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Diving in Portocolom
When to go to Portocolom
Porto Colom experiences mild and stormy winters and hot summers. There isn’t much rainfall during the year, and the rainiest period is from October to January. The best time for diving is between May and October. In the hottest month (August), the average air temperature is 25C/77F, and in the coldest month (January), the average temperature is only 12C/53F. The average water temperature is 26C/79F in August and 14C/57F in February. Visibility varies between 20-30m/65-98ft, and in high season it can reach 40m/131ft. The currents are mostly slight.
What to see
Various types of sponges and lots of marine species such as barracudas, octopi, moray eels, and grouper have made their home here.
Scuba diving in Portocolom
Porto Colom is a quiet family resort on the southern half of the east coast of Mallorca, with a wonderful environment. Palma de Mallorca Airport is located in 58 km. The main feature of the town is the well-preserved Naveta (prehistoric burial sites on Mallorca) and the large natural harbor, which is home to a number of fishing and sailing boats and leisure craft. Most of the entertainment in Porto Colom is based in the hotels, but during mid-July the lively fiesta of La Verge del Carme takes place here. There is also a large beach (the main beach is called Cala Marçal) and 2 smaller resort beaches. Along the eastern coast there are many dive sites for all tastes and levels that can be reached in a short time by boat from Porto Colom. In these crystal-clear waters divers can enjoy a variety of beautiful underwater scenery, such as cliffs, tunnels, caves, and wrecks, and can even experience night dives.
Some of the must-see dive sites within a short distance are the Column wreck, Cala Sa Nau, Skylight Cave, and the Big Cheese. The Big Cheese is a very interesting dive for all diver levels, and has a large rock full of holes and tunnels.