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

 
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Scuba Mallorca, Jul, 2010,

by Graham McGregor, Kilmacolm, GB (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 29 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 5704.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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