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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
Go diving near Tarragona, on the Costa Daurada too. Swim and snorkel in an incredible shoal of bluefin tuna or explore the Barca D'en Robert or Dragonera wrecks with Glubs Diving. Diving holidays in L'Hospitalet de l'Infant are organised by Nautic Parc. On the Costa Brava and Costa Daurada, families and divers can enjoy a host of other activities, including swimming from the beaches, boat trips, sailing and jet skiing. You can also go hiking and mountain biking on signposted trails in the middle of nature parks.
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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.

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Spain : Dive centers


Diving Portlligat Cadaques
Spain  - Cadaqués

The Diving Portlligat Cadaques training centre offers PADI and SSI courses for all levels of divers, from beginners with the Scuba Diver to advanced divers with the Advanced Scuba Diver. The courses, adapted to each one, take place according to the schedules wished and of your availabilities. Theory and practice are taught on-site. The Carpe Diem Cadaqués, a complex of comfortable and equipped flats for 2, 4 and 6 people, includes a swimming pool in which the diving centre is located, and allows you to organise and practise your diving exercises before going out to sea. The Diving Portlligat Cadaques diving club offers introductory diving courses for children and adults. Nitrox training allows you to safely spend more time underwater, especially on successive dives. Three daily departures are scheduled to 3 different sites in the natural park of Cap de Creus. A quad bike is provided to transport your equipment to the port. Divers are transported by vehicle to the embarkation point. Experienced divers board one of the 3 semi-rigid boats of 7,5 m length, in which you discover the best diving spots of Cadaques in the Natural Park of Cap de Creus. On your request, Diving Portlligat Cadaques organises night dives, sometimes with the possibility of going out in a boat for 2 people. Don't hesitate to discover the Mediterranean flora and fauna by snorkelling and snorkelling. [+]

  • Protected Marine Park
  • Accomodations and diving
  • Youth diving
From 20,00 €


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 €


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 €


Nautic Parc Glubs Diving
Spain  - Salou

When it comes to diving holidays in Spain, Nautic Parc and Glubs Diving have combined their skills to offer accommodation and diving packages for those who want to discover the most beautiful diving spots on the Costa Daurada. You'll be staying at the 4R Meridià Mar hotel, located opposite the port of L'Hospitalet de l'Infant. With 2 outdoor swimming pools for lazing around and a large car park, this modern hotel on the seafront has well-equipped rooms, ideal for couples or families. After a hearty breakfast, go diving with Glubs Diving on its 12-seater boat. Explore the Barca D'en Robert and Dragonera wrecks and discover the Mediterranean fauna at the Escalon, Biotop and El Plobat sites. A snack on the beach or a meal included in the hotel package for lunch? And you're already off to discover the Freu de Terra or Casa dels lladres diving sites, with sea hares, octopus, groupers and castagnoles among the red and yellow gorgonians... Non-divers can take part in activities such as parasailing, jet skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding and catamaran excursions. Experience Tuna Tours during the right season, embarking even with your children on a boat up to 5 km from the coast. You'll dive and swim among hundreds of bluefin tuna over 2 metres long. The nearest Reus airport, served by Ryanair, Jet2, Easy Jet, Tui Fly, Vueling and Iberia airlines, is 28 kilometres from l'Hospitalet de l'Infant. Barcelona airport is 130 kilometres away. [+]

  • Tek Center
  • Shore diving
  • Between 10 and 20 dive sites
From 300,00 €


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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