DIVES

DIRECTED BY AN INSTRUCTOR OR DIVEMASTER PAD

The diving centre is the meeting point for divers before diving. You arrive there at the agreed time to prepare the equipment, get dressed and ask for the necessary material.

Only the weight belts and the tanks are distributed on board.

For the SCUBA IBIZA Diving Centre, what matters most is that our customers enjoy their holidays and free time diving. No need to carry heavy equipment since the tanks are already on the boat.

Our boat is specially designed for divers; therefore navigation is always comfortable.

Depending on the dive spot, we navigate between 5 and 60 minutes. After the dive, we help all divers to undo their equipment so that they don’t have to carry their tanks on board.

A PADI Divemaster or instructor guides all SCUBA IBIZA dives in groups of 5-6 divers so that our clients can fully enjoy their dives.

Before the dive, SCUBA IBIZA instructors give a briefing on the characteristics of the dive spot, the dive buddies, and the itinerary.

In SCUBA IBIZA we can give the briefing in 7 different languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Catalan.

Experienced divers can dive on their own with a buddy if they follow the safety instructions given by SCUBA IBIZA in relation to depth, dive time, respect for the marine life, etc.

 

On many dive sites, we have underwater moorings, which provide a secure mooring, protecting the underwater world and the valuable seagrass beds (Posidonia oceanica) as well.

In short, our purpose is to guarantee a safe and fun dive, respectful of the environment.

The SCUBA IBIZA Diving Centre offers about 30 different dive spots, many of them in the “Es Freus – Ses Salinas” Marine Reserve. We have a permit of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Balearic Government, necessary to dive in the Marine Reserve.

Our three outstanding dives are the wreck Don Pedro, the Mariana platform and the Dado Pequeño.

Our dives are outstanding for their excellent visibility (up to 30 meters), and their variety of underwater landscapes: wrecks, caves, walls with gorgeous sea fans, spectacular shallow dives and the beautiful scenery of seagrass beds. The crystal clear waters and the exceptional visibility are due to the sea grass; the best conserved of the Mediterranean and Natural World Heritage by UNESCO.

From May to November the water temperature is pleasant, reaching a maximum of 28 degrees during the summer.

OUR COURSES

Don Pedro

The Don Pedro is one of the biggest wrecks in Europe and lies on the sandy bottom near Ibiza’s harbour. After sinking it was left leaning on port side with the bow looking towards northeast. Gradually fauna and flora have covered the wreck, which makes the dive more spectacular every year.

Plataforma “Mariana”

We recommend diving with EAN/NITROX

The Platform is one of the most popular dives in SCUBA IBIZA and no doubt, the most special one with an extraordinary variety of species and a science-fiction landscape, which will attract underwater photographers.

The Platform is located on the west side of the Espardell islet, some 20 minutes navigation time away from SCUBA IBIZA.

Dado Pequeño

Maximum depth: 35 meters.

Minimum level required: Open water diver

We recommend diving with EAN/NITROX

At 5 minutes navigation time away from SCUBA IBIZA, the “Dado Pequeño” is a dive site bursting with marine life.

Maximum depth: 35 meters.
Minimum level required: Open water diver

We recommend diving with EAN/NITROX

At 5 minutes navigation time away from SCUBA IBIZA, the “Dado Pequeño” is a dive site bursting with marine life.

On the one hand, there is a shallow rock reef, perfect for inexperienced divers. The rocks, full of small fish like damselfish, rainbow wrasses or combers, are covered with yellow anemones or sponges; a very attractive place for photographers.

On the other hand, there is a wall, oriented southeast, with an interesting landscape where we can observe brown meagres, white breams, barracudas, moray eels, groupers, toothed breams, invertebrates, scorpion fish and huge schools of salemas.

Lladó Sur

Swe recommend diving with NITROX.

