Scuba diving in Swiss Cheese

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From Shore
Diver level
Average: 19 m
Maximum: 30 m
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m
Swiss Cheese is the famous dive site near Mallorca Island and Cap des Pinar. The site got its culinary name because its rock formations resemble Swiss cheese: it has multiple interlinked nooks and holes. The complex structure of the site makes it intriguing to explore, and the variety of holes and depths of holes provides different areas suitable for different levels of experience. This dive site is also interesting because of the multitude of species of marine fauna and flora that can be spotted here. Due to the shallow depth, good visibility and the absence of currents, there are areas that are good for beginners. The complex rock structure resembling cheese is located at 25m/82ft of depth.

When to go

The most optimal time to visit the Swiss Cheese dive site is from May to October. The water temperature is warmest in summer (26C/79F), and usually is not over 13C/43F in winter.

What to see

A rock in the shape of a turtle's shell is home to yellow encrusting anemones. Some of the fauna seen here are moray eels, groupers, octopi, shrimp, scorpionfish, jellyfish, and white and green nudibranchs.

Reachable from

San Jaime Mediterraneo, Mahon

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