The Complete Guide to Diving in Mallorca | 70 Best Dive Sites

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Diving and snorkeling by Elina Pedersen

Mallorca is blessed with an amazing climate, crystal clear water and white-sand beaches.

But that’s not all.

The island is considered to be one of the best diving spots in Europe.

So this post is about diving and dive sites on Mallorca.

To be precise – Its a list of ALL dive sites available on Mallorca.

Frankly, I am very proud, as I couldn’t find any other source that would list all of the locations.

I am excited so I hope you are too!

First things first:

Mallorca has 70 dive sites to offer to all “tastes” and levels.

70 Best Dive Sites on Mallorca

Diving is a serious activity that requires you to be qualified in order to book a dive with a dive centre.

The diving certification you will need will depend on the type of dive you would like to do and the amount of experience you already have.

If you don’t have a diving certificate yet, I suggest you do an intro dive to get a feel for it.

Introduction dive does not require you to have a qualification nor it will give you any papers to continue studying.

Who knows? Maybe you’ll decide to get your Open Water certificate on Mallorca.

The first level only takes 3 days and the island definitely has enough to offer for it to be exciting.

Most of the dive sites on Mallorca are Open Water Diver level. Nonetheless, some of the dive sites will require you to have a more advanced certificate.

There are also a few dive sites that are very deep between 40-60 meters and they go way beyond recreational diving limits.

You might be interested if you are a technical diver though.

The prices on the island are very reasonable quoted at about €40 per fun dive, €80 for Discover Scuba Diving and around €400 for an Open Water Course.

Obviously, the more dives you book the bigger discount you get.

Sometimes, the diving equipment and insurance will not be included in the quoted price, so make sure you ask before you make a booking.

On Mallorca you can also easily do different specialty dives including Wreck Diving, Cavern Diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy and Deep Diving courses.

Should you decide to take a dive course, especially a more advanced level your first concern should be finding an authorised dive centre.

Before you make the decision who to dive with its always important that the dive centre if fully authorised to provide education and fun dives you are looking to sign up for.

Most developed countries regulate and control dive centres and dive centre instructors and employees. For example in the UK the dive centre employees will be regulated by “The Diving at Work Regulations, 1997”.

All dive centres are monitored to insure that recreational diving activities offered to end clients are controlled, managed and conducted adequately and are safe for all participants.

If you decide to dive with a unlicensed dive centre you will be putting your life at risk and might as well end up in a Decompression Chamber or worse…

Same goes for diving with a friend who is not properly trained to be an instructor or a dive master.

The best thing you can do to insure your dive is enjoyable is to do your homework. Ask for a dive centres certification and check with the respective authority if the dive centre is listed on their official website.

That is it for my 5 lines of warning, so let’s start by looking at the map of Mallorca with the main dive areas and dive sites highlighted.

Mallorca divesites map

It is clear from the first glance that most of the dive sites are located on the Southeast, West and the North of the Island.

You might be wondering: which part is the best?

All of the parts of the island offer crystal clear water and visibility as well as a lot to see, but they are indeed different.

The West of the island has plenty of great locations for intermediate and beginner divers.

The North of the island is full of challenging dives for experienced divers.

The South has a little bit of both and a hand full of spectacular wrecks. The biggest one is 40 meters long and can be penetrated.

Each of the dive site listed in this guide has a short description, maximum depth limited, location, approach type, seabed and the certificate level needed to perform the dive.

Some of the dive sites are located very close to each other and sometimes can be done in a single dive.

Please consult with the dive centre to see which dive sites you can merge into one dive, instead of doing a few.

So let’s start with the South.

South of the Island, Bay of Palma, Cabrera & Sa Dragonera

The south of the island has many amazing diving locations including wrecks and caves.

1. Calo de Monjo – A tunnel dive that starts at a depth of 18 meters. The tunnel is 50 meters long and is quite wide. The marine life you will see includes nudibranch, sea horses, octopi and cardinal fish.

  • Maximum depth: 18 meters
  • Location: Calo des Monjo
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: sand and rock
  • Requirements: Open Water

nudibranches Mallorca

2. El Toro – Morays, octopi, scorpion fish, barracudas, groupers, damselfish, nudibranch, red corals and many other species. As the dive location has a rocky seabed you will also be able to dive next to a rock wall.

