Position: 39° 49′ 58″N 2° 44′ 43″E
By popular demand we head back to the water. The north shore of Mallorca is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here the ragged mountains drop straight into the sea. The coast abounds with caves and swim-throughs. Unfortunately, the reefs are stressed and what fish there are, are mostly juveniles. We were told that on the south side of the island lie a couple of nature reserves which are in much better shape.
It was Carol’s first diving in a year, and the first for me in four years. After struggling with our wetsuits, thanks to our Covid-19 (lbs.), we appreciated the steel air tanks’ added negative buoyancy. After a couple of days we settled in, and I remembered how to breathe slowly enough to stay under water for almost an hour.
If you’re in Port Soller, check out Octopus Mallorca diving center. Friendly folks who train PADI dive masters on a regular basis. They took great care of us, right down to the rock and roll playlist during our surface interval.