Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Spain

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Spain

Scuba diving information in Spain

Surrounded by the Atlantic ocean, the Bay of Briskey and the Mediterranean Sea, Spain offers a big variety of diving options. The hot/cold water combination attracts a big variety of underwater species, where you will find numerous points of interest including marine reserves in several locations through the Spanish territory. These are worth more attention: the Medas islands in Estartit, Girona, Cadaqués in the Brava Catalã coast, the Columbretes islands, the Hormigas islands (very close to the Palos Cape in Murcia), the Gata Cape (one of the most beautiful natural parks of Spain, in the Balearic Islands), the Menorca Island (also in the Balearic Islands) and the Hierro islands, in the Canary Islands. Each of these has clear waters, excellent visibility and abundance of marine species like groupers, barracudas, morays, dolphins, whales, turtles, amongst many others.

Geography and climate

Situated in Western Europe, Spain occupies most of the Iberian Peninsula, and outside of that is two main archipelagos (Canary Islands in the Atlantic ocean and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea), two cities (Ceuta and Melilla in North Africa), the Isla de Alborán and a set of islands and islets next to the peninsular coasts, like the Columbretes Islands. Spain shares a border with Portugal and the Atlantic ocean to the west; the Mediterranean Sea to the east; the Gibraltar Peninsula, Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic ocean to the south; the Pyrenees, the Bay of Biscay and the Cantabrian Sea. Spain's climate is different through the country. The main type is Mediterranean in most of its territory. However, the Mediterranean southern coasts and the River Guadalquivir Valley have the coastal Mediterranean climate, with mild temperatures and precipitation almost all year long, except in summer. As you go further into the country, the climate becomes more extreme, becoming eventually the continental Mediterranean climate, in most of the peninsula, where temperatures are high in the summer, low in winter and precipitation is irregular (depending on geographical position).

Entry requirements

To enter Spain a visa or a passport may be need, depending on your home country and why you are visiting. Citizens of the European Community don't need a visa to enter Spain. For more informations, please contact your travel agent, Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your town.

Health and safety

No vaccination is required to enter Spain, unless coming from an infected zone. In that case, tourists over one year of age will have to show the International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever. For more informations, please consult your doctor or the Spanish Embassy.

Time zone

Spain has two time zones: UTC +1 and UTC +2 (turning to DST in the summer)


Spain has a modern telecommunications network, like public phones that you can find in the main city centers, cellphones of the Telefonica SA network. You can acquire a prepaid card or use your cellphone through your country's roaming service. You can also access the internet, available in cybercafés, bars, hotels and libraries.

Power and Electricity

In Spain, electricity is of 230 volts by 60 Hz. The plugs and sockets are the EURO type, with two round pins.

Scuba Diving locations in Spain

Which are the best scuba diving locations in Spain? Below, you will find a list of all locations of Spain, organized by regions, in which you can dive and snorkel.

Scuba diving locations and photos from each location in Spain

Which locations in Spain have underwater photos? Below, you will find the list of locations from Spain and for each location a list of underwater photos.

Marine Species and photos of each species in Spain

Which marine species can I observe in Spain? Below, you will find the list of marine species and the photos for each species.

Underwater Photographers and photos from each photographer with photos taken in Spain

Which photographers have taken underwater photos in Spain? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos in Spain.

Scuba Diving centers in Spain

Which scuba diving centers can I dive with in Spain? Below, you can see the list of scuba diving centers in Spain. Click on “more info” to find out more about each scuba diving center.


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Liveaboards in Spain

Which liveaboard can I dive with in Spain? Below, you can see the list of liveaboard in Spain. Click on “more info” to find out more about each liveaboard.

Accommodation in Spain

Which accommodation can I rest after my dive in Spain? Below, you can see the list of accommodation in Spain. Click on “more info” to find out more about each accommodation.