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Diving in Formentera

The coast of the island of Formentera has one of the most transparent and full of life waters in the Mediterranean. Its reach and colorful seafloor, and its calmed waters, make it a perfect destination for both beginners and expert divers. Owning a prominent position in the list of Man and Biosphere assets of UNESCO is a guarantee of the quality of its marine reserve Dels Freus.

The visibility of the water is a very important factor for those who want to go diving. In the coast of Formentera it is possible to descend to 50 meters in optimal conditions of light.

Aguas de Formentera por Miguel Tavares Cardoso @Flickr

Aguas de Formentera por Miguel Tavares Cardoso @Flickr

The seascapes in Formentera Island are varied, letting aside a reach and interesting marine life, it also counts with a vast field of Posidonia. Posidonia (commonly known as Neptune Grass or Mediterranean tapeweed) is one of the best preserved specimen in the Mare Nostrum, and it is also responsible for coastal waters purity. Yes, that turquoise tone enjoyed by swimmers and that we so much enjoy in the pictures, is due to the cleaning function of this seaweed.

And if we think that it’s summer and the water is chilly, the answer is 30 degrees. During winter, the water temperature remains steady between 20 and 15 degrees, which allows for most adventurous divers to frequent the costs of Formentera all year long.

To reach Formentera you can take an Auabus Ferry Boat. Possible points of departure are the Port of Ibiza, Los Molinos, Figueretas and Playa d’en Bossa. The price for a return trip on the same day is 19 Euros.

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