Formentera is known for its heavenly beaches of fine white sand, but there is another paradise hidden under those waters, just waiting to be discovered.
Thanks to the Posidonia Oceánica meadows, the characteristically tranquil and clear island waters make Formentera a perfect location for fans of diving and underwater photography, as it offers magnificent vision at considerable distance and depth.
SCUBA DIVING BAPTISM
The island provides the perfect environment and conditions for starting out in the world of diving, giving beginners the chance to carry out their first dive directly in the sea, surrounded by stunning environments such as the Es Freus Marine Reserve. For more experienced divers that wish to find out more about the world of diving, courses at the Formentera diving schools range from basic to more specialised.
PADI Open Water Diver · Scuba Diver · Advanced Open Water Diver · Rescue Diver · Dive Master · Photography course · Specialist courses: subaquatic naturalist, deep-sea diving, nitrox, EFR... Also PADI Bubblemaker: a great way of introducing children of 8 and up to diving at 2 metres of depth, always closely supervised by a PADI instructor.
This mode lets you reach and explore the most hidden spots on the island, with only a mask, a snorkel tube and fins. Formentera is well known for its white-sand seabed, but it also has spectacular rocky areas that are home to a whole wealth of flora and fauna.
The following three diving companies on the island organise courses, snorkelling trips and dives:
RECOMMENDED DIVE POINTS: Plataforma Mariana, Punta Prima, Punta de Sa Gavina, Es Racó alt, Es Banc, Rocabella, El Arco.
Find all the best-known diving points with their individual and detailed file in our diving catalogue.