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Diving in Ibiza

lifestyle & tra…luxury

21 August 2013

Ibiza has a reputation for being a party island, but a holiday here offers so much more than just a succession of late nights in some of the world's most famous nightclubs.

The scenery is incredibly beautiful and lends itself to outdoor activities, as does the wonderful climate which stays mild for much of the year. 

One particular activity which is not often associated with Ibiza but which is in fact hugely popular amongst locals and visitors alike is scuba diving. With warm, clear water and more than 200 kilometres of breath-taking coastline, Ibiza is a great place to come for both experienced and novice divers.

There are a number of excellent dive centres and schools dotted around the island, with many being within a short drive from our portfolio of luxury villas for rent in Ibiza.

Meanwhile, the choice of dive sites is equally as impressive. Take the Marine Nature Reserve of Cala d'Hort, off the south-west coast of the island, for example. Here you will find more than 15 islands the waters off which are teeming with an abundance of marine life such as sea horses, sting rays, octopus and groupers.

For experienced divers staying in our selection of luxury Ibiza villas near Cala d'Hort also has several underwater caves which make for great diving, as well as a number of seaside cliffs riddled with undiscovered caverns.

Meanwhile, off the coast at Playa d'en Bossa and closer to our property to rent in Ibiza Town is the famous Don Pedro wreck, which consistently ranks in the Top 100 dives in the world.

The Don Pedro accidentally sank in 2007 as is the biggest ship wreck in the Mediterranean that is within recreational dive limits. The 140 metre wreck lies 43 metres below sea level, with a starting depth of 25 metres.

There are also some great unidentified wrecks in Santa Eulalia Bay, further up the coast, which lie at around 40 metres.

For more information about local dive centres or indeed any of the luxury houses for rent in Ibiza near any of the dive sites we have mentioned above, please do not hesitate to get in touch.