Seville, known to the locals as Sevilla, is a beautiful and ancient city, the capital of Andalucia, and a place where just about anything seems possible. If you want to spend time having fun of any kind, head to Seville. Explore its medieval backstreets, enjoy its flamenco bars, eat its tapas…you’ll never get bored in Seville. Perhaps the only bad thing about the city is that it’s not on the coast. But the Andalucian beaches are not far away, and with them, there are opportunities for some great diving.
A Seville scuba diving trip offers some of the best diving in Spain. The coast near Seville covers both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, meaning plenty of diversity for divers. Tarifa, lying on the Straits of Gibraltar has some of the best diving in Spain. The Isla de Las Palomas, just off the coast from the town, is a protected marine park and the place to head for diving. Currents can be strong, but there are some nice easy beach dives for the less experienced. Expect to see lots of octopus, wrasse, scorpion fish, moray eels and much more.
There is some good wreck diving around too. North of Tarifa, near Cadiz, there is the El Marcelo, a 70 year old fishing boat with lots of marine life. There is the Green Beans wreck, a fairly shallow wreck at about 25-15m that is great for intermediates. And there is the San Andres, a 19th century steam ship that is tricky to dive, but worth it.
Any visit to the city of Seville is special, but it can be made even better with a Seville scuba diving trip: a chance to experience some of Spain’s best reef and wreck diving.