Does the underwater world fascinate you? How about skipping the more normal experiences like the aquariums and getting inside the water yourself and explore the beautiful covers of Costa Brava? We have created a list for you of the best spots for diving experiences in all of the Costa Brava region!
Here are the top 4 places for diving experiences in Costa Brava:
# 1 Euro-Divers Worldwide in Cala Jóncols
One of our favorite scuba-diving centers is the famous « Euro-Divers Worldwide »; known all over the world, with different locations in Thailand, Croatia, Egypt, Japan, Maldives and also Mauritius – all the best spots for diving experiences! Euro-Divers Worldwide is a specialized, customer-focused and very professional organization dedicated to providing safe, fun and memorable scuba diving experiences. Moreover, they employ multilingual scuba diving instructors for all levels, from beginner to assistant instructor level. The huge range of venues to practice diving includes large underwater cliffs and red coral at a depth of 10 meters, an exclusive landscape in this part of the Mediterranean.
Euro-Divers Worldwide also provides all-inclusive accommodations, in order to guarantee an overall relaxing time for their clients. Also, they even offer other water-related activities, depending on the location! You can find this diving center in the beautiful Cala Jóncols in the city of Santa Eulalia de la Peña; 70 kilometers from Roses, and 180 kilometers from Barcelona.
- Address: Cala Jóncols – 17480 Roses, Girona
- Opening hours: Every day from 08:00 to 18:00
- Phone number: +34 662 84 30 38
- Website: www.euro-divers.com
# 2 Water Sport in Cala Llevadó
The second diving center we recommend for diving experiences in Costa Brava is « Water Sport Cala Llevadó ». This center is in the city of Tossa de Mar and provides a variety of services. For instance guidance by certified divers, boat outings to different areas, courses open to the public from beginners to experts and activities for events, including birthdays, bachelor parties or “baptisms” for beginners. The Baptisms are for individuals over 14 years old, and are designed as a way to introduce people to the sport of diving. Then, on your first time you will participate in a detailed information session about the equipment and basic dive signals.
The company provides all of the necessary equipment; including the wetsuits, the masks, the fins and the weight belts. After the information session you will be asked to try to breathe through the mask without being in water and once you have the hang of it, you can dive into the water and begin your journey to discover the wonderful underwater world. It’s a great idea for those seeking a nice outdoor activity during holidays in the Costa Brava, and it’s a wonderful way to spend quality time with friends or family. Otherwise, the company also offers other activities, such as water-ski, ski-bus, sail, canoe and windsurf.
- Address: Platja Santa María de Llorell / Garbi I Llevant, 17320 Tossa de Mar, Girona
- Opening hours: Every day from 09:00 to 19:00
- Phone number: +34 972 34 18 66
- Website: www.submarinismocostabrava.com
# 3 Diving centre Blanes-SUB in Blanes’ Port
The third scuba diving center that we recommend is « Blanes-SUB »; you can find it in the city of Blanes, 65 kilometers from Barcelona. Besides, this diving center is one of the oldest in the Costa Brava. It is situated in the harbor of Blanes, no more than 150 meters from the Platja de Santa Anna, a unique and wonderful beach perfect to spend an entire day relaxing on.
The company provides everything you will need to practice diving safety (equipment rental, such as wetsuits, masks, fins and weight belt, bottle refill, locker rooms and dressing rooms). Moreover, a diving experience lesson without any equipment will cost you 26€ with an air bottle of 10L. If you do not have equipment you can also rent it at the center for 24€ more. The total price of the activity is then 50€. Blanes-SUB is also great at recommending nice hostels, bars, camp sites and other activities in the city to make you more comfortable during your vacation.
- Address: Carrer Esplanada del Port, 14, 17300 Blanes, Girona
- Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 09:00 to 14:00 & 16:00 to 19:00; Sundays from 09:00 to 14:00
- Phone number: +34 646 96 20 56
- Website: www.blanes-sub.com
# 4 Mateua Dive in L’Illa Mateua
Now, the final scuba diving center that we offer you is « Mateua Dive ». If you want to feel like an explorer with a diving experience in Costa Brava, to the bottom of this cove in L’Escala and admire the famous wreck of the ship Constantine. It is a great place to discover beautiful seascapes like you have rarely seen. Moreover, this area is characterized by its rich flora and also by its landscape which offers cliffs and coves. It is also one of the starting points of the open swimming channels, where you can swim in the open sea, for more discovery and unforgettable sensation. Furthermore, it is located at 165 kilometers from Barcelona (less 2 hours by car). Referring to the price, it is around 68€ per person.
- Address: Plaça Punta Montgó, 8, 17130 L’Escala, Girona
- Opening hours: Every day from 09:00 to 13:30 & 15:30 to 18:30
- Phone number: +34 972 77 35 56
- Website: www.mateuadive.com
I’m traveling to Barcelona from Hawaii in February and was wondering about dive opportunities. My friend and I are certified but traveling with a friend who isn’t so don’t want to do a whole day or over night dive trip. Do you offer half day, 2 tank dive trips?
I look forward to hearing from you and more information on dive opportunities!
Hola Larissa! Thank you for contacting us! It seems like you will be having a cool adventure ahead. To get more information we recommend you to contact directly with a diving centre, as we don’t offer scubadiving trips:) I hope that they will respond you to all your questions.
But if you need an accommodation in Barcelona or surroundings areas like Costa Brava, Girona o Costa Dorada, we will help you in finding perfect apartment near the best scubadiving spots or wherever you wish. Check our website barcelona-home.com/en and get in touch with us through email/phone or visit our office in Barcelona.
Have a nice time in Spain!