Scuba diving in Pont d'en Gil

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 8 m
Maximum: 18 m
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m
The Pont d'en Gil dive site is often referred to as the most exciting and breathtaking dive site ever. It is an underwater cavern located just under the natural bridge Pont d'en Gil near Ciutadella. The cavern is 220m/722ft long, and it is unique in that after a short swim into its depth, divers can surface inside a large space filled with air and see cascades, giant stalactites and stalagmites, just like in above-ground caves. This phenomenon occurred because during the Ice Age the sea level was lower, and fresh water from the cave went to the sea. However, as the Ice Age finished, the sea level rose, and salty sea water filled the cave, forming subaquatic caves. Because of the shallow depth, good visibility, and the absence of currents, the site can be recommended for entry-level divers.

When to go

The optimal time of year to explore this cave is from June to October. The average water temperature is 26C/79F in summer and 18C/64F in winter.

What to see

Rock formations include stalagmites, stalactites, and cascades.

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