It may not be the most obvious choice for scuba diving aficionados, but Spain offers a wonderful array of dive options all round its coastal areas.
Flanked by the Atlantic Ocean, Cantabrian Sea and the Mediterranean, this combination of cold and warm water attracts a great diversity of marine life.
The best scuba diving in Spain is to be had from March to November, although some dive centres do remain open all year.
So where to focus when planning your Spanish scuba diving adventure? Here’s 5 top dive spots.
The volcanic island of Milos could be this year’s best-kept secret for those on a sailing holiday in Greece who are keen on taking a short break within the country.
Located around 100 miles south-west of Athens, the horseshoe-shaped island is a quiet destination which is known locally for its array of colourful sand belts.
The shades range from serene cream to a more imposing black, with pebbles of almost every colour to be found by beachcombers.
A series of unusual rock formations playing against a backdrop of pale blue-green water also adds to the charm of the Aegean Sea location.
Once on the island, there is plenty for visitors to do – explore the castle ruins to be found at the top of the white-washed Cycladic village of Plaka or drive to the northern towns of Pollonia or St Constantine, where colourful fishermen’s boat garages dot the coastline.
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