Scuba diving in Don Pedro Wreck
Don Pedro, a modern container ship and truck ferry, sank in 2007 after it took a wrong route and accidentally collided with a reef not far from the shore. The 18 members of crew and passengers were rescued and nobody died in the accident, though the giant vessel was fatally holed and sank within 45 minutes. There followed a successful operation to remove the heavy fuel oil from Don Pedro’s bunkers along with light diesel and chemicals from its containers that threatened to pollute Ibiza’s environment. Now the wreck lies on a sandy bottom, and with the starting depth of 25m/82ft and the maximum depth of 45m/148ft, Don Pedro is steadily gaining popularity as the biggest wreck in the Mediterranean available to recreational divers.
When to go
The high diving season is from April to October. Average water temperatures range from 14C/57Fin the winter and 27C/80F in the summer.
What to see
Divers can explore a massive 140m/459ft long wreck that is fully intact and even not yet overgrown with corals as it very recently sank.