After 10 minutes navigation time from SCUBA IBIZA in direction northeast, we arrive to Lladó Sur, an islet with a rocky platform at a depth of 12-15 meters on the north side. There is a wall slowly sloping down to 20 meters on the west side and another one to 30-37 meters on the south side. A perfect profile for any kind of divers.

Maximum depth: 40 meters
Minimum level: Open Water.

We recommend diving with NITROX.

After 10 minutes navigation time from SCUBA IBIZA in direction northeast, we arrive to Lladó Sur, an islet with a rocky platform at a depth of 12-15 meters on the north side. There is a wall slowly sloping down to 20 meters on the west side and another one to 30-37 meters on the south side. A perfect profile for any kind of divers.

Around the islet we find big rock boulders with numerous holes where a lot of marine life hides. Huge barracuda and salemas shoals, amberjacks or moray eels live in the area.

At 8 meters depth, we will guide the divers through 2 meters wide and 10 meters long tunnel. The walls of the tunnel are covered with life forms and offer many opportunities to take great macro or against the light pictures.

 

Isla Esponja

We recommend diving with NITROX.

La Esponja (the Sponge) is an islet 10 minutes navigation time away from SCUBA IBIZA.

Maximum depth is on the south side. At the bottom of the wall there are big rocks where we could find greater slipper lobsters, large-scaled scorpion fish, yellow encrusting anemones, Cladocora coral or sponges.

Maximum depth: 33 meters
Minimum level: Open Water.

We recommend diving with NITROX.

La Esponja (the Sponge) is an islet 10 minutes navigation time away from SCUBA IBIZA.

Maximum depth is on the south side. At the bottom of the wall there are big rocks where we could find greater slipper lobsters, large-scaled scorpion fish, yellow encrusting anemones, Cladocora coral or sponges.

We finish the dive on the north side on a platform at 12-15 meters, a perfect dive site for beginners as well. Besides, we will observe octopuses and shoals of salemas, barracudas or ornate wrasses.

Malvin Norte

The islet Malvin del Norte is 5 minutes away from SCUBA IBIZA in direction west. As it is protected from the predominant east wind, it is an ideal place for beginners or night dives. On its north side there is an extended Neptune grass bed where we find shoals of salemas, amberjacks and white breams.

We dive around the island passing over some rocks at a depth of 10-15 meters until we reach the south side where the rocky platform goes smoothly down to 32 meters. There, between the boulders, groupers, moray eels, octopuses, scorpion fish and striped groupers use to hide

Maximum depth: 32 meters
Minimum level: Open water.

We recommend diving with NITROX.

The islet Malvin del Norte is 5 minutes away from SCUBA IBIZA in direction west.

As it is protected from the predominant east wind, it is an ideal place for beginners or night dives.

On its north side there is an extended Neptune grass bed where we find shoals of salemas, amberjacks and white breams.

We dive around the island passing over some rocks at a depth of 10-15 meters until we reach the south side where the rocky platform goes smoothly down to 32 meters.

There, between the boulders, groupers, moray eels, octopuses, scorpion fish and striped groupers use to hide

Lladó Norte

Maximum depth: 32 meters Minimum level: Open Water.

We recommend diving with NITROX.

At 12 minutes away from SCUBA IBIZA we will find the islet Lladó Norte. This rocky platform has an irregular landscape. There are many boulders with cracks where groupers, moray eels, striped groupers, barracudas, octopuses, cardinal fish, barracudas or white breams hide..

Malvin Sur

Maximum depth: 28 meters Minimum level: Open water.

We recommend diving with NITROX..

The islet Malvin del Sur is 8 minutes navigation time away from SCUBA IBIZA.

We start in a small tunnel at a depth of 10 meters where we find a shoal of brown meagers and a grouper. At the bottom of the wall we can choose to follow the wall or to move away in direction south until we find a small rock formation before we come back to the wall. In this part there are groupers and striped groupers.

Bajo de la Esponja

We recommend diving with NITROX.

