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Scuba diving Spain

Diving holidays and stays in Spain

Imagine a diving holiday in Spain, at the sunny gateway to Europe! An easy trip by train, plane or car, and you're on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. To the music of Luz Casal's Piensa en mi, over tasty tapas, with a good sangria, the Costa Brava has something to enchant you! Some of the best diving in Spain takes place in the Cap Creus reserve, accessible from Port de la Selva, Cadaques and Rosas. Spend some quality time in Cadaques amidst the small white houses and lively streets. Discover the rich cultural heritage of Cadaques, a place where the painter Salvador Dali is remembered. For experienced divers, take the opportunity to jump into the water from the Diving Portlligat Cadaques boat to visit the wreck of the steel cargo ship, the SS Trégastel or the SS Llanishen. An inexpensive stay in L'Escala also gives you the luxury of exploring a coastline full of underwater caves and the foundations of Illa Mateua with moray eels, conger eels and Forkbeard.

The proximity of the Mateua Dive Centre to the Lacus and Riells campsites, nestled among the fragrant pine trees, will make for a pleasant stay on the Costa Brava. The whole family can enjoy a summer of snorkelling, scuba diving and children's diving in the beautiful, secluded cove of the Cala Montjoi holiday village, between the sea and the mountains. Relaxation is guaranteed with all-inclusive accommodation and numerous activities in the heart of the pine forests and scrubland of Cap Creus. Individual divers will appreciate spending the day - or even a few days - in the charming little Cala Joncols hotel, lost in the middle of olive trees, on the edge of the beach, with its swimming pool. Lunch on the terrace with the song of the cicadas before exploring the dive sites of the Cap Creus marine reserve with Euro divers Cala Joncols. Here, drop-offs, scree and islets are home to dentex, barracudas and sea breams. One of the must-divers in Spain? You'll find it in the Medes Islands, an archipelago of seven islands protected by the Montgri Natural Park, located one kilometre off the coast. L'Estartit is also ideal for group diving.

Here, Catalan dive centres such as Unisub are able to accommodate divers from non-profit organisations on large boats, provide accommodation in good value hotels such as the Medes 2, and offer a common inflation station, thus avoiding any handling. The diving spots of the Medes Islands, with the long opalescent tunnel, the dolphin statue, and the huge, gluttonous black groupers, will leave you with unforgettable memories. Further south, stay in Palamos at the charmingly British Marina Hotel. Enjoy a stroll along the embankments in front of the harbour, where you can taste delicious grilled prawns. Afterwards, board the boat of Gidive, a teak diving specialist. Very reassuring: their PADI courses take place right on the beach, 100 m from the diving club. Families and divers have a multitude of other activities on the Costa Brava, such as swimming on the beach, boat trips, sailing, and jet skiing. You can also go hiking and mountain biking on marked trails in the middle of natural parks.Do you dream of travelling? Check out the conditions for entering this country on the Fit for Travel website!

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Best dive season

The best period to go scuba diving in Spain is from April to October whether in Cap Creus, the Medes Islands, the Balearic Islands.

Other activities

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Spain : Dive centers

 

Mateua Dive
Spain  - L'Escala
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Mateua Dive is located in L'Escala, in the municipality of Girona, north of L'Estartit. Open from 9 am to 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm to 7 pm all week, Mateua Dive staff are on duty all day on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 7.30 pm. You feel like you're somewhere else at Mateua Dive with its white premises and large carpeted terrace with wooden benches. You can have lunch and a drink between dives. What's on the menu? Tapas, burgers and colourful mixed salads. Accessible thanks to ramps, people with reduced mobility are also supervised underwater by specially trained instructors. Enjoy 5 hot showers, a changing room with benches and hangers to leave your towels and personal belongings and put on your wetsuit. The Mateua Dive training centre offers SSI theory courses in the indoor classroom equipped with a blackboard and also outside in a shaded area to take shelter from the sun. All SSI courses for divers are offered from Basic Diver to Advanced Adventure as well as specialities to improve your rescue skills with stress and rescue and react right or more fun dives to become a Night Diver, ideal to discover the Mediterranean fauna of L'Escala in peace by the light of your night lamp. Board the Sirenita, a 10-metre boat with a capacity of 25 people, or the faster 6.20-metre RIB to reach the popular dive spots of the Medes Islands. The Mateua Dive Centre offers around 20 dive sites along the coast with cave dives, ideal for becoming a PADI Cave Diver. Become a PADI Deep Diver by doing deep dives around the small islands of Illes de Cala Ferriolo, Illes Cala Pedroso and of course, Ille Mateua, right in front of the Mateua Dive club! The wreck of the Marmoler is one of the best dives in L'Escala. Follow the Wreck Diver speciality here! [+]

