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

July, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Graham McGregor, Kilmacolm, GB
Sr. Contributor   (24 reports)
Report Number 5704
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Galapagos, Red Sea, Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, Philipines, Spain,
Curacao, Cozumel, Cayman, Nevis, USVI, Bahamas, Bermuda, Florida, Turks, St
Lucia, Dubai, Oman
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
21   to 24    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
10   to 20    Meters  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Generally, dives capped at around 50 mins but you could dive your own
profile  
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
  3 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
No real space or separate facilities for UWP, although crew very helpful
with equipment in 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  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Scuba Mallorca has been running now for 10 years by Mick (English) and
Jessie (US). They have their own boat and skipper, Sebastian is great. I've
been diving with them on and off over the years for several years. This
year they certified my son as PADI OW and did a great job. Good shop with
decent selection of kit. Jessie and the team are a very friendly, helpful,
bunch.

The dive sites are round the Bay of Pollenca, with most dives being wall
dives. It's the Mediterranean, so don't expect a load of fish. There are
some small shoals, Barracuda etc. Some nice crabs, morays and nudibranchs
but this is not like the Caribbean or the Indo-Pacific.

The water in July is 21 - 24 Celsius, so it's really 5mm fullsuit (and
probably hood) territory. I wore a 5mm shortie and a hood, which looked
abit odd but worked for me! There are some chilly thermoclines on most
dives.

Dives were generally a combination of wall dives and some caverns. There a
couple of nice caves where you enter underwater, surface in the cave, have
a look about and then descend again and exit.

The divemasters were good, keen and enthusiastic. It is pretty much a
European dive crowd, many from the UK.If you are in Mallorca and fancy some
diving, this shop is worth a visit.
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