Speaking of Ibiza and the Mediterranean means talking about one of the most interesting places to do some diving. The light that these waters have made possible the existence of the posidonia meadows, these are very typical of these funds, exclusive of the Mediterranean basin. In particular, there is on of them which have already been classified by UNESCO, like the largest and oldest living thing on the planet. The grasslands are home to numerous marine species and act as breeding ground and nursery for young fish.
The Posidonia Oceanica, is an endemic plant, and also has a key role in the conservation and protection of beaches, these plants rise in some cases between five feet and six feet in height, which creates a natural breakwater attenuating wave action.
It also works on the purification and oxygenation of coastal waters to produce water of high quality and transparency.
But the cliffs and the caves where it is still possible to find some evidence of past civilizations, and the islets allow divers to discover the essence of the sea, always with temperatures ranging between 27 º C in summer and 15 º C in winter.
There are two areas designated as nature reserves: The Natural Park of Ses Salines, which covers all of southern and northern Ibiza and Formentera, and Natural Park of Cala d’Hort, located northwest of Ibiza. These two places are ideal to practice diving and enjoy the biodiversity of Ibiza.
North of the island, in the municipality of San Joan, the most famous diving point is named the Cave of Light and the Pillars of Hercules. Two stunning underwater caves capriciously carved by nature that, given the proximity between the two places, if you can control your air consumption it is possible to visit the two caves in a single dive. The inputs of light and backlighting that characterize these two caves help to create completely supernatural images.
Ibiza in their thousands of versions offers its visitors all sorts of activities but, scuba diving, makes this island unique in the world.
Category : CULTURA &TURISMO Posted on May 24, 2012