Diving in Spain offers some good year-round opportunities and seasonal dives, and is easy to reach from anywhere in Europe. Water temperature ranges between 10 degrees Celsius in some parts in the winter, and up to 28 degrees Celsius in summer, with the main diving season being between March and November. The Canary Islands are situated southernmost and have the warmest climate.
Just off the Costa Brava, and easy to reach from L’Estartit, the Medes Islands are one of the best places to dive in Spain. Consisting of two main islands and several islets, this archipelago is a marine reserve and has special diving regulations, resulting in beautiful, untouched scenery, wealthy in marine life.
Diving the Balearic Islands, which is only a short flight from major European cities, is known for its warm waters and good visibility. Consisting of the islands Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, the Balearics offer several good dive opportunities that include marine parks, wrecks, and caves.
Diving in the Canary Islands is one of Spain’s highlights in diving. Benefiting from the warm Sahara winds, the Canary Islands have a comfortable year-round climate with water temperatures ranging between 17 and 24 degrees Celsius. The island group consists of 7 islands (Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuertefetura, Lanzarote, El Hierro, La Gomera and La Palma), each with diving opportunities of their own. The rocky lava topography is excellent for photography and a mix of species from the Mediterranean, Atlantic, and endemic species are found here. Connections are excellent by air to many Spanish and other European cities.
The Costa del Sol, from Tarifa to Almeria offers some excellent dive opportunities. As the southernmost point of Europe, and the place where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean, Tarifa offers spectacular diving and a unique mix of marine life. Gibraltar, the impressive rock rising from the sea, and gateway to the Mediterranean, has some great wreck diving that includes WW2 and cargo vessels. Both Tarifa and Gibraltar are subject to currents, and recommended to experienced divers only. The more sheltered Marina del Este in Amuñecar is a marine reserve with an abundance of marine life, as well as some wrecks and caves that are suitable for novice and experienced divers alike.
The Medes Islands have 10 official dive sites, which are well protected and offer plenty of healthy marine life to watch. Dive site Dolphin’s Cave has opportunities for both beginner and experienced d...
With over 45 years of experience in taking divers to see some of the best diving in Spain, Unisub is a well-established and professional dive center for diving the Costa Brava and Medes Islands. The c...
The Mediterranean Sea, especially Minorca, is not as widely known as other dive destinations. My experiences in this beautiful underwater world have shown me how unfortunate that is.