Scuba diving in The Column Wreck
The Column Wreck dive site, located between Cala Bona and Cala Millor off the east coast of Mallorca, features the remains of a 13th century Roman merchant ship that was transporting columns made of white marble. The wreck lies on a sandy bottom covered with posidonia seagrass at the maximum depth of 14m/46ft. And even though this is such an old wreck, divers can still see four iron cannons of the ship that were used to fire stone balls.
When to go
The Column Wreck dive site offers year-round diving, but the best diving conditions are during the summer, when the water temperature rises to 26C/79F. In winter the average water temperature is a bit cool at 18C/64F.
What to see
The surrounding waters at this dive site are rich with marine life. Divers can see shoals of sea bream, moray eels, groupers, barracudas, and tuna, to name just a few.