Scuba diving in Madonna cave

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Diver level
Average: 18 m
Maximum: 30 m
Average: 15 m
Maximum: 40 m
Located near Santa Ponsa on the Cap des Llamp promontory, the Madonna Cave dive site is an underwater cave that starts at a depth of 7m/23ft. The cave is 20m/66ft wide and about 30m/98ft deep. At a depth of 18m/59ft divers can see a statue of the Madonna in the right corner of the cave. It was placed there as a sign of gratitude to the sea for being kind to fishermen, and the spot was named after it. The cave has two air pockets on its ceiling, where it's possible for divers to raise their heads and shoulders above the water level and breathe the fresh air coming from the holes from the surface. Because of the considerable depth of the site, this site is only recommended for advanced-level divers.

When to go

The most beneficial time for exploring the Madonna cave is June through October, when the water temperature is often 26C/79F. In winter, the water temperature averages 13C/55F.

What to see

Divers can also see some sea life species (mostly outside the cave) such as octopi, scorpionfish, conger eels, anemones, moray eels, cardinalfish, damselfish, sea urchins, and jellyfish.

Reachable from

Santa Ponsa

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