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Diving in Santa Ponsa

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When to go to Santa Ponsa

In summer the average air temperature ranges from 24C/75F to 28C/82F during the day and still keeps above 20C/68F at night. In winter the average air temperature is around 13C/55F during the day and around 10C/50F at night. Winter is also a season of the most rain falls in this region. The high diving season in Santa Ponsa is from May to October. The water temperature is 25C/77F in August and 14C/57F in February. The water visibility is 10-40m/33-131ft.


What to see

In this area divers can meet various wrasses, octopuses, jacks, groupers, cardinal fish, damselfish, blennies, gobies, sea urchins, sponges, goat fish, tiny blue fish, barracudas, moray eels, starfish and many other species.


Most popular dive sites

The best sites recommended for divers are El Toro, Madonna cave, Calo den Monjo and Isla del Sec. El Toro is a marine reserve with a really prolific sea life and excellent visibility.

Scuba diving in Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa is a popular holiday resort in the south-west of Majorca. It is located just 18km/11mi away from Palma de Mallorca, the capital city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain (the closest airport is also located in Palma de Mallorca). Santa Ponsa is settled around a lovely bay surrounded by green scenery mountains. Here tourists can enjoy a wide selection of cafes, bars, restaurants,around 50 cosy hotels and apartments, as well as a white sandy beach more than 700m/2300ft long and a sport harbor. In September Santa Ponsa celebrates the island’s biggest festival, called the Fiesta of Rei en Jaume, that is worth visiting. The waters near the coast are crystal clear and usually very calm, which creates ideal conditions for scuba diving. Divers can dive on both the east and west sides of Santa Ponsa, but, the eastern side is much preferred because of its diverse and vivid underwater life. In the surrounding waters divers of all diver levels can explore the magnificent underwater landscapes with excellent and interesting caves, walls, and wrecks.