Scuba diving in Mariana Platform
The Mariana Platform was once a floating fish farm, but later it was abandoned due to its low profitability and sank during the storm in 1997. Now it lies on the sandy bottom at a depth of 32m/105ft, creating surreal underwater landscape with concrete columns and metal structures, which attracts underwater photographers. The upper part of the platform appears at 11m/36ft deep, but it is worth to descend deeper down and explore a labyrinthine structure with numerous hollows that provide shelters for a variety of interesting marine species.
When to go
Diving here is possible year-round due to the Mediterranean climate. Average annual water temperatures vary from 14-27C/57-80F.
What to see
While exploring the bizarre structure of Mariana Platform, divers will see scorpionfish, moray and conger eels, large groupers and barracudas, and other interesting marine species.