Illes Formigues

A once-in-a-lifetime dive. This dive site sits in a small reserve formed by a group of islets in front of the Cap de Planes, between Palamós and Calella de Palafrugell.

It is easy to see moray eels, octopus, cuttlefish, sea hares, conger eels, and many varieties of rockfish and gorgonians here.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 11 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Drift Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Boat Diving

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Stress & Rescue

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Enriched Air Nitrox Level 2 (40%)

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Night Diving and Limited Visibility

Diving does not end when the sun goes down! Become a night diver and meet the incredible marine life that only comes out at night. Join the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty program.

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Navigation

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Search & Recovery

Make lost items a thing of the past with the SSI Search & Recovery specialty program. You will learn all you need to plan and conduct search and recovery dives, so you can find lost items with ease.

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Waves, Tides & Currents

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Deep Diving

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Wreck Diving

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Scooter / DPV

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Perfect Buoyancy

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Marine Ecology

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Extended Range Wreck Diving

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Technical Wreck Diving

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Basic Freediving

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Dive sites nearby

Gorgònies de LLevant

This dive site located east of the Formigues Islands is a deep and technical dive where you will find a diversity of abundant flora and fauna, the colors make for a beautiful dive.

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Located practically in front of, and less than two miles from, the port of Llafranc, you will find three fantastic underwater mountains called Els Ullastres.

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A 25-minute boat ride down the coast, in front of Calella, there are three underwater mountains called Los Ullastres. From beginner to advanced, there is a lot to see for every diver. Beautiful steep walls with gorgonians and lots of fish are just one example. A torch is recommended.

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Located practically in front of, and less than two miles from, the port of Llafranc, you will find three fantastic underwater mountains called Els Ullastres.

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El Pinell

At a depth of between 1 and 8 meters, we have the perfect area for confined water sessions, with a pool like enviorment. with a mixed bottom where we will find some sandy areas, some rocks and even a posidonia field.

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El Pinell

At a depth of between 1 and 8 meters, we have the perfect area for confined water sessions, with a pool like enviorment. with a mixed bottom where we will find some sandy areas, some rocks and even a posidonia field.

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In about 20 minutes boat ride we reach el Tabal, the lighthouse perched high on the cliff. Because of the depth profile only suitable for advanced divers, we meet the reef in about 22 meters on a plateau, which slopes gently towards the south and has an impressive steep wall in the north.

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This is a boat or shore accessible dive that is 2-18 meters deep. As easy dive, this site is great for new divers and more experienced divers alike. It is located very close to Puerto Marina in Palamós. You will find a cozy cove with a very special charm due to the type of houses there.

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This is a great dive site for beginning divers and open water classes due to its shallow depth and great marine life. The site is located next to the port of Port Marina in Palamós.

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La Caleta

Infantry dive located next to Port Marina in Palamós. It is perfect as a first dive to explore the underwater world and for those who are at an early stage of diving. For the more advanced, we can find fantastic places like the Bethlehem, the Wind Rose, or the anchors.

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