DIVE WITH ZOEA MALLORCA
WHY TO DIVE WITH ZOEA MALLORCA?
The southwest area of Mallorca and its surroundings have the privilege of crystal clear water and calm sea with one of the richest Mediterranean wildlife ecosystems and a variety of beautiful undersea landscapes, wrecks, caves and cliffs. You can see barracudas, moray eels, congers, groupers, octopusses… The average visibility is 30 meters and the temperature varies between 16 ° C in April to 28 ° C in August.
DIVE SITES FOR ALL LEVELS
We have made a selection of 30 different dive sites arying between 10 and 40 metres deep and they are not far, a 10 minutes boat ride (marine reserves “Islas Malgrats” and “El Toro”) or a 30 minutes boat ride to the marine park “Isla Dragonera”. We also organize dive trips to the national park of Cabrera. Everybody can enjoy diving here, no matter what your experience is or what your requirements are, there is definitely something here for you. Even if you try them all, you will never have the feeling of doing the same dive twice.
THOUGHT FOR OUR DIVERS’ COMFORT
If you don’t want to travel with your own equipment you can rent all you need in our dive center. If you prefer to bring your own equipment you have the option of leaving it here during your stay to avoid wet gear in your hotel. All our tanks have both DIN and INT (yoke) connections.
DIVE TRIPS WITH ZOEA MALLORCA
From Monday to Sunday we meet at the dive center at 9 am. We offer a free pick-up service if you stay in a hotel within the Calvia area. Upon arrival we do the paperwork and prepare the equipment to then board one of our boats: Belone Belone, Conger Conger or Puntazzo Puntazzo, located right in front of our dive center.
Each morning we depart at 9.30 am to spend the whole morning in the sea and return at around 1.30 pm to the dive center, after two dives of approximately 45 minutes each. Sometimes we briefly return to the port between dives to change tanks and have a short break. During the winter months we only dive once so we return to the dive center at 11.30 am.
Between the dives we take a short break while we change the tanks and drive to the second dive site. Before, during and after the dive you are looked after by one of our instructors, who will help you with anything you need and ensure your safety.
DIVE SPOTS IN MALLORCA
A breath-taking landscape with huge rocks and vertical walls going down to 35 m is the main attraction of this site. During the dive we can find countless small crevices and tunnels where moray eels, octopuses, groupers and scorpion fish find their shelter. Lobsters can frequently be seen in shallower depths than in other sites. This dive can be done many times and every time is different.
The wrecks in “Dique del Oeste” are located in the Bay of Palma. This ship cemetery has a couple of big ships longer than 40 meters, and other smaller ones. They were sank intentionally in the sixties, and the biggest one lays on the seafloor as if it’s still sailing.
This beautiful cove is just 10 minutes boat ride from our dive center and offers a good shelter from the westerlies. The shallow and calm waters, and the pretty landscape make of this place the ideal spot for novel divers and for divers who want to improve their skills.
This beautiful and quiet little cove is worth visiting, for it treasures one of the most diverse dives of this area. A tunnel, a cave, arches and slopes will guide us along this interesting dive site. We start the dive when entering an L-shaped tunnel (25m long) at about 5m of depth, and wide enough to fit several divers at once.
El Toro is our most visited area by far: a marine reserve teeming with life just 10 minutes away from our center by boat.
Six different dive sites that offer a wide variety of dives for both advanced divers and beginners.
The original idea was to rotate the different diving areas of the biggest protected waters of Majorca. During the same year, a new spot in Conejera Island and the wreck of MV Ana Rosa were also opened.
Morro d’en Feliu is a dive very suitable for divers of all levels. Its soft profile at the beginning of the dive makes it very suitable for Open Water divers as well as for those who want to participate in our snorkel excursions.
The Pecio de los Congrios is a unique point of diving in Mallorca. This is probably the most exciting dive we do. It is located next to the island of Dragonera. Divers who enter their waters must have some degree of experience.
This dive site is situated close to Palma Bay in our eastern dive zone. Even though it is outside the El Toro marine reserve, big abundance of life can be observed. Thanks to the proximity to the Palma Bay, smooth currents flow along the rocky bottom bringing nutrients to nurture the marine life that concentrates in this area.
In the Malgrats marine reserve, right at the tip of the biggest of the islands we have this spectacular dive site. The profile starts hight at the cliffs on the top, which abruptly falls and continues underwater in a vertical wall down to 25 meters of depth, where a pile of big boulders hide lots of fish and invertebrates.
It starts at 7 meters, and reaches 25 meters of depth, with a width of around 20 meters. It has two domes with air pockets where you can go up and breathe the cold fresh air inside. The top layer of fresh cold water creates a remarkable halocline and thermocline that forms an area of distorted vision at the interphase, very typical of these phenomenon.
The huge visibility is the main characteristic of the dives in Dragonera, which is not an exception at the dive site of Tramuntana. The currents that go through the area not only clean their waters but also provide the necessary nutrients to sustain the abundant fauna and flora.