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Dive Review of Scuba Mallorca/Puerto Pollenca in
Spain/Mallorca

 
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Scuba Mallorca/Puerto Pollenca, Aug, 2009,

by Graham McGregor, N/A, UK (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 28 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 4973.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Maldives, Galapagos, Caribbean, Hawaii, Spain
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, surge, no currents
Water Temp 20 to 25 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 30m max depth. 45 minutes dive duration (although they were a bit flexible)
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There are no facilities for UWP on the day boat. Crew will help with gear getting into and out of the water

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Scuba Mallorca are one of two dive operators in Puerto Pollenca in Northern Mallorca. I have used them several times over the past few years and like them. The operation is a PADI (and BSAC) centre about 150 yards from the pier. They have a hard boat (Miss Connie) and had just taken delivery og a new boat when I left towards the end of July 2009. The operation is seasonal (April to October) and is run by Mick (English) and Jessie (American). It's a friendly set up which attracts mainly UK and European divers on vacation in Mallorca.

Two-tank morning dives (with afternoon trips scheduled on occasion but mainly used for training and try-dives). Virtually all diving is in the Bay of Pollenca and most sites are volcanic rock walls. There are a fair number of caverns, swim-throughs and caves which are accessible to most divers.

Fish life is quite sparse, although we did see schooling barracuda on this trip. There are morays, octopus and crabs on most dives along with smaller fish. The rock formations and caves are interesting.

The dive operation is safe, friendly and I feel comfortable diving with them.

Water temperature in July was around 25 to 26C near the surface but, be warned, there are thermoclines at 8 to 12m, below which the temperature drops really markedly to 20C or below. I wore a 5mm shortie but put a hood on for the thermoclines. Most divers were in 5mm full suits.

Puerto Pollenca/ Pollenca is a lovely area of Mallorca with good beaches and good restaurants and accommodations.
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