El Bajo de la Esponja is 150 meters away from the islet Esponja.

It is a great rock emerging from a depth of 32 meters up to 12 meters. The dive is performed spiralling around the rock, slowly ascending towards the surface.

Minimum depth: 12 meters
Maximum depth: 32 meters
Minimum level: Advanced.

We recommend diving with NITROX.

El Bajo de la Esponja is 150 meters away from the islet Esponja.

It is a great rock emerging from a depth of 32 meters up to 12 meters. The dive is performed spiralling around the rock, slowly ascending towards the surface.

Its southeast side is covered with false coral and the northwest side with calcareous green algae Halimeda tuna, not very common in this area.

During the dive we will also see brown meagre and barracuda shoals as well as moray eels.

La Catedral

Maximum depth: 15 meters Minimum level: Open Water. We recommend diving with NITROX and with a torch. After 15 minutes navigation time to the north from SCUBA IBIZA, we will find the underwater cave La Catedral (the Cathedral).

The wide entrance is at a depth of 12 meters. The light coming from the entrance can be seen during the whole dive. Once inside, there is a big room with a corridor at the end, leading to a second smaller hall known as La Capilla (The Chapel). In both rooms we can ascend to the surface and take our regulator off as both have air chambers. There we can observe the polished rocks of the vault and the amazing light games.

Llosa Santa Eulalia – Faro

Maximum depth: 35 meters Minimum level: Open Water. We recommend diving with NITROX. This great rocky formation near Santa Eulalia is 20 minutes navigation time away from SCUBA IBIZA.

2 options are available: One slope is perfect for beginner dives between 2 and 10 meters depth. There is a big rocky platform full of cracks where a lot of octopuses, moray eels or small crustaceans hide. With experienced divers we approach the border of the platform and go down the wall until we reach the sandy ground. Very spectacular is the sunken beacon at a depth of 12 meters, where conger and moray eels hide. Big schools of salemas, saddled breams or damselfish inhabit the zone.

Es Vedrá – La Bota

It is a submerged, mountain-like rock in the middle of the sea on the west side of Es Vedrá island. It is dangerous for vessel navigation, because it rises up to the surface and is not marked.

We dive around the submerged rock, starting on the deeper east side and ascending in spiral, slowly finishing off in the shallow area.

Maximum depth: 45 meters
Minimum level: Open Water.

We recommend diving with NITROX.

It is a submerged, mountain-like rock in the middle of the sea on the west side of Es Vedrá island. It is dangerous for vessel navigation, because it rises up to the surface and is not marked.

We dive around the submerged rock, starting on the deeper east side and ascending in spiral, slowly finishing off in the shallow area.

In la Bota there may be some current, which also means that underwater life is abundant.

Plenty of different species inhabit the site: groupers, barracuda shoals, amberjacks, scorpion fish, breams and tunas.

Moreover, it is a paradise for sea stars, brittle-stars, moray eels, flabellinas or sea-hares.

Es Vedrá – Los Cañones

It is a submerged, mountain-like rock in the middle of the sea on the west side of Es Vedrá island. It is dangerous for vessel navigation, because it rises up to the surface and is not marked.

We dive around the submerged rock, starting on the deeper east side and ascending in spiral, slowly finishing off in the shallow area.

Es Vedrá – La Galera

Maximum depth: 40 meters Minimum level: Open Water. We recommend diving with NITROX. La Galera islet is on the north side of Es Vedrá island.

We anchor at 7 meters and descend the wall, which goes from north to south. During the dive we can see moray eels hidden in small rocks as well as yellow encrusting anemones, sponges and sea squirts covering the walls.

Es Vedrá – La Aguja

Maximum depth: 34 meters Minimum level: Open Water. We recommend diving with NITROX. The dive starts on a rocky platform at a depth of 12 meters. We will continue until we arrive to “la Aguja” (the Needle). It is a huge pointed rock emerging from 34 meters up to 6 meters.