  • Maximum Depth: 40 meters
  • Location: El Toro
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Open Water

3. Isla del Sec – this amazing dive site has two wrecks, one is 18 meters long and the second one is 25 meters long. One of the wrecks is real and is located 30 meters deep. Both of the wrecks have accumulated an artificial reef on their surface. The sea life includes: octopi, scorpion fish, congers, moray eels.

  • Maximum depth: 30 meters
  • Location: El Sec
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: sand and rock
  • Requirements: Advanced Open Water

4.Islas Malgrats – Malgrats is a Marine Reserve and has plenty of marine life including octopi, barracudas, wrasses, morays and colourful sponges. Some rock formations are covered with red coral. At maximum depth divers can find a mermaid – a statue placed here by other divers as a tribute to their late friend.

  • Maximum depth: 25 meters
  • Location: Islas Margrats
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Open Water & Advanced Open Water

5. Sa Madonna – a very large cave with a maximum depth of 25 meters. Inside the cave divers can see a very impressive statue of Madonna placed here as thanks to the sea by fishermen. The cave also contains two air pockets inside, where you can come up and breath air.

  • Maximum depth: 25 meters.
  • Location: Cap de Llamp
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: Cave and rock wall
  • Requirements: Advanced Open Water

6. Playa de Illetas – a very good dive site for training beginners. Although it’s a shore dive there is still plenty of marine life to see: octopi, damselfish, wrasses, congers and morays.

  • Maximum depth: 30 meters
  • Location: Playa de Illetas, south of Sant Agusti
  • Type of dive: shore dive
  • Seabed: Mostly sand
  • Requirements: Open Water

7. Palma Wreck – this dive is a wreck graveyard with the biggest wreck being a 40-meters long cargo ship. The visibility of this site is about 10 to 20 meters. This dive is rather challenging and requires you to be a confident diver. In terms of the marine life you will be able to see: nudi branches along the ship rails, small damselfish and barracudas. Divers with wreck diving qualification can penetrate the wheelhouse and enter below the deck into the engine rooms and accommodation rooms.

  • Maximum depth: 28 meters
  • Location: Palma de Mallorca
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: sand
  • Requirements: Advanced Open Water, Wreck Specialty

8. Punta Cautius – although this diving spot is outside of El Toro Marine reserve there are still a lot of marine life that can be seen here including Eagle Rays.

  • Maximum depth: 35 meters
  • Location: Palma Bay
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

9.Island Sa Porrassa – great beginners dive site where barracudas, octopi and – if you are lucky – even dolphins can be seen. So keep your eyes open!

  • Maximum depth: 15 meters
  • Location: Porrassa Island
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Open Water

dolphins

10. Punta de s’Estaca – this dive site is ultimately 2 caves that are ideal for novice divers, as with many dive sites you will start at about 10 meters and will stay at about 15 meters or so… Fishing is allowed in the area, thus you won’t see any big fish at this dive site.

  • Maximum depth: 15 meters
  • Location: Not far from Magaluf and El Toro.
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock and rock wall
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

11.Pecio Congrios – El Precio de los Congorios is a beautiful wreck located at 33-meters depth not far from the island of Sa Dragonera. This dive is only suitable for experience divers. You will drop down to 33 meters and find a demolished wreck that became a home to a large population of moray and conger eels. Some specimens reach up to 3 meters and can be aggressive when disturbed.

  • Maximum depth: 35 meters
  • Location: Sa Dragonera and Sant Elm.
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: sand
  • Requirements: Advanced Open Water, Deep, Wreck Specialty


12. La Mola – with a dive starting at the anchoring area, there are various dive opportunities that can be explored starting at 10-meters depth. The marine life consists of: barracudas, groupers, sea bream, moray eels and octopi. With a little bit of luck you might encounter dolphins passing by the dive boat. Lastly, if you decide to dive here, look for a motorcycle hidden on the outskirt of the dive site.

