Diving Overview for Spain
Diving opportunities in Spain are vast, with opportunities ranging from the Mediterranean and Atlantic mainlands as well as the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands.
Take flights to Spain and be stunned by a rich culture with fine wines, great cuisine, sunny beaches and friendly people. The rural areas are so peaceful, making Spain an ideal destination if you're looking to relax and unwind. The cities on the other hand, have amazing architecture that continue to inspire for years to come.
The diving in Spain can be dependent on weather with Atlantic facing coastlines being subject to winter swells and the Mediterranean coasts open to significant bad weather in the off-season. The Mediterranean Coast and Islands are the most popular diving areas, their clear sunny and more sheltered waters offer fantastic visibility and huge diversity of Mediterranean species.
Diving in Spain offers a wide range of underwater animals including sharks, dolphins, groupers, barracuda and moray eels both on the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts. Expect to see colourful nudibranchs, clouds of damsel fish, octopus, sea horses, wrasse and if your lucky, a Mediterranean trigger fish!
There are a large number of caves and wrecks in Spain that are suitable for the more experienced diver as well as a number of marine reserves that provide excellent diving opportunities full of life to cater for all diving levels.
Underwater visibility can range from 5 to 30 metres depending on the swells and weather systems. The best time to go scuba diving in Spain is between May and October where you can expect water temperatures in the region of 20+ degrees along the exposed west coast, or a lovely 20 to 30 degrees in the Mediterranean.
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