  • SSI Training
  • Diving around Islands
  • Welcome groups
From 22,00 €

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Gidive Center Palamós
Spain  - Palamós, Girona
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The Gidive Center Palamós dive center is located in the Marina de Palamós, with free parking. Enjoy, during your diving stay at Gidive Center Palamós, the comfortable facilities on 250 m2 including separate changing rooms with showers, soap, hairdryer, and sockets. Take your diving lessons in the classroom equipped with Wi-Fi, TV, and touch-screen tablets for theory, with the possibility of recharging your mobile phone. Store your personal equipment in the room, independently of the rental equipment which is checked and renewed periodically. A corner is dedicated to desalting and drying your equipment. A Bauer air filling station also allows technical dives with Nitrox or Trimix. Share good times with other divers, on the large terrace, over a drink, filling in your logbook and sharing your experiences. Close to the Gidive Center Palamós training centre is the Morro del Vedell cove. This beach is easily accessible and is ideal for diving courses. Take advantage of your diving holiday in Palamós to get certified, from the beginner level with the first dive to the Divemaster level, with shore and boat dives. PADI TecRec courses are held in technical diving with certified instructors giving personalized advice. The comfortable boat Piola, 11.50 meters long, accommodates 36 passengers and has an enclosed cabin, ideal against the cold and wind in winter. Take it out with its skipper for half a day or a full day to the most beautiful coves of the Costa Brava. The best diving and snorkeling spots in Palamos are at Islas Formigues, a group of reddish islets opposite Cap de Planes; at Els Ullastres, with three rocky shoals with large red gorgonians to the north; and at the wreck of a German navy tugboat, the Boreas, a 5-minute sail from the Gidive Center Palamós. Here you can observe the beautiful Mediterranean fauna. [+]

  • Near Downtown area
  • Between 10 and 20 dive sites
  • PADI Training
From 20,00 €

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Euro-Divers Cala Joncols
Spain  - Roses
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The EuroDivers centre is located in the grounds of the Cala Joncols hotel in the bay of the same name, within the Cap Creus natural park. Open every week from April 1st to September 30th, the centre welcomes divers during the weekends out of season. Groups are welcomed in Roses for both accommodation and boarding the 20-seater boat. The charming Cala Joncols hotel, set amidst a bouquet of olive trees, is ideal for couples and families and offers a popular restaurant serving tasty Mediterranean cuisine. A small swimming pool at the foot of the hotel provides fun for children. Kayak and stand up paddle departures are available from the large beach in front of the hotel. The Eurodivers centre, integrated into the hotel, offers diving departures from the beach for children's training, baptisms and PADI beginner training exercises. The more experienced divers embark on the boat with a capacity of about twenty people where PADI Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver courses are held. Specialities such as night diving, object finding and orientation are offered to divers wishing to improve their skills. About fifteen diving spots are accessible from EuroDivers Cala Joncols. Schools of sea breams, sars and saupes are found in the middle of the posidonia. Beautiful scree drop-offs shelter lobsters and crabs. The walls of the crevices are covered with red coral even at shallow depths. Ask for packages including overnight stays and dives. [+]

  • Accomodations and diving
  • Protected Marine Park
  • Shore diving
From 23,00 €

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Unisub
Spain  - l’Estartit (Girona)
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The Unisub diving centre is located in l'Estartit, on the Costa Brava, Spain, 30 kilometres from the town of Girona. Unisub's premises are also adapted to accommodate groups with full equipment hire, a repair workshop, a conference and projection room, and transport of equipment to the boats. Your personal equipment can be stored on the premises. Embark on 2 to 4 sea trips per day, depending on the season. The instructors of the Unisub training centre generally welcome you in your own language to follow the PADI and FFESSM courses, from baptism to Rescue Diver. They make it a point of honour to satisfy their clients. The best spots in L'Estartit are located in the nature reserve of the Medes Islands, popular with divers from all over Europe. This small archipelago is a beautiful natural site in Catalonia, located one mile from L'Estartit. Composed of seven islets, several reefs offer very interesting underwater routes. The coastline extends underwater in steep drop-offs with underwater caves. At Unisub you will enjoy a programme with a mix of the best dive sites in l'Estartit, either on the coast with Les Salines, Negre del Falaguer, El Rossinyol, Puig de la Sardina, La Pedrosa, El Reggio, La Ferriola, or around the Medes Islands with El Salpatxot, Pedra de Déu, El Medallot, Pota de Llop, La Vaca. Take advantage of Unisub's great prices with the hotel or flat stays including 10 dives. A good little restaurant serves as a canteen for divers and offers a daily menu. Unisub is a very well known centre for former divers as it exists since 1960. [+]

  • Welcome groups
  • Protected Marine Park
  • Near beach
From 20,00 €

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Village de vacances Cala Montjoi
Spain  - Roses
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Cala Montjoi Diving Centre is located in a lovely holiday village nestled at the bottom of a wonderful bay Cala Montjoi, on the Costa Brava, 25 km from France. Open from April to October. The facilities are on the beach side with a compressor, rental equipment and the boat, the Montjoi, which is beached for easy boarding of divers and equipment. You are just a few steps away from your accommodation, double or quadruple rooms, and the restaurant with its magnificent buffets. If you are coming from Roses to spend the day, the car park is outside the village, but you can get to the dive centre to unload your equipment. Cala Montjoi is very suitable for groups who benefit from all the logistics of the village as well as the dive centre. Whatever your technical level, you will be able to dive around Cap Creus as all depths are represented. FEDAS, FFESSM and PADI training courses are offered, from beginner level with the Scuba Diver to Divemaster level. Children are honoured here with courses adapted to their age, from 8 years old. A beautiful playground awaits you here with 25 dive sites located in the protected reserve of Cap de Creus. After a short navigation, you explore the three most beautiful dives of the Costa Brava, El Gat, Paret del Bisbe and Punta del Mero. You will be amazed by the abundance of fauna and flora including dorados, dentis, barracudas and groupers, due to the currents and the reserve effect. Photographers will be delighted with wide-angle shots of the colourful landscape of sponges, gorgonians and coral as well as macro shots of a variety of nudibranchs. The dive sites are marked with marker buoys to preserve the environment. This prevents the anchors from scraping the bottom! [+]

  • Accomodations and diving
  • Shore diving
  • Baby Sitting
From 35,00 €

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