  • Maximum depth: 30 meters
  • Location: Cap de Llamp
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: sand
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

13. Andritxol – following the rocky wall you will quickly reach the depth of 35 meters. There are a lot of cracks and holes in the rock that provide great shelter for moray eels, octopi and lobsters. This is the best location on the island if you want to see lobsters. The usual groupers, sea breams and barracudas are also present at the dive site.

  • Maximum depth: 35 meters
  • Location: Cap de Llamp
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock and rock wall
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

14.Cala Montjo – depending on your level of skill there are different dives you can do at this spot. But the most amazing part of the dive is the 25-meter long tunnel located at the dive start point 5 meters deep. The species you will see at the dive include: barracudas, meagres, scorpion fish, salps, castanets, octopus, sea hares, golden, shrimps, and bryozoans.

  • Maximum depth: 18 meters
  • Location: Cala Mantjo
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock and rock wall
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

15.Cala Fornells – a very nice dive spot for beginners as well as for divers who want to do a night dive. The marine life you will see includes: barracudas, scorpion fish , nudibranchs and amberjacks.

  • Maximum depth: 18 meters
  • Location: Cala Mantjo
  • Type of dive: shore dive
  • Seabed: sand
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

16. Morro d’en Feliu – great for both beginners and advance divers this dive starts with a sandy bottom and moves to rock formations as you go deeper. In the spring time the site is full of sea cicadas.

  • Maximum depth: 30 meters
  • Location: Portals Vells
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: sand and rock
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

17. Isla Bledas (Cabrera) – the dive starts at the depth of 12 meters and can reach up to 40 meters. There is plenty of amazing marine life to see on this small island next to Cabrera: massive groupers and barracudas, moray eels, some Mallorca lobsters. If you are lucky you can even spot some smaller Rays.

  • Maximum depth: 40 meters in the outside waters
  • Location: Cabarera National Park
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock and rock wall
  • Requirements: Open Water

18. Llebeig (Cabrera) – this dive site is also known as “grouper paradise” and is located next to Cabrera port. The dive starts with a little cove that is 30 meters deep (you are not required to go to the bottom). This location is sought-after for its amazing visibility that can reach 40 meters at times. In Llebeig Cabrera there are plenty of big fish including barracudas, amberjacks and some dentex. If you are lucky you can see tuna and ocean sunfish.

To make it even better:

There is a large grouper called Bernardo that lives at this dive site. He is used to divers and he doesn’t mind a selfie taken with him.

  • Maximum depth: 30 meters
  • Location: Cabarera National Park
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock and rock wall
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advance Open Water


19. Tramontana (Dragonera) – the Tramontana dive is a deep dive with great visibility. It starts at 25 meters and can go as deep as 40 meters. The dive site is popular for bigger species of fish including groupers and barracudas, as well as Mallorcan lobsters. Occasionally you will be able to see tuna banks passing by.

  • Maximum depth: 40 meters
  • Location: Sa Dragonera National Park
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock and rock wall
  • Requirements: Advance Open Water, Deep Specialty

20. Cueva de La Ventana (Dragonera) – this dive site will surprise even the most experienced divers. You will descend 14 meters where a narrow entrance to a cave can be found. After, you will swim through the tunnel that will take you to the dark inside lake in the cave. This is the point where you will inflate your BCD and let it float on the surface, whilst you will climb through the passage that will take you outside. You will find yourself on a 10-meters high opening from which you will be able to see the dive boat and the surrounding area.

  • Maximum depth: 22 meters
  • Location: Sa Dragonera National Park
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock and cave
  • Requirements: Advance Open Water, Cavern Diver

21. Llebeix (Dragoner) – this dive starts with a descent to the anchoring area located at a rock 14-meters deep platform. From this point your dive will depend on your certificate. The area is famous for larger species including barracudas, groupers, amberjacks, sea fans and tuna.

  • Maximum depth: 40 meters
  • Location: Sa Dragonera National Park
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock and rock wall
  • Requirements: Advance Open Water, Deep Specialty

If you are interested in diving in Cabrera or on the south western part of the island, we recommend you contact Pocos Diving located in Cala Santanyi. Their friendly team will also be able to help you with accommodation and diving courses at a very reasonable price.

