Diving Formentera

On this page we tell you where to go diving in Formentera, the best diving spots and diving activities that you can book online.
Marian platform, diving spot in Formentera
Content: Diving Formentera

Diving in Formentera is a very popular activity, thanks to the crystal-clear waters around Formentera and its rich diversity of flora and fauna and marine life.

Diving at the Mariana Platform, Formentera
Diving at the Mariana Platform, Formentera

The island offers a unique experience for diving enthusiasts, with numerous outstanding diving spots.

There are various companies that provide diving services for all levels, from beginner baptisms to advanced courses.

Furthermore, thanks to the vast meadows of Posidonia Oceanica, the water visibility in Formentera is among the best in the Mediterranean, guaranteeing memorable dives on par with the best paradises and most famous diving spots in the Mediterranean.

The magic of diving in Formentera: why is it an ideal environment?

Diving in Formentera offers a unique experience thanks to its crystal-clear waters and the richness of its marine life. The island is a true underwater paradise.

Crystal-clear waters and abundant marine life

Formentera is characterized by having some of the clearest waters in the Mediterranean. This clarity allows divers to enjoy exceptional visibility, sometimes reaching up to 50 meters away.

In these waters, divers can discover an amazing marine diversity. From starfish and groupers to schools of colorful fish, the underwater biodiversity is fascinating and varied.

An ideal environment for scuba diving

The island of Formentera offers an ideal environment for diving, with various dive sites that cater to both beginners and experienced divers. The combination of varied seabeds, rocky formations, and Posidonia meadows creates an ecosystem rich in life and beauty.

This environment, along with pleasant water temperatures for much of the year, makes Formentera a privileged destination for diving.

Posidonia de Formentera

Posidonia meadows

These underwater meadows are essential for marine life in the area and contribute to water clarity thanks to their ability to filter sediment.

Submarinismo El Arco, Formentera

Rock formations

The underwater caves and arches offer a refuge for numerous species, creating an underwater landscape full of surprises and corners to discover and explore.

Submarinismo El Arco, Formentera

Lots of marine life

The richness of species makes each dive unique, with the possibility of seeing everything from small crustaceans to large fish such as groupers and barracudas.

Main diving spots in Formentera

Formentera is renowned for its impressive dive sites that offer unique experiences for divers.

Below are the best places to explore its seabed:

Dive site at Punta Rasa (Cala Saona)
Diving & Snorkeling Spot in Formentera
Diving spot in Espardell, Formentera

Best times for diving in Formentera

Formentera offers good diving conditions for most of the year, but there are ideal times to enjoy the best visibility and water temperatures.

  • Spring: Temperatures are pleasant, the water temperature is slightly cooler coming from the winter months, and marine life becomes more active. Posidonia meadows are greener and offer more color during this time.
  • Summer: Good visibility if it’s early summer, and warmer water temperature. From July onwards, there’s less visibility and, being high season, there may be more divers and higher prices.
  • Autumn: Good weather conditions, with water temperatures decreasing and fewer tourists, allowing for a quieter experience. Posidonia meadows begin to lose their leaves and won’t offer the intense green color of spring and early summer.

If you want to know the weather in Formentera throughout the year, check out our website:

Activities and private diving excursions

For those seeking a unique and personalized experience, Formentera offers exclusive options that allow you to enjoy diving differently.

Diving companies and schools in Formentera

There are several diving companies in Formentera that offer the option of private dives, designed to provide a more intimate and personalized experience. This service includes the possibility of having an exclusive boat, a captain, and an assistant dedicated solely to the diving group. The two main diving companies in Formentera are Formentera Divers and Vellmarí.

Diving baptism to book online

A diving baptism is ideal for those who want to start in the world of scuba diving. This activity takes place in calm and shallow waters, under the supervision of qualified instructors.

During the baptism, participants learn the basic techniques and enjoy the wonderful marine life of the island.

Plan your diving trip in Formentera!

Planning a trip to Formentera requires considering various key aspects such as connections, transportation, and the attractions the island offers. Below are some important details to consider.

On our website, you have all the information on how to plan your diving trip to Formentera:

How to get to Formentera

Traffic sign with the different towns of Formentera
How to get to Formentera?

Since Formentera does not have an airport, the only way to get there is by boat from Ibiza. Ferries depart regularly from the port of Ibiza and take approximately 30-40 minutes to arrive. It is advisable to buy tickets in advance, especially during high season.

Beaches and complementary activities

Ses Xalanes Beach, Illetas, Formentera
Ses Xalanes Beach, Illetas, Formentera

Formentera is famous for its white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. Among the most outstanding are Ses Illetes Beach, Migjorn Beach, and Cala Saona. These beaches are not only ideal for diving but also allow you to enjoy other water activities such as snorkeling, paddle surfing, and kayaking.

Local culture and heritage

Gates of the Formentera salt flats
Gates of the Formentera salt flats

Formentera is not only a natural paradise but also offers a rich cultural and heritage offer. You can visit places like the Cap de Barbaria Lighthouse, La Mola Lighthouse, and the village of Sant Francesc, where you can appreciate traditional architecture and enjoy local cuisine in its restaurants and bars.

Hotels in Formentera

Porch of the Teranka Formentera hotel bar, where you can see several chairs and curtains as decoration.

On our website, we have a curated selection of the best hotels in Formentera that can be filtered by type. Check out the complete list in the button below.

Car rental

Girl in jeans and sunglasses sitting in the driver's seat in a convertible rental car

If you want to move around the island comfortably, and there are 3 or more people, perhaps a car is the best idea. In the button below, we have information on car rentals.

Ibiza-Formentera Ferry

Deck of an Ibiza - Formentera ferry

Formentera does not have an airport, so the only way to get there is by ferry from Ibiza. On our page about the Ibiza-Formentera ferry, we have information and discounts.

Other activities to do in Formentera besides diving

There’s much more to do in Formentera than diving. Below is the complete list of activities to do in Formentera: