Facts about Mallorca
Mallorca (Majorca) is a Spanish Mediterranean island that is part of the Balearic Islands (consisting of five islands: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Fomentera and Cabrera).
It is the largest island of the Balearic Islands (3640 km2) and the most populous (900,000 pop.). Its name comes from the Latin "insula maior," ie, Maiorica or "big island". The climate is typically Mediterranean, mild in winter (> 5 ° C) and moderate in summer (25 ° C). It has over 360 beaches and bays, fine white sand, with warm crystal clear water (exceeding 30 m visibility) and good tourist services. The island offers beautiful marine landscapes with archaeological remains, caves and a variety of wildlife. In the north end, in the Bay of Alcudia, there are cliffs that plunge vertically into the sea. From Cape Formentor to Pollensa Bay seabed is full of huge rocks with corridors, passages and channels between the abundant flora and fauna.
Diving information in Mallorca
At the tip Formentor diving between long canyons over 50 m in depth, among tuna, lobsters, eels, anemones, urchins, jellyfish and corals, caves that open at various places out. Nearby, in Cala Carbo (Cala San Vicente) night diving is done from life filled rock formations. Also the case in Colomer, where we find a column of rock that plunges into the depths of the sea. The topography and currents advise an experienced diving.
Elsewhere diving is varied. In Cala Varqués between Majorca and Cala Cala Romantica, on the east coast, you can do snorking in its pristine beaches surrounded by pine trees, including a huge variety of species that live in caves. Further north, inside Marine Reservations of the Levant, there are Cove Ratjada and Cove Lliteres, with beautiful beaches, submerged caves, arches, tunnels 10 meters deep where swimming groupers, squids, meagres, red lobsters, lobsters, pen shells, scorpion fish.
In Pollenca Port, at the foot of the Sierra de Tramuntana, you can start the dive sites of great beauty. Nearby is the island Dragonera " the mystical island" which is a prolongation of the mountain ridge sinking to depths of over 50 m, inhabited by schools of barracuda. The huge rocks there are lots of small octopuses.
Port d'Andraxt sandy beaches alternating with cliffs. 1.7 Kms in Cala Marmassen (la Mola tip) there are cliffs that rise to 130 meters above sea level and continues in the deep sea. In nearby Cala Llamp, there are caves, 10 m deep, filled with yellow anemones. Both sites must observe the winds and be cautious in diving. However, surface and crystal clear waters of El Arenal are ideal for beginners diving. For lovers of wrecks Palma Bay, opposite the capital of the island, is the ideal place. In Sec Island you can easily dive three sunken fishing boats. More experienced divers can visit the large wrecks, deeper, Palma Dam, less visibility among barracudas, sea bass, groupers and moray eels.
In Cabrera National Park, you can dive among large schools of barracudas, huge groupers, eagle rays and, if lucky, including sunfish, dolphins, turtles and seahorses.