West of the Island, Cala Bona & Cala Millor

22. Amer Point – this dive sites rock formations and small caves are covered with Posidonia sea grass. You will see all the usual marine life here and a line of sand in between the two bigger rocks.

  • Maximum depth: 22 meters
  • Location: near Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock and sand
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

23. Beard – a big growth of Posidonia sea grass at rock bottom looks like a massive beard, hence the name of the dive site. This dive site has a similar outline to Amer Point, however the site also has a vertical rock wall.

  • Maximum depth: 20 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock and rock wall
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

24. Big Cheese – probably the most spectacular dive site on the East of the island and in the Cala Ratjada Marina Reserve. The dive site is a rock, which actually rises above the sea level. The whole island is 60 meters wide. The southern part of this rock island is 15 meters deep, whilst the northern part is 30 meters deep.

But you still haven’t heard the greatest part.

The whole rock is perforated with holes and tunnels that interconnect. Thus you can feel like a mouse in a massive head of cheese. The game of light in the caves is fascinating. These tunnels are also home to nudibranches, barracudas, groupers, morays and many other marine species of the Mediterranean.

  • Maximum depth: 30 meters
  • Location: Cala Ratjada
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock and rock wall
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Cavern Diver

Barracudas Mallorca

25. Cala Morlanda – a rock wall formation being a part of a cliff above the sea level. This dive is ideal for Open Water divers in training. The usual marine life is present at the spot.

  • Maximum depth: 14 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat dive or shore
  • Seabed: rock wall
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

26. Cala Morlanda Caves – a very shallow dive with two caves located right at the beach. One of the caves can be accessed from land. This is an ideal spot for a night dive to see different eels.

  • Maximum depth: 8 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat or shore dive
  • Seabed: sand
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Caver Diver


27. Cala Nao– an easy dive with a rocky bottom covered with Posidonia sea grass. There are also some sandy parts at this dive site. High visibility and low difficulty makes this site an ideal location for the Open Water Dive Course.

  • Maximum depth: 10 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat or shore dive
  • Seabed: rock and sand
  • Requirements: Open Water

28. Cala Rajoli– mainly an Open Water diving course dive site.

  • Maximum depth: 5 meters
  • Location: Cala Rajoli
  • Type of dive: shore dive
  • Seabed: rocks and sand
  • Requirements: Open Water

29. Camel Hump – a steep vertical cliff above the sea level is a rock wall and home to the rich marine life. The bottom is covered with Posidonia being a great hiding spot for smaller fish.

  • Maximum depth: 25 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: sand and rock wall
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

30. Cape Vermell– one of the many rock wall dive sites very usual on Mallorca. The highlight of this dive is a small cave right behind a rock formation.

  • Maximum depth: 22 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: sand and rock wall
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advance Open Water

31. Column wreck – this is an old wreck of an Italian merchant ship that sunk in the 13th century. It was carrying marble posts from a quarry somewhere in the Italian peninsula. There is not much left to the ship, however divers can still see the ribs, as well as four iron cannons and the mast.

  • Maximum depth: 14 meters.
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: sand
  • Requirements: Open Water

32. Conger Cave – this dive site is formed out of a steep cliff with rocks and caves. Guess whom you can meet in the caves? Correct, conger eels. This dive site is for true professionals though due to the sandy bottom that can easily be steered up.

  • Maximum depth: 20 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: sand and rocks
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Cavern Diver

33. Devil’s Cave – a fantastic dive site with two caves, one completely submerged, whilst the second one is partially filled with air. You will be able to access the second cave through a narrow tunnel, thus it’s not an easy dive and good buoyancy is a must. You will be able to see eels on this dive.

  • Maximum depth: 15 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Cavern Diver

34. Labyrinth – this dive site is very popular for its system of caves, holes and tunnels, surrounded by Posidonia. The beams of light make the place amazing. Look out for moray eels as there are plenty.

  • Maximum depth: 10m
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat or shore dive
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Open Water, Cavern Diver


35. Manta Point– in this case the name is self-explanatory. The sandy bottom provides a fantastic hiding spot for manta rays that live here.

