Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Catalunya

Ready to check out the best sites in Catalunya for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 47 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Catalunya to suit your needs.
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Dolphin's cave

#1 - Dolphin's cave

Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit

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A the southern entry of the cavern, there is a small, bronze statue of a dolphin. There are several tunnels in the area, the main one starts at the Dolphin. There is another on on the E side (deeper and darker) and a small one to the W. E part of Meda Petita. Dolphin's cave is also known as El Dofí, Tunels del Dofi.
Pedra de Deu

#2 - Pedra de Deu

Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit

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Big rocks with lot of groupers. Great wall between 20m and 40m (sandy floor) with large gorgonians and lobsters. There is a little cave at 45m. NNE of Meda Gran, NE of Punta de Coetera Pedra de Deu is also known as Piedra del Deu.
Ferranelles

#3 - Ferranelles

Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit

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This is a tipical Mediteranean dive, with both sandy and sea grass floor. It a good site to see Eagle-rays, but also groupers, flat fishs, etc. This small rock is located between Meda Petita and Tascons rocks, S of Medes Islands.
Carall Bernat

#4 - Carall Bernat

Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit

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One of the best dive, cos of the huge groupers that live here. If you don't breath too much, you can try to turn around the Carall Bernat rock, and go to 35-40m and see some pelagic fishs and some rays. SE of Meda Petita, after Tascons rocks. Carall Bernat is also known as Islote Mogote Bernat, Cavall Bernat.
Cap Norfeo Sud

#5 - Cap Norfeo Sud

Spain, Costa Brava, Rosas

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This is a great dive site. A very nice drop off, full of red gorgonians; groupers, octopuses, fish shoals... probably one of the best dive site of the area. 5 nautical miles east of Roses harbour. Cap de Norfeo is just after the Punta de la Creu. Cap Norfeo Sud is also known as Cap Norfeu.
El Gat

#6 - El Gat

Spain, Costa Brava, Rosas

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This is a DEEP dive for experienced divers only! The wall of El Gat starts by a white gorgonian field, then a red gorgonian field down to 55 meters deep. You can end your dive around El Gat, or to the Cap Norfeu's pool. Just on the east side of the rock named El Gat, because of its two cat ears. This is the eastern side of the dive site named Cap Norfeu. El Gat is also known as The cat, Le chat, El gato.
Cap Gros

#7 - Cap Gros

Spain, Costa Brava, Port de la Selva

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East of Puerto de la selva, just east from the lighthouse.
El Negre de Fallaguer

#8 - El Negre de Fallaguer

Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit

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Nice dive site for beginners. Plenty of life. Good visibility. North from Estartit, out of the Medes marine reserve El Negre de Fallaguer is also known as Negre de Falaguer.
La Llossa

#9 - La Llossa

Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit

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Boulders, cracks, red corals, octopus... North of Estartit; out of the marine reserve.
Canyones de Fallaguer

#10 - Canyones de Fallaguer

Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit

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This dive site has two shoals rising at 6m from the surface. Small walls with cracks and crevices with lobsters, red corals, morays... North of Estartit (Approx 15 min by boat). The dive site is 100m west of the Negre de Fallaguer. This is a common dive site when the north wind (tramontane) blows. Canyones de Fallaguer is also known as Caniones de Falaguer.
Massa d'ors

#11 - Massa d'ors

Spain, Costa Brava, Cadaques

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Massa d'ors is also known as Cadaques.
Isla de Messina

#12 - Isla de Messina

Spain, Costa Brava, Cadaques

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Large shoal of fish, a large canyon, groupers, Conger, moray eels, Dentex, gorgonians - everything you studied in the Mediterranean. 5 min. by boat
illa mateua

#13 - illa mateua

Spain, Costa Brava, L Escala

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illa mateua is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Spain, Costa Brava, L Escala which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Cova de la Sal

#14 - Cova de la Sal

Spain, Costa Brava, L Escala

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Cova de la Sal is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Spain, Costa Brava, L Escala which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Marmoler

#15 - Marmoler

Spain, Costa Brava, L Escala

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Marmoler is also known as Avverine.
Cala Viuda

