Magical waters, a world of colours
Ibiza form what the ancient Greeks called the Pitiusas, which means “Islands of Pines”. The inhabitants of the Pitiusas have always had an intense relationship with the Mediterranean, that enriched these islands with different people and cultures, and made tolerance a local way of life. We are talking without any doubt about one of the most cosmopolitan places of all the western Mediterranean.
Ibiza and Formentera are the most southerly islands of the Balearic Archipelago, which determines the mildness of their climate and the agreeable temperature of their waters. The coast of the Pitusas is a catalogue of every possible landscape : cliffs, caves, sandy beaches, small coves, numerous islets, etc... with a matching varied underwater scenery and broad biodiversity. Thousands of divers from across the world discovered long ago the magic of their clear waters and the diversity of their fauna and flora.
Ideal diving conditions
The Pitiusas combine the ideal conditions to satisfy the most demanding divers the whole year around: an exceptional visibility (generally between 15 and 30 meters, it can be of more than 40 meters in the summer), the high water temperature (between 15 an 28° Celsius), practically no current; natural reserves (such as Ses Freus, that runs from the south of Ibiza to the north of Formentera, and Calla D’Hort, to the east of Ibiza), a complete representation of the Mediterranean ecosystems and underwater fauna & flora; a great variety of diving sites close to the diving centres, combining geological, biological and historical richness that give each dive a special flavour ; a quality infrastructure (the Participant Diving centres meet the highest quality standards); etc....
Natural and Cultural Heritage
Before visiting the Pitiusas for the first time, many people think they’ll find the typical mass tourism Mediterranean destination, with its artificial beaches and discotheques. What a surprise on arriving here ! Only a short distance away from the tourist centres, the visitor discovers islands with a rich and preserved natural and cultural heritage. With a history, from the most ancient to the most recent, surrounded by enchanting scenery. With a preserved nature and crystal-clear waters that invite one to discover the beauty of the underwater world, the ecological value of which was recognised by UNESCO when it declared the Posidonia fields of ses Salines World Heritage Site in 1999.
The relationship between the people of Ibiza and the sea has always been omnipresent. It’s the secret of the charm of Ibiza and of the touch of magic that makes our island an indispensable... and unforgettable experience !