their ecological importance.

The fauna in Ibiza

In the waters of Ibiza, there are all the typical underwater fauna of the Mediterranean. The magnificent ballet that impressive natural spectacles offer” includes the following fishes: big grouper, barracudas, mostelles, sars, barracudas, corbs, bream, moray eels, conger, octopus, cuttlefish and lobster. For underwater photos lovers, there are magnificent specimens of nudibranchs and for the ones who prefers large specimen; it is also possible to dive with sea turtles such as the loggerhead turtle but also tuna and even dolphins.