#16 - Cala Viuda

Spain, Costa Brava, L Escala

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Cala Viuda is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Spain, Costa Brava, L Escala which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Ullastre I

#17 - Ullastre I

Spain, Costa Brava, Palamos town to Cap de Begur

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Underwater mountain begins at 11 m. deep and lowers down slowly till about 30 meters deep ending in a group rocks in the east. The north side is covered by eunicella cavolinii and lots of nudibranchia. Other species are diplodus cervinus, nudibranchias, scyllarus arctus , galathea strigosa, octopus vulgaris, damselfish and labridaes.
La Llossa Revesa

#18 - La Llossa Revesa

Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit

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La Llossa Revesa is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Port Salvi

#19 - Port Salvi

Spain, Costa Brava, San Feliu de Guixols

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San Feliu de Guixols
Els Arquets

#20 - Els Arquets

Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit

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Els Arquets is also known as Cova dels Arquets.
Reggio Messina Wreck

#21 - Reggio Messina Wreck

Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit

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115m long ferry-boat used to carry trains to Italy. It was towed from Barcelona to L'Estartit in 1991 and sunk. 5 min with a boat
El Montiell

#22 - El Montiell

Spain, Costa Brava, Palamos town to Cap de Begur

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Rock start at 12m and bottom is at 22. El Montiell is also known as Roca Montiell.
Furió d'Aigua Xelida

#23 - Furió d'Aigua Xelida

Spain, Costa Brava, Palamos town to Cap de Begur

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Rock 0-35 m. Furió d'Aigua Xelida is also known as Furió d'Aigua Gelida.
La Vaca

#24 - La Vaca

Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit

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Don't dive directly under the boat buoy, but swim at 3m deep to the cave. There is some large gorgonians at Punta de la Galera, but it's 45m deep ! This cave is across Punta de la Galeta, E part of Meda Gran. La Vaca is also known as Cova de la Vaca, Punta de la Galera, Punta de la Guilla.
Matzel

#25 - Matzel

Spain, Costa Brava, Cadaques

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Matzel is also known as Lackschuhfuu.
La veta blanca

#26 - La veta blanca

Spain, Costa Brava, Colera

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La veta blanca is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Spain, Costa Brava, Colera which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
El Dragonera

#27 - El Dragonera

Spain, Costa Brava, Tarragona

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The SUBAQUATIC Parc project is a response to the alarming state of degradation of flora and fauna of our coasts. In 1990 the group of divers from the Societat d'Exploracions Submarines (SES) initiated the steps for authorizing the establishment of an underwater park in the pier of the port of Tarragona. The project was approved and, finally, was officially opened on 3 June 1995. Good access to area dive club SES has an access ramp and stairs, showers and toilets.
Sa caleta beach

#28 - Sa caleta beach

Spain, Costa Brava, Lloret de Mar

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Ideal for buoyancy training... The beautiful mountains and calles (Underwater streets) make this place one of the nicest of the Costa Brava.
La Piscina

#29 - La Piscina

Spain, Costa Brava, Rosas

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La Piscina is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Spain, Costa Brava, Rosas which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Cala llobeta

#30 - Cala llobeta

Spain, Costa Brava, L Ametlla de Mar

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Cala llobeta is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Spain, Costa Brava, L Ametlla de Mar which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Baix de cols

#31 - Baix de cols

Spain, Costa Brava, L Escala

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Baix de cols is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Spain, Costa Brava, L Escala which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
La Xinxa

#32 - La Xinxa

Spain, Costa Brava, L Escala

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La Xinxa is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Spain, Costa Brava, L Escala which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Port Lligat

#33 - Port Lligat

Spain, Costa Brava, Cadaques

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Rocks and Posidonia hide surprises as an alignment of chalk's sacks petrified, the cargo-wreck of a disappeared boat. In the outer face of the island deep increases. You can find this bay directly by the streets of Cadaqués. There is the home of the painter Salvador Dalí.
Reina

#34 - Reina

Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit

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Reina is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Pere Manel Wreck

#35 - Pere Manel Wreck

Spain, Costa Brava, L Ametlla de Mar

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Pere Manel Wreck is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Spain, Costa Brava, L Ametlla de Mar which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Tamariu House Riff

