Best places to dive in Ibiza
A tour of the best places to dive in Ibiza
With two hundred kilometres of coastline and a dozen islands of great beauty, such as Conejera Island (Sa Conillera) or the Margaritas Islands (Ses Margalides), Ibiza is one of the most popular tourist destinations due to the variety of activities it offers.
Its long stretch of coastline, its crystal clear waters and its exceptional climate throughout the year make the island a perfect destination for water activities, especially diving.
Continue reading this article to discover the best dive sites in Ibiza and all the information you need about diving centres and schools.
|THE CAVE OF LIGHT AND THE PILLARS OF HERCULES|
|EL DADO PEQUEÑO|
| THE SANTA EULÁLIA LIGHTHOUSE|
|MORE PLACES TO DIVE IN IBIZA|
|DIVING CENTRES IN IBIZA|
Although there are various settings that come to life underwater in Ibiza, the Don Pedro shipwreck is one of the main sites chosen for diving in Ibiza with over fifty visits per month.
This wreck sank after crashing against the small island of Dado Pequeño in 2007. With four possible dives to choose from, this diving route ensures scenes of incredible beauty and authentic treasures at a depth of over 30 metres.
The visit to the largest wreck in Europe is a must for more experienced divers who are looking for a totally different experience. Underwater scenery with unique visibility that remains intact thanks to the protection of the Posidonia meadows.
The Don Pedro diving route is recommended for divers with experience in underwater dives with a tank.
THE CAVE OF LIGHT AND THE PILLARS OF HERCULES
|Offering several levels of difficulty, the Cave of Light and the Pillars of Hercules, located between the port of San Miguel (Sant Miquel) and San Antonio de Portmany (Sant Antoni de Portmany), are also positioned as two of the most attractive sites for practicing diving in Ibiza.|
The beautiful cliffs of the Cave of Light are responsible for welcoming us to this diving area that can only be reached with the help of a boat. Its warm waters, exceptional visibility and varying degrees of difficulty make it a highlight for diving in Ibiza.
On the other hand, the Pillars of Hercules give us an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy diving with a tank. It is a crystal clear space guarded by large natural columns decorated with colonies of red polyps.
Although they can be visited separately, together they provide a highly recommended diving experience.
|About six miles from San Antonio is the area of Las Gorgonias (The Sea Fans), a deep underwater route bursting with unique natural colour. Although in traditional diving manuals it is referred to it as the minor Bleda, this area is known by divers as "Las Gorgonias", a name now accepted by locals, given the abundant presence of this marine animal colony.|
Just taking the boat to the diving area is an experience in itself since Las Gorgonias are in the heart of Ses Bledes, an archipelago that offers dives at a depth of up to fifty metres.
Although many prefer to make their own arrangements, to enjoy the experience to the fullest, it is advisable to have the support of local divers to tell you the exact points where the main underwater attractions are located.
|Located a short distance from the port of San Antonio, Conejera Island is another of the most popular places to practice diving in Ibiza. It offers scenery full of animal and plant life that can be accessed with relative ease. The route under the sea has a maximum depth of twenty metres and its highlight, the Conillereta rock formation is located a short distance from the lighthouse of San Antonio with blue areas in which to dive under the shelter of shoals of fish and the most authentic Posidonia.|
The mild temperature of its waters (throughout the year) and its excellent visibility make this dive in the depths of Conejera Island perfect for all those who want to discover the most authentic flora and fauna of the Mediterranean Sea first hand.
EL DADO PEQUEÑO
The “Dado Pequeño” is another favourite area included in this diving route around Ibiza. Not only is it renowned for being the rock against which the Don Pedro collided, but it also has varied topography that is accessible to beginners as well as more experienced divers.
It is also one of the dives with the most marine life: rainbow wrasses, ornate wrasses, damselfish, combers, rainbow wrasses, bogues, yellow anemones, sponges, a great variety of algae and more.
THE SANTA EULÁLIA LIGHTHOUSE
|For all those who are starting diving or prefer quieter sites for the practice of this sport, we recommend the surroundings of Santa Eulalia, specifically the renowned lighthouse of Santa Eulalia, an impressive reef on the east coast of Ibiza.|
This area is shallow, starting at a depth of two metres and allowing you to explore up to 24 metres. As in the whole of Ibiza, the crystal clear water and variety of marine fauna make this area a must visit.
MORE PLACES TO DIVE IN IBIZA
The Pityusic Islands are, without a doubt, a paradise and unique place for diving. In addition to the aforementioned areas, Ibiza is full of islets, deep seabeds, reefs, caves and spectacular rock clusters, so it is advisable to take time to discover these wonders. Do not forget to include Talamanca Beach, Cala D`hort (D’hort Cove), Cala Bassa (Bassa Cove), Cala Espartar (Espartar Cove), Cala Olivera (Olivera Cove), Cala LLonga Cave (The Cathedral), and Sa Caleta on your Ibiza diving itinerary.
DIVING CENTRES IN IBIZA
Ibiza offers a wide range of schools and diving centres. Whether you have experience or not, if you want to dive, it is best to go to one of these centres and be advised by professionals before diving into the sea. In addition to all the necessary material for diving, they will take care of the organization of the excursion, the equipment, the boat and will guide you during the dives.
Our search engine will help you to find all the diving centres in Ibiza, their prices and the services they offer. You only have to choose the one that best suits your needs.