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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!


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

Water activities, Trekking

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Spain : Dive centers


Gidive Center Palamós
Spain  - Palamós, Girona

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 €


Euro-Divers Roses
Spain  - Roses

The Euro Divers Roses boat leaves from the marina in Roses, on the Costa Brava. EuroDivers Roses offer diving trips for groups from the best hotels in Roses. For example, boss Ian has selected the Hotel Univers for you, group leaders. On the seafront, opposite the marina and fishing port of Roses, the Univers Hotel is excellent value for money and is only 100 meters from the beach and the town center. Nearby you will find shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions. A diving holiday organized by EuroDivers Roses in this family-run establishment is therefore ideal to be shared with non-divers, spouses, family members, or friends. Enjoy buffet-style dining, a snack bar with a terrace, sea-view rooms with free Wi-Fi and TV, a free baby bed on request, a swimming pool, and children's play areas. Reception is open 24 hours a day with information, ticket sales, and luggage storage. Parking is free on a limited basis, but there is also private parking available for a fee on request. Live music is provided every evening. For arrivals and departures, check-in is from 2 pm to 11 pm, and check-out is from 8 am to 12 pm. As far as diving is concerned, the natural park extends around the Cap de Creus peninsula, from the Bol Nou point to the Tamariua Cove (El Port de la Selva) and as far as Punta Falconera (Roses). Dive in this protected marine area with some of the most beautiful diving spots on the Costa Brava, accessible with the EuroDivers Roses boat. Stroll among the schools of seabreams and sars in the Posidonia. Find giltheads, lobsters, and crabs in the scree slopes. Bunches of red coral cover the crevices of the rocks... Happy holidays with Euro-Divers Roses! [+]

  • Comfortable boat
  • Protected Marine Park
  • Accomodations and diving
From 202,00 €


Village de vacances Cala Montjoi
Spain  - Roses

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 €


Mateua Dive
Spain  - L'Escala

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 €


La Sirena
Spain  - L'Estartit

La Sirena is located in the L'Estartit Seaside Resort, on the Costa Brava Mediterranean coast, in Catalonia, Spain. Open from April to November. Diving with them, you’ll explore the sub-basins of the Medes Islands, declared Reserve and National Park since 1990. Very popular among European divers. On location, possibility of FFESSM training and snorkeling. Swimming from the boats, after the dives, during the summer months. You’ll find plenty of ingenious facilities at La Sirena which has a great and long experience in welcoming divers. Lockable equipment storage boxes provided by the Center. No more tedious rinsing with a now automated hot air dryer so that your suit is nice and ready for your next dive. Their very comfortable boats are equipped with lifts to help the divers board without breaking their backs going up a ladder. The must is the hot shower on the Sirena 2 ! In partnership with the warm, family and very welcoming Flamingo Hotel, located in the Natural Park of Montgri, 300 m from the beach. Kite surfing, climbing, golf, cycling and hiking. Also possible to rent Alga flats next to the hotel, opposite the pool. Air conditioning and heating in the dining room. Free Wifi and satellite TV. Car park available at an extra charge. [+]

  • Welcome groups
  • Between 10 and 20 dive sites
  • Near beach
From 38,00 €


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