Snorkeling involves swimming and diving using goggles and a tube. At Plàncton we want you to enjoy your time snorkeling and also learn a little about what you will see. For this reason we always start with a short talk on marine biology where we’ll tell you about the sea ecosystems in and around l’Ametlla de Mar and the wildlife and plants we may find when we are out in the water. You’ll learn about species you have probably never noticed before, and many interesting facts about the life of sea animals. At Plàncton we believe that the better you get to know sea life, the more you will appreciate it and help to look after it.
Our guides are expert divers and also marine scientists, with degrees in Marine Science, Biology, and Environmental Science. They will show you how to see hard-to-find creatures and we are sure you will learn something new on every outing with us. When we return to the diving center on the shore, you can go over what you have seen with our information guides and posters.
Our snorkeling outings always begin with a short 15-20 minute marine biology talk. We will teach you about the marine ecosystems around l’Ametlla de Mar and the species you might see. It is also the perfect moment for any questions you have about the sea and its inhabitants!
We will then give you all the equipment you need: wetsuit, snorkeling mask and tube, and water shoes. Next, we walk down to the Cala Vidre or La Dormidera beaches where we enter the water together, check our face masks are on correctly, and explain how to snorkel if anyone has never snorkeled with a mask and tube before.
As we swim out, we will slowly discover many small surprises and wonders during the 60-minute outing. The route we follow is about 300 metres long, parallel to the shoreline and with a maximum depth of 5 metres.
Every day, every outing, is different: fish, octopus, starfish… every creature moves and goes about their daily life meaning any moment can produce a surprise. Thanks to our marine biologist and oceanographer guides, you won’t miss anything as they will be on hand to point out and tell you about all the wildlife and plants you will see as well as other curiosities about our coastline.
Prices: €25 adults and €22 youngsters (6-15 years). Includes all the equipment (wetsuit for the cold and comfort, water shoes, mask and tube), a snack afterwards and a photo which you can download from our Facebook page. We also have life jackets available for children or adults who need a little extra help.
What should you bring? Swimming costume (swimming trunks or briefs are the most comfortable styles for men and boys) and a towel. And get ready to enjoy yourselves!
Languages available: Catalan, Spanish, English and French.
Dates available: from Easter until 31 October. Advance booking is essential.
Yes, your children have to be minimum 6 years old and be able to swim fluently. Kids younger than 6 would probably soon tire of being in the water so long or not be patient enough – but don’t worry, in a year or two they’ll be old enough to join in!
Yes, all the equipment is included (mask, tube, wetsuit, fins