Menorca is an island that thanks to the presence of posidonia has a spectacular visibility in the water. For this reason Menorca is a very good place to do a diving baptism in a calm and quiet environment.
Whether you have previous experience in the sea or you are a novice, the diving baptism is an activity that you will probably enjoy. Unless you are a bit claustrophobic or overwhelmed by being underwater, try scuba diving is something I recommend almost everyone to try.
I personally took the PADI Open Water Diver Certificate in Menorca and I loved it, especially because the water clarity is very high and gives you a lot of visibility and peace of mind.
What is a Discover Scuba Diving?
A Try Dive is an activity where you can try the experience of scuba diving in a controlled and fairly safe environment accompanied by a dive instructor.
There are two types of diving baptisms:
Pool Diving Baptism: You put on all the diving equipment (wetsuit, BCD, weights, tank, fins, goggles, etc.) and try the diving experience in a pool with an instructor. It is common in some hotels and is usually aimed at people who have very little experience in the sea and want to try it in a very well controlled environment.
Open Water Diving Baptism: You put on all the diving equipment and try the diving experience, with an instructor. It is usually started from the beach although sometimes you can start from a boat.
What equipment do I need for a scuba diving baptism?
You don’t need anything to do a diving baptism, as the centre where you do it will rent you all the equipment.
What I recommend you bring are your goggles and snorkel (in case you have one), in case you feel like sharing goggles and snorkel with other people.
Where can I do a Discover Scuba Diving in Menorca?
You can do a diving baptism in any of the diving centres in Menorca.
If you want a fixed price activity near Ciutadella, you can do this diving baptism for 75€.
What is included in the 75€ diving baptism activity in Cala en Blanes?
If you decide to do the 75€ diving baptism activity in Cala en Blanes (5min from Ciutadella), this is what it includes:
Pick up in the town centre of Ciutadella or in the urbanization of Cala en Blanes.
Basic diving equipment
Theoretical explanations necessary for the activity
Exercises on the beach with the water up to your knees (before the baptism).
Dive in the sea at a maximum depth of 12 metres and for a maximum of 40 minutes.
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the activity.
The activity ends at the dive centre and is only allowed from the age of 8 years.