  • Maximum depth: 13 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Miller
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: sand
  • Requirements: Open Water

36. Moray Eel Bank – a group of rocks with holes and little caverns where moray eels hide and live, there is also a small tunnel that more experienced divers can go into.

  • Maximum depth: 18 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rocks and sand
  • Requirements: Open Water

Morey Eel

37. Mushroom – this dive site is called mushroom as it has a rock island above the sea level next to a rock wall. The rock wall features several caves and a 15 m long tunnel that you can dive through. The usual marine life is observed here including groupers, barracudas and a vast majority of moray eels.

  • Maximum depth: 18 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock and sand
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Cavern Diver

38. Northern Point – a sandy bottom covered with sandy bottom makes it an ideal hiding spot for the marine life. This dive site is located next to a cliff thus groupers, barracudas and other Mediterranean fish can be found at the dive spot.

  • Maximum depth: 24 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: sand
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

39. Paula’s Palace– this dive site features various rock canyons that are crossed by tunnels.

  • Maximum depth: 19 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Open Water

40. Porto Cristo’s Lighthouse – a vertical cliffs and numerous rock formation next to the cliff with rich marine life.

  • Maximum depth: 20 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

41. Red Wall – a very usual Mallorca dive site with Posidonia on the bottom and rock wall to the side of the dive site. All the same marine life as at the other sites can be observed.

  • Maximum depth: 26 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: sand and rock wall
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

42. Skylight Cave– an amazing cave with two chambers that have a tunnel in between. The cave also features two holes inside of it, which provide amusing light inside the cave.

  • Maximum depth: 26 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Caver Diver

43. Spring Cove– a series of smaller caves connected by tunnels.

  • Maximum depth: 20 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Open Water

44. Three caves – three big caves with Posedonia covered bottom.

  • Maximum depth: 18 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: sand and rock
  • Requirements: Open Water


45.Tunnels – a series of tunnels and caves to dive through.

  • Maximum depth: 8 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Open Water

46. View Point – the dive site is filled with marine life including barracuda, groupers, scorpion fish and moray eels. It comprises a series of rocks next to the rock wall formation.

  • Maximum depth: 16 meters
  • Location: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: sand and rock
  • Requirements: Open Water

If you are staying on the west of the island, your best dive centre is Acqua Life. The dive centre has been working for 15 years and makes a great contribution to marine life conservation effort on Mallorca.

North of the Island, Alcudia & Puerto Pollenca

North of the island offers great dive sites for advanced divers, but intermediate and beginners won’t be disappointed either.

Here we go:

47. Alcanda – a more of a snorkeling site than a diving site, however the place is often used for training and refresher courses.

  • Maximum depth: 12 meters
  • Location: Alcudia
  • Type of dive: shore dive
  • Seabed: sand
  • Requirements: Discover Diving, Open Water


48. Neptunes Temple – this dive site is represented by an astonishing set of tunnels. Neptune Temple is not an ordinary dive site it’s only accessible when the sea is calm. Hence, it might be hard for you to find a scheduled dive to the spot.

  • Maximum depth: 20 meters
  • Location: Alcudia
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: sand
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Cavern Diver

49. Secret Squirrel – this is a rather challenging cave dive not known by many divers. The dive itself starts at 6 meters deep and takes you through the tunnel that arrives to the cave partially filled with air. The best part is that the cavern also has a beach inside the cave ideal for photography lovers.

  • Maximum depth: 10 meters
  • Location: Alcudia
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: sand
  • Requirements: Advanced Open Water, Cavern Diver

50. The Point – this dive site is located right next to a big cliff. The dive site is not very popular and again it might be hard to find a dive center that goes there. There is plenty of sea life that live at The Point especially jellyfish and octopi. An interesting bit of this dive lies in its warm waters at approximately 14-meters depth.

  • Maximum depth: 23 meters
  • Location: Alcudia
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: sand
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

Jellyfish Mallorca

51. Pebbledash – is a great dive site located under a large rock formation. The dive site is a rock wall with plenty of marine life and is most suitable for underwater photography if you are looking to take a few snaps of fish. Be cautious as this dive is about 40 meters deep, but the best part is located at 20 meters.

