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

August, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Graham McGregor, N/A, UK
Sr. Contributor   (24 reports)
Report Number 4973
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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