You have to fill out a medical questionnaire to dive in Menorca.
You can find it HERE or on site.
If you answer the questions contained therein with "YES", a medical certificate is mandatory. This must not be older than 2 years.
If necessary, we will help you on site.
In addition, diving insurance, which also includes treatment in the pressure chamber, is mandatory. This is already included in diving courses.
Here, too, we are happy to help you on site.
Discover Scuba Diving (PADI)
You always wanted to try diving? See what it's like to move underwater weightlessly? Then you are right with us!
Within 2 hours we bring you closer to this fascinating sport. All you have to bring is good mood and bathing suit. Previous knowledge is not required.
Minimum age: 10 years
After a little theory, we equip you with the complete diving equipment. Then it's already in the water. We show you with a lot of fun and commitment what is possible under the water. In the sheltered bay of the Santandria we do some simple exercises and then start your first dive.
Course of a beginner course (OWD)
A beginner course (PADI Open Water Diver) lasts between 3-5 days. This depends on your time, whether you already have previous experience and how well the exercises work.
Ultimately, everything should run without stress and have fun!
The minimum age for participation in the OWD is 10 years.
In Menorca, a recent diving health examination is mandatory. The medical certificate must not be older than 2 years. The suitability test can be carried out by your family doctor. If necessary, we are of course also directly on site help us.
Our group size is maximum 4 people per instructor to ensure a stress-free and successful diving course.
Day 1: Meeting at 09:30am at the dive center
First, the necessary paperwork is to be done. Once we have that behind us, theory is first on the timetable. But then follows the first water contact. We start with you from land in the sheltered bay of Cala Santandria, so that you can get used to the underwater world step by step.
Day 2: Meeting at 09:30am at the dive center
Even today there is a lot of theory, but also the next dive. Of course, this takes place again in our sheltered bay.
Day 3: Meeting at 08:45am at the dive center
Now it gets serious: It goes for you for the first time with full equipment on the boat! We drive with you to a flat and well manageable dive site. Here you will put into practice all the skills learned in the bay.
Day 4: Meeting at 08:45am at the dive center
Again we take the boat to a nearby bay, where more OWD exercises are on the program. However, the difference to Day 3 is that at the end of the day you will be certified divers, PADI Open Water Diver! :)
The dive sites
The approximately 30 dive sites are distributed around the island, so that can be dived in almost any weather conditions. Here are a few highlights:
Pont de´n Gil
Probably the most attractive underwater cave in the Balearic Islands! The entrance to the cave is about 10 meters below sea level and is therefore only accessible to divers. Inside, it can easily emerge to admire the countless meter-high stalactites and stalagmites. On the way there one passes an archway where snail fans get their money's worth.
The Punta Quintana consists of several tunnels, porticos, canyons and small caves. It is almost impossible to find everything in just one dive and to be visually appealing. She is always worth a dive where we also find the usual suspects like scorpionfish, conger eels and scissor shrimps.
Here, the name speaks for itself. Almost always there are huge swarms of Barakudas to marvel at. Hundreds of animals roam from the 6-meter-deep reef to the approximately 30-meter deep steep slope.
Cap de Banos
In about 4 meters depth, there is an entrance to a cave which extends after a few meters in an imposing canyon. These include shrimp, bear and hermit crabs and red mullet kings. The area around the anchorage is characterized by a rugged underwater landscape which extends between 10 - 26 meters.
The wreck of the Malakoff lies at a depth of about 30 meters. The bow and stern are at a depth of approx. 40 meters. In order to recover the cargo of the 7000 ton ship, the wreck was blown up. Therefore, only fuselage and planks are preserved.
But here, huge schools of fish such as barracuda, anthias and monkfish have found their new home.
The "Dugui Sort" (Catalan for "happy return") is a boat of the type "Llaut". This traditional boat type was formerly built mainly as a fishing boat, but now more and more produced as a leisure boat. Since 2003, the Dugui Sort for the diving school Poseidon in operation. Regularly maintained, the massive oak with GRP coating defies wind and weather. Its length is about 10 meters. Its width is about 4 meters with a draft of about 1 meter and is powered by a powerful Volvo Penta marine diesel.
The "Flastomia" is a boat of the type "Glastron". It is about 6 meters long fiberglass boat with a 50 hp outboard engine. We mainly use the Flastomia for the separate training of our dive beginners or to bring you to dive sites near the bay.