Diving in Spain

From the cool Atlantic waters of the Bay of Biscay in the north, to the warmer Mediterranean Sea to the south, Spain is perfect for year-round diving. It boasts a summer daytime temperature on average around 30C (86F), and in winter around 16C (61F), with water temperatures from May to September, between 19C (66F) and 29C (84F), and during the cooler months from October to April, between 14C and 18C (57F and 64F).

The Kingdom of Spain, as it is officially known, sits on the Iberian Peninsula alongside its neighbor Portugal, and also includes two archipelagos - the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. Along the north coast of Africa also lies the Plazas de soberanía, a cluster of Spanish islets with include the Alhucemas Islands and Chafarinas Islands, and the three Spanish enclaves bordering Morocco named Ceuta, Melilla, and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera. With its crystal clear waters, and variety of different waters and points of interest to explore, Spain offers some of the best diving in Europe.

Travelinformation for Spain

Languages es
Currency EUR
Timezone UTC+01:00
Tipping / Everybody / Tipping is not customary in Spain.
Network Provider Movistar, Orange, Vodafone
Dial Code 34
Electricity 230 V / 50 Hz
Power Plug Type C, F

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Wildlife in Spain
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Freshwater Fishes
Perch
Snakes
Snakes
Turtles
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Whales
Humpback Whale
Pilot Whale
Bryde's Whale
Beaked Whale
Sperm Whale
Blue Whale
Minke Whale
Killer Whale / Orca
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Striped Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Mako Shark
Blue Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Sand Tiger Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Angel Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Reptiles
Alligator
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Ribbon Moray Eel (Ghost Eel)
Conger eel
Crevalle jack
Panther Moray Eel (Dragon Eel)
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Garibaldi fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Wildlife in Spain
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Freshwater Fishes
Perch
Snakes
Snakes
Turtles
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Whales
Humpback Whale
Pilot Whale
Bryde's Whale
Beaked Whale
Sperm Whale
Blue Whale
Minke Whale
Killer Whale / Orca
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Striped Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Mako Shark
Blue Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Sand Tiger Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Angel Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Reptiles
Alligator
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Ribbon Moray Eel (Ghost Eel)
Conger eel
Crevalle jack
Panther Moray Eel (Dragon Eel)
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Garibaldi fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish

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