Strapping on some goggles and a snorkel and diving into the sea, or just swimming head down looking at the seabed, is an activity that all can participate in.
With its great diversity of colours, textures and animal species, including a number of creatures such as sponges, sea anemones and sea squirts that do not exist on dry land, the hidden world of the seabed is a constant source of surprises.
Menorca is an ideal place for snorkeling because its waters are relatively warm and very clear. Although any cove or rocky inlet can be good for diving or snorkeling and for investigating the seabed, the waters of the northern coast are especially recommendable since the restrictions on fishing ensure that its marine fauna is more abundant and just a bit more approachable.
Here we recommend a number of sites that are perfect for this sport – nevertheless, it is up to you to dive safely and to judge whether or not the sea and the wind conditions are appropriate. If you choose to dive outside swimming areas, it is wise to take a buoy with you to mark your position. Protect yourself with clothes with UVA filters rather than using sun creams that leave chemical traces in the sea. Good diving!
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The best places to snorkel in Menorca
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The seabed at Binimel·là and, above all, the three coves to the east have fascinating underwater habitats and, due to the restrictions on fishing in this zone imposed by the North Menorcan Marine Reserve.
The most interesting places for the diver are where the tall cliffs plunge into the sea – above all at the eastern end of the beach – and the small caves and cavities that are found there.
Cala Morell is an excellent place for diving thanks to its shallow transparent waters that are a haven of peace and quiet. As well, its shape guarantees that it is protected from south and east winds.