The Region of Valencia is nothing short of a diver’s paradise. Not only is the coast lined with spectacular coves and beaches, there are plenty of instructors and diving schools specialising in teaching the basics to newbies and challenging experienced divers. Keep reading to discover the best diving spots across the Region.
Diving in the province of Castellón
A marine reserve located off the Castelló de la Plana coast, Columbretes Islands are a must-visit if you’re a keen diver. As soon as you immerse yourself in the water, you’ll be blown away by the sea life you’ll see. Burriana also has an irresistible attraction for divers: a shipwreck which is at a manageable depth.
Other diving destinations in the province of Castellón include Alcalà de Xivert/Alcossebre with its beautiful coves sitting at the foot of the Sierra de Irta mountainscape, Oropesa del Mar and Benicasim. You will find diving centres in these seaside towns as well as in Castelló de la Plana, Vinaròs and Peñíscola.
Diving in the province of Valencia
Last but by no means least, the province of Valencia boasts a beautiful stretch of coastline and excellent diving schools. Long, sandy beaches abound here and the seabed is not far off the shore, creating wonderful diving spots where you can relax in the clear Mediterranean waters.
Cullera is a wonderful diving destination, as is Gandia, La Pobla de Farnals and València. In these seaside towns and cities, you will find all the services you could possibly need as well as plenty of experiences on dry land. So what are you waiting for? Come and dip your head under the surface in the Region of Valencia.
Diving in the province of Alicante
The southernmost part of the Region of Valencia offers an extensive selection of diving spots. Isla de Tabarca, for instance, which has a marine reserve, crystalline waters and meadows of Mediterranean tapeweed. Dénia also lends itself to underwater explorations with its rocky cliffs and beautiful coves, both sandy and pebbly.
Altea and Benidorm both have islets floating just off the coast where you can enjoy gazing at the sea life as you bathe in the warm waters. Xàbia/Jávea, Benitachell and Calp are also worthy of a spot on this list. Here you will find diving centres offering excursions for both beginners and experienced divers, providing all the equipment you’ll need to explore the seas.
Scuba diving experiences
Did you know that one of the best areas for diving in the Region of Valencia is Benidorm? At Diving Stones we will show you amazing sights on the seabed around our island and the Serra Gelada. If you are a certified scuba diver, we offer a simple dive with us. If you are not, you can try Hookah diving, a new type of diving that combines the ease of snorkelling with the autonomy of scuba diving. It is suitable for anyone over the age of 8.
Dive to a depth of 35 metres to see a shipwreck in the waters of Sagunto, the majestic S.S. Coila, which was sunk by the German submarine U64 a hundred years ago. If you are not certified to dive that deep, we suggest a visit to El Litri or Cala Egos, two merchant ships that sunk to a depth of 20 metres, where you can explore an environment that is full of underwater life. Please check dates and times on our website.
If you want to see under the sea and distinguish the different types of sea stars, why not doing a try dive to experience the incredible feeling of breathing under the water. You will discover the great biodiversity the Mediterranean hides accompanied by a diving instructor. Come with your family and friends and enjoy a nice and relaxing boat ride with a try dive in Serra Gelada.
Try dive in Denia is the first step to get closer to the underwater world. Your first diving experience that you will never forget and that will hook you into the wonderful world that divers enjoy. You can do it alone, with your partner, as a family or a group of friends. It is an activity that never disappoints, it gives us positive and relaxing feelings that make diving baptism an unbeatable and 100% safe experience. The diving baptism is divided into 2 parts. On the one hand and upon your arrival at the center of Denia, we will enjoy a talk with the instructor in which we will learn basic aspects such as communication under water, finning and how our diving equipment works. Now is the time to jump into the water and live the experience of diving baptism! We will descend, always together with the instructor, to a maximum depth of 6 meters, in the most suitable area that does not pose any difficulty to experience Denia this first time
Enjoy your first underwater experience in Calpe, discovering the seabed around the Peñón de Ifach. Come diving in this iconic part of the Region of Valencia and experience a unique feeling of weightlessness under the sea at a depth of just a few metres. All this in calm waters, constantly supervised and accompanied by a qualified instructor. This activity lasts approximately two hours.