  • Maximum depth: 40 meters
  • Location: Alcudia
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock and rock wall
  • Requirements: Advanced Open Water, Deep Specialty

52. House of the Holy – an intermediate dive with plenty of holes and tunnels with rock formation at the bottom. Remember the mysterious Led Zeppelin cover with golden-haired girls crawling towards…towards something. Well, apparently some people believe that the dive site resembles this cover closely. Personally, I disagree, but you can decide for yourself. You have a fairly good chance of seeing octopi and cuttlefish at this dive site.

  • Maximum depth: 28 meters
  • Location: Alcudia & Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

53. Swiss Cheese – this dive is very closely located to House of the Holy dive site and very often you will do the two together, if you have the Cavern Diver specialty of course. This dive site is considered one of the best diving location on the island and is similar to the Big Cheese on the west of Mallorca. The dive site represent a cliff pierced with holes and tunnels that interconnect pretty much like holes in a head of cheese.

  • Maximum depth: 23 meters
  • Location: Alcudia & Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: boat dive
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Advanced Open Water, Cavern Diver

54. The Bridge – a cute shallow dive site ideal for open water training. The beauty of this dive site is that you will have to walk under the bridge before you descend to 3 meters and actually start your dive.

  • Maximum depth: 9 meters
  • Location: Alcudia & Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: shore dive
  • Seabed: sand
  • Requirements: Discover Diving, Open Water

55. Captain Caveman – this dive site consists of a rock wall with smaller caves and holes in a shallow water. In the middle of the dive site you can see a rock formation which is a home of a big grouper.

  • Maximum depth: 12 meters
  • Location: Alcudia & Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: shore or boat
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advance Open Water

56. Erotica – a very sexy name for a very sexy dive, especially if you are a beginner and would like to experience a close-to-cave dive environment. Erotica is rather a shallow dive with sandy bottom and plenty of sea life. Closer to the end of the dive you’ll have a chance to swim through an old well shaft that is located under water.

  • Maximum depth: 18 meters
  • Location: Alcudia & Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: shore dive
  • Seabed: sandy
  • Requirements: Discover Diving, Open Water


57. Punto de l’Avensada (The Pinnacle) – a very easy dive with plenty of sea life. You will most likely see octopi, cattle fish and a lot of rabbitfish who live in the remains of the fishing net attached to the rock wall at the dive site.

  • Maximum depth: 25 meters
  • Location: Alcudia & Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: shore dive
  • Seabed: rock and rock wall
  • Requirements: Discover Diving, Open Water

58. Luis Candela Cave & Cala Enfeliu – is an easy and shallow dive with a lot of marine life including octopi, starfish and various types of anemones. The dive site also features a small cave that is 2,5 meters in diameter with a spectacular gallery of stalactites. This dive site is suitable for all level certified divers.

  • Maximum depth: 8 meters
  • Location: Alcudia & Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: shore dive
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Open Water

59. Falling Rock’s – a large part of a cliff has fallen into the sea, hence the dive sites name. The rock has left massive indents in the bottom providing great hiding sports for moray eels and different fish.

  • Maximum depth: 20 meters
  • Location: Alcudia & Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: boat
  • Seabed: rock wall and sand
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

60. Tunnels of love – a series of tunnels opened on one side that provide significant amount of light for the marine life to be observed. One of the tunnels has an air pocket to which divers usually surface before they end the dive.

  • Maximum depth: 28 meters
  • Location: Alcudia & Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: boat
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Advanced Open Water

61. BMW Cave & 8 Meter Ledge – a cave dive, an entrance of which remotely resembles a BMW sign (whoever named this dive site must have been a BMW fan). The cave is dark, but very wide, thus you will need a torch to explore the marine life hiding in the dark waters.

  • Maximum depth: 18 meters
  • Location: Alcudia & Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: boat
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Advanced Open Water, Cavern Diver recommended

62. Cave de Jeroni – an amazing dive site with a cavern, an entrance to which is located 18 meters deep. After you enter the cavern you will start ascending until you make a safety stop before coming up to the surface. At the surface you will find yourself in an amazing inner lake of the cavern. Apparently, some very good skilled free divers are able to do this dive with a snorkel.