#36 - Tamariu House Riff

Spain, Costa Brava, Palamos town to Cap de Begur

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Tamariu House Riff is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Spain, Costa Brava, Palamos town to Cap de Begur which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
El Pinell

#37 - El Pinell

Spain, Costa Brava, Palamos town to Cap de Begur

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El Pinell is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Spain, Costa Brava, Palamos town to Cap de Begur which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Saint Prosper Wreck

#38 - Saint Prosper Wreck

Spain, Costa Brava, Rosas

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The Saint Prosper was a cargo built in 1920. She sunk on a floating mine march 8th 1939. It has been discovered in 1967 by the C.R.I.S. (Centro de Récupéraciones e investigagaciones submarinas) divers. Vessel size: 106 m long, 4330 tons. This is a deep dive for experienced divers only! Take care of the nets if you dive the Saint Prosper. In the middle of Roses bay. Saint Prosper Wreck is also known as El gancho.
El fraire

#39 - El fraire

Spain, Costa Brava, Rosas

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El fraire is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Spain, Costa Brava, Rosas which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Oliguera

#40 - Oliguera

Spain, Costa Brava, Cadaques

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Nice canyon and a wall, remains of the SS LLanishen short climb to access the best starting point, possible entry by stairs 50 meters away Oliguera is also known as Oli Canyon.
El Medellot

#41 - El Medellot

Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit

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The dive is all around the small island. There are some tiny lobsters in the walls. Another option is to go ESE (about 75m) to the Roca del Mas Ferrer (40m). North of Meda Gran. El Medellot is also known as Islote el Megallot.
La pedrosa

#42 - La pedrosa

Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit

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Very quite dive site; protected from the swell by the rock. The dive starts from the little creak formed by the rock; depth here is only 8m, on a gravel seabed with a lot of marine species (octopus, sepias...). The dive is around and inside the rock! You can dive around the rock where a wall running down to 40m deep is waiting for you with gorgonians. Water is very clear. You can cross the rock underwatr, the large crack is really great; just like if you can fly! Watch your dive time/depth, you can easily forget your parameters and have deco. On the northern coast from L'Estartit harbour. La pedrosa is around a small rock close to the shore; you can't miss it!
Pota del Llop

#43 - Pota del Llop

Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit

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This is one of the most beautifull wall of Medes Islands. Just a the begining of the dive, between rocks at 21m deep, there are a lot of octopus. Search for them ! At the bottom of the wall, 50 m deep!, there is a large tunnel with conger eels, lobsters and european lobster (homard). An outstanding wall dive !!! NE of Meda Gran, between Punta de Coetera and Punta de la Galeta. Pota del Llop is also known as Punta del Llop, Punta de la Pota del Llop.
Tasco Gros

#44 - Tasco Gros

Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit

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Nice dive a few minutes from l'Estartit. Start on the Northwest side of the pinnacle where you can go down to about 30m. Large groupers, groakes, breams, etc, all quite big since the Médes Islands are a wildlife reserve and fishing ist forbidden. You can dive around the rock in about 30min. Careful, currents can be changing depending on which side of the rock you are.
El Salpatxot

#45 - El Salpatxot

Spain, Costa Brava, Estartit

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Good second day dive. Lot of rocks with all tiny fauna, and some sandy floor around rocks. NNO of Meda Gran El Salpatxot is also known as Salpatxot.
Cap Roig

#46 - Cap Roig

Spain, Costa Brava, Palamos town to Cap de Begur

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Cap Roig is also known as El Castellets.
Islas Formigas

#47 - Islas Formigas

Spain, Costa Brava, Palamos town to Cap de Begur

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It is now in a protected area. Commercial fishing has been banned recently. It was the site of a sea battle in the Middle ages. Popular for sport fishing or just having a short excursion by boat during the summer. It is a dive site of complicated orography with many gullies ending in cul-de-sacs. By boat from the nearest villages of Calella de Palafrugell or Llafranc. About 1 Km away from the coast. Most diving centres in the area take you there. They are a few rocks standing not more than 10 m over sea level with a small light house. Islas Formigas is also known as Formigas isles.