Nature Reserve – Reserva Marina
Once you leave our bay in Font De Sa Cala you will enter the nature reserve “Reserva de Levante”. This area of approximately 5900 ha offers a lot of marine diversity in their different living environments.
Cala Gat is one of our diving spots for bad weather conditions, because it is sheltered. Once we can not take the boat, we use the car to get to this pituresque bay and then go in from the shore. You can see a lot here, sometimes even a cat shark.
Close to the port of Cala Ratjada you will see a huge rock rising from the sea, which is called “Cheese”, because it has a lot of holes just like Swiss Cheese. Without a doubt this is one of the top spots in the Mediterranean Sea. Because of slight currents you will often find hunting Barracudas or Sardine shoals. Octopuses, morays and nudibranches are regular visitors as well and all of this within a depth of 12 to 27 m. This location is a must for every diver!
The Northplateau is connected to the Cheese and you can reach a depth of 28 m there. It is just as rich in fish as the Cheese itself but does not have the typical holes and passage ways. You will often see Octopuses, Barracudas and morays, so better have your camera ready.
Right below the lighthouse Faro lies the corresponding dive spot. It reaches down to 28 m and offers a lot of hideouts for morays, which therefore you will find a lot here. We moor the boat on a buoy and usually dive right shoulder along the coastline.
Punta de L’Olla
This spot offers depths of 5 to 25 m. Occasionally you will find rays here, more often shoals of damsel fish and bream.
L’Olla means “pot” and this is a very accurate name for this diving spot. It is a bay which you can only reach by boat. Because of its sheltered location it is a great spot for divers and snorkelers. Inside the “pot” you have a maximum depth of 8 m, outside 32 m. Therefore it is one of our favourite spots for deep dives.
Ca L’Olla is a rather shallow dive spot with a maximum of 15 m, but it still has a lot to offer. Besides the omnipresent ocotpuses and morays we have also spotted a Mediterranean slipper lobster.
You can reach the “Little Cheese” not only by boat but also from land, which makes it one of our “bad weather” spots. But do not think this will make it a boring dive site. Just like its bigger namesake it offers passages and holes that want to be explored by you. A maximum of 16 m makes it suitable for beginners.
Sa Mula, the spanish word for “mule”, appears like an underwater mountain which is placed right in the middle of Cala Agulla. It is one of our spots which is not directly by the coast but more offshore.
You can dive around the mountain or visit the cavern which is located more deep down. The highlight of this dive spot is a statue on 30 m. Maximum depth of this site is 25 m.
Punta Na Foguera
There are 3 bigger boulders in Punta Na Foguera which you can circle. Also a canyon and a smaller cavern are part of this dive site, where in September you can often find sardine shoals. Maximum depth are 26 m.
This 16 m deep dive site is well sheltered when there is waves coming from northern direction. You will find a small horseshoe-shaped passageway and plenty of fish, as everywhere in the nature reserve.
The “Cathedral” is one of the dive sites our guests mostly ask for, besides the “Cheese”. It is a cave system with a huge entrance and cavern, which makes it possible to go diving in it even without the special cave diving certification, but certainly not without competent guidance and good buoyancy skills. The entrance reaches down to about 15 m and allows you a marvellous view into the deep blue when you are looking out from the inside of the cavern. Two passageways branch off here, which -for the most part – you can explore diving next to each other. Through one of these passages you will reach an underground chamber where – after crossing a few thermoclines – you will be able to emerge. Other passageways offer the possibility to take a circuit.
Outside, on the way back, you will be able to explore another cavern (“Lion’s Head”) and a scarp slope.
Cueva del Raya
“Cueva del Raya” (Ray Cave) lives up to it’s name. Outside of a large cave you will find a lot of rays, sometimes even a thornback.
The front area of this cave you can dive in even without a special license. For those of you who want to go in deeper: You have to have the cave certification and the necessary experience.