Scuba diving in Francisquita

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Access
From Boat
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 131.2 ft
Maximum: 164 ft
Current
Weak
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Due to the depth, this site is only suitable for advanced-level divers. The wreck is a freighter originally named El Francisquita that sank in 1952 due to a strong storm. It landed 0.9km/0.6mi northwest of Punta Nati at a depth of 48-50m/157-164ft on a sandy bottom. The wreck stands upright on its keel and seems to be sailing underwater.

When to go

The most favorable time for visiting the Francisquita dive site is May through October, the same as other sites in Spain. The average water temperature is 26C/79F in summer and 18C/64F in winter.

What to see

Francisquita is also known for its diverse inhabitants, some of which are very large fish, such as benthic species. Other species found here include corals, brightly colored sponges, damselfish, large groupers, scorpionfish, electric rays, swallowtail sea perch, large brown meagres, moray eels, conger eels, and stingrays.

Liveaboards with trips to Francisquita

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • San Jaime Mediterraneo Son Bou Scuba - Menorca

    6 Dives Package (incl. Equipment Rental)

    6 dives package. Every morning we meet in the dive centre at around 09:30, departure is at approximately 10:00. When you’re diving for the first time with us it’s recommended to do your registration one day before. Usually we organize a so-called ‘Two-Tank Dive’ every morning: two dives with a 45-minute surface interval in between. For the participants we provide a small snack and a soft drink or water. We aim to be back in the dive centre at around 14:30. The majority (about 80%) of our daily diving trips are shore dives by mini-van. We dive all around the island, with an average 20 minutes drive time This product is for certified divers only
  • San Jaime Mediterraneo Son Bou Scuba - Menorca

    10 Dives Package (incl. Equipment Rental)

    10 dives package. Every morning we meet in the dive centre at around 09:30, departure is at approximately 10:00. When you’re diving for the first time with us it’s recommended to do your registration one day before. Usually we organize a so-called ‘Two-Tank Dive’ every morning: two dives with a 45-minute surface interval in between. For the participants we provide a small snack and a soft drink or water. We aim to be back in the dive centre at around 14:30. The majority (about 80%) of our daily diving trips are shore dives by mini-van. We dive all around the island, with an average 20 minutes drive time This product is for certified divers only
  • San Jaime Mediterraneo Son Bou Scuba - Menorca

    12 Dives Package (incl. Equipment Rental)

    12 dives package. Every morning we meet in the dive centre at around 09:30, departure is at approximately 10:00. When you’re diving for the first time with us it’s recommended to do your registration one day before. Usually we organize a so-called ‘Two-Tank Dive’ every morning: two dives with a 45-minute surface interval in between. For the participants we provide a small snack and a soft drink or water. We aim to be back in the dive centre at around 14:30. The majority (about 80%) of our daily diving trips are shore dives by mini-van. We dive all around the island, with an average 20 minutes drive time This product is for certified divers only

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