Scuba Diving, Caves & Snorkelling: Alcudia, Majorca

From Porto Cristo we headed up the coast to Alcudia for a day of watersports. Alcudia is made up of different areas, some of which have developed to cater for the tourist influx with large resorts strewn around. However, Alcudia old town still maintains some charm with an attractive boardwalk on the seafront looking out onto the marina.

Bonaire was our destination for the day and home to Mallorca Diving, the dive centre taking care of us for the day. First we got suited up, had a briefing on the scuba equipment we would be using and wandered down to the seafront to ease our way in. After getting used to breathing normally underwater we spent around 40 minutes exploring the sea floor and practising our scuba skills. Having first scuba dived in Hondurasthe sea sights weren’t quite as impressive, though we did get to play with the resident octopus and see plenty of fish swimming around.

The plan for the afternoon was to go and see some caves similar to Drach, though ones which hadn’t been adapted for tourists and remained pitch black. The only way in was via the sea, so we hopped on a speedboat and had to scramble our way from the sea up some stone steps to the cave entrance. The caves are pitch black so you need torches to go in an explore. They were really impressive and certainly the choice for the adventure travellers out there who don’t mind getting some slightly bumped elbows and knees. Once you come out the caves there are 2 ways back to the boat; down the slippy stairs you arrive up or off the cliff….

From the cave we threw on our snorkels and explored the caves surroundings. Alcudia shares the amazing blue seas of the other beach resorts in Majorca and it’s a great place to explore the undersea world, particularly around the coves and caves which house loads of marine life if you snoop around enough. The guys at Mallorca Diving really looked after us all day and come highly recommended. With 9 staff and 9 nationalities they can cater for any traveller, no matter how far you’ve come across the world.

We finished the day wandering around the markets on Alcudia boardwalk, well worth a look on a leisurely evening when the sun’s going down and you fancy a bargain. If you find the right areas and avoid the big resorts Alcudia is a really pleasant spot and is certainly a great place to get your snorkel on, dive in and fill up on watersports.

Big thanks to David, Olaf and everyone at Mallorca Diving for a great day

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