Scuba diving in Fossil Cave

Access
From Shore
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 49.2 ft
Current
non
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 65.6 ft
The Fossil Cave, located off the south coast of Menorca, is one of the unique underwater attractions in this area. Divers enter the cave through the narrow, split-level entrance that looks like a mailbox and can be found at a depth of around 13m/43ft under an impressive overhang. Then, swimming towards the back of the cave, which looks like a tunnel (about 30m/100ft long), divers will find an air pocket where they can rise to the surface and breathe some fresh air. Divers will see a truly majestic chamber with the ceiling completely covered with mollusk shell fossils, hence the name of the cave.

When to go

Divers can enjoy exploring Fossil Cave all year round. However, if they prefer really warm waters, the best time to dive here is from May to October, when the average water temperature is 26C/79F. During the winter the water temperature drops down as low as 15C/59F.

What to see

While exploring the cave, divers will have opportunities to spot some interesting marine creatures, including nudibranchs, crabs, and lobsters. Divers will also see lots of mollusc shell fossils that completely cover the ceiling of this majestic cave.

Reachable from

San Jaime Mediterraneo

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