By Orosol | On 10 September, 2012 In Places of interest, Nature, Beaches
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More than 200 km of coastline and magnificent beaches make them one of the biggest attractions for travellers visiting the island of Ibiza every summer, looking for sun and relaxation. Likewise, the nature, landscapes and climate make a perfect setting for indulging in all kinds of activities and outdoor sports in any season.
One of the most popular sports on the island is diving and snorkelling, which gives rise to discovering its spectacular sea life and the secrets hidden beneath the sea. Ibiza is considered one of the best places in the Mediterranean for this hobby. The island boasts extraordinary clarity and brightness of the water thanks to the meadows of Posidonia Oceanica, a marine plant that, besides being a refuge for marine species, provides oxygenated water and a sand filter which enables the beaches of Ibiza to maintain that crystal water perfect for diving. In 1999, for their ecological value, they were recognized as a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
Ibiza’s waters give rise to discovering its depths and a host of native species. The sea temperature varies between 14 and 28 degrees Celsius which allows divers to dive into the water throughout the year to explore amazing caves and grottoes. During the dives we can see its spectacular cliffs, wrecks full of treasure such as Don Pedro and other archaeological remains. In addition to viewing the rocky corals, gorgonians, anemones and species, as well as lobsters, octopus, moray eels, groupers, eels, starfish can be seen.
The dive sites for diving in Ibiza include: Torres de Hércules, cueva de la luz, Ses Margalides, Cap Nonó, Punta Galera, Sa Forada, Isla de Conejera, S´Espartar, Illes Bledes, Sa Bota, Es Vedrá, Murada, Es Daus and Formentera.