  • Maximum depth: 30 meters
  • Location: Alcudia & Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: boat
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

63. The A Cave & Hammer Cave – ultimately this dive site features two caverns. A very deep one – Cave “A” only suitable for very experienced divers, as the entrance is located at 30 meters deep. The cavern is called an “A” cave as the entrance resembles a letter “A”. “Cave A” is a challenging dive we wouldn’t recommend to divers with little experience. Much shallower, at 8 meters you can find an entrance to the “Hammer cave”, the second cave on the dive. The second cave is suitable for all level divers and has a lot of marine life and sea weed inside.

  • Maximum depth: 30 meters
  • Location: Alcudia & Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: boat
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Advanced Open Water, Cavern Diver recommended

64. The S Cave – a challenging, but amazing dive for experienced divers. The cave is very narrow and 20 meters deep. Thus, you will need to be extremely careful and control your buoyancy very well not to steer the bottom up.

  • Maximum depth: 23 meters
  • Location: Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: boat
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Advanced Open Water, Cavern Diver

65. Formentor Steps – a dive in a cavern with an interesting approach. You will first descend to 12 meters where you will find and entrance to the cave that will take you 20 meters deep. At the very end of the cave you will find a massive round rock that some divers call a “dragon egg”.

  • Maximum depth: 30 meters
  • Location: Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: boat
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Advanced Open Water, Cavern Diver

66. Cap de Formentor – this dive site is only reachable when the sea is calm. The dive site is basically a very deep canyon with plenty of marine life including tune, groupers, lobster, coral and larger deep water fish. The dive site requires special training and is not suitable for traditional recreational divers.

  • Maximum depth: 65 meters
  • Location: Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: boat
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Advanced Open Water, Cavern Diver, Deep Diver, Technical Dive

67. El Puente de Maria (Bridges) – this dive site is very much valued for its marine life. You will most likely spot tuna, moray eels and barracudas. The series of arches and smaller caves create a fantastic hide away for the bigger marine species. This dive site is however suitable for advanced divers only.

  • Maximum depth: 40 meters
  • Location: Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: boat
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Advanced Open Water, Deep Specialty


68. Es Colomer – one more challenging but amazing dive site on my list. This dive site deep with a strong current represented by a massive rock column. The dive site has plenty of sea life including some rarer species of squid, cuttlefish, octopi, tuna and lobsters.

  • Maximum depth: 50 meters
  • Location: Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: boat
  • Seabed: rock
  • Requirements: Advanced Open Water, Deep Specialty, Cavern Diver, Drift Diver

69. Cala Carbo – this dive site is a great place for Advance Open Water divers in training, if they decide to choose a night dive as one of their specialty dives.

  • Maximum depth: 12 meters
  • Location: Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: shore
  • Seabed: rock and sand
  • Requirements: Open Water

70. Formentor Island – a great dive spot for intermediate divers who wish to swim through arches and see some amazing marine life. The dive site is pretty much a rock wall that forms an uninhabited island. You will encounter barracudas, octopi and moray eels and if you are lucky a big grouper.

  • Maximum depth: 22 meters
  • Location: Puerto Pollensa
  • Type of dive: boat
  • Seabed: rock and rock wall
  • Requirements: Open Water, Advanced Open Water

The north of the island is not only rich with amazing dive sites, but also is very fortunate to have one of the oldest dive centres on the island – Scuba Mallorca. The dive centre organises dives every day, so no matter if you are on the island for a day or few week you’ll be able to go for a dive with Scuba Mallorca.

This is it for my guide to dive sites on Mallorca.

If I forgot a spot, please feel free to drop me a line with a description of a dive site you would like me to add.

Keep learning and as my diver friends from Gili Air in Indonesia say:

Diving is like Sex

If you are in the mood to read a bit more about Mallorca, try this post about the most amazing coastal point of interest in Mallorca that you might be able to see when you go for your diving adventure.

I really hope it will help you find your next diving adventure and;

Do something amazing today!

Elina