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.



    1. We met a coracle, the large shellfish in Carol’s light, a few tiny crabs, a couple of beefy morays, lobsters, grouper, a scorpion fish and an octopus. But this dive was mostly about poking around in caves.

  1. Nice video!

    Ana and I went snorkeling a couple of years ago in New Zealand and had to use wetsuits due to the frigid water. I couldn’t believe how hard it was squeezing into mine. Felt like I was a human hot dog. Unfortunately, it was even harder getting out of the doggone thing (pun intended). Can’t imagine trying now with my COVID-19 figure. 🤣

    Geoff Kemble

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