Scuba diving in Mariana Platform

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Access
From Boat
Depth
Average: not available
Maximum: 108.24 ft
Current
None
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft

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.


Reachable from

Ibiza

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