We will go down turning around La Aguja at different depths. We will see plenty of pink flabellinas and moray eels in a beautiful landscape or shoals of barracudas and white breams in the blue. At the end of the dive, we will enter a small cave, which has an inside access to the surface.

El Arco

Maximum depth: 18 meters Minimum level: Open Water. We recommend diving with NITROX. During the dive we will go through two natural stone arches underwater.

The walls of the first one are covered with sponges, false coral and sea squirts. At the bottom of the first arch at 14 meters depth we can find two banded sea breams, salemas, striped mullets, octopuses, brown meagres and groupers. There are some big boulders, which lead to the second smaller arch, after which we go back to the boat. El Arco (the Arch) is perfect for beginner dives to 7 meters depth as well as for photographers.

Punta Prima

Maximum depth: 31 meters Minimum level: Open water. We recommend diving with NITROX. The wall drops down to 25-28 meters.

At the bottom of the wall there are several boulders, sand and Neptune grass beds. The deep area is a labyrinth of cracks, where conger eels, striped mullets, moray eels, groupers or lobsters live. On the sandy bottom we could even observe flying gurnards or rays.

Cuevas de Punta Rasa

We recommend diving with NITROX and with a torch.

San Guillem caves are in Formentera, some 35 minutes away from SCUBA IBIZA.

The entrance of the first cave is at a depth of 12 meters. It leads to a wide gallery inhabited by a lot of striped cave prawns, which will appear under the light of a torch.

Es Banc

Maximum depth: 23 meters Minimum level: Open water. We recommend diving with NITROX. We anchor at a depth between 8 and 12 meters. A wall with cracks and collapsed boulders delimits the platform.

On the bottom the white sand is ideal to observe flying gurnards, rays, common cuttlefish or squids from February to May. Following the wall we reach a little cave with a big crack in the ceiling, through which the light filters. Brown meagres, striped mullets and groupers hide inside. There is a narrow crack between the platform and the wall through which we dive one by one. We come out through a chimney from 13 to 9 meters.

Punta Gavina

Maximum depth: 25 meters Minimum level: Open water. We recommend diving with NITROX. After 15 minutes navigation time we arrive at Punta Gavina.

We go down onto a rocky platform at a depth of 9 meters. There we will find a crater with octopuses, groupers, brown meagres and big shoals of salemas. The wall is covered with sponges, yellow encrusting anemones and false coral. There is a small cave with red cardinal fish, fork beards, slipper lobsters and orange prawns (Stenopus spinosus). Between February and June we could also see some John Dory fish.

Arcos de Cala Olivera

 

Maximum depth: 22 meters Minimum level: Open water. We recommend diving with NITROX. In this cove of crystal clear water and sandy bottom it is easy to anchor at 10 meters depth.

Coming out of the cove towards the extremity of S’Estanyol, there is a submerged spit of land with a rocky platform at a depth of 15 meters. Many underwater arches covered with false coral, yellow encrusting anemones, sponges and Cladocora coral cross the platform.

Bajo de Cap Llentrisca

Maximum depth: 42 meters Minimum level: Open water. We recommend diving with NITROX.

The dive site “bajo de Cap Llentrisca” is 35 minutes navigation time away from SCUBA IBIZA.

It is a submerged rocky platform, which starts at 12 meters depth. The walls drop down to a white sandy bottom. There we can see toothed breams and brown meagre. The crystal-clear water allows us to admire the beautiful landscape.

Llosa de Es Figueral

Profundidad máxima: 38 metros Nivel mínimo: Open Water. Se recomienda el buceo con NITROX.

Esta seca está delante de la playa de Es Figueral en el noreste de Ibiza. Se caracteriza por sus imponentes paredes verticales y su agua cristalina. En la parte poca profunda hay grandes bloques de roca que crean muchos agujeros donde se oculten morenas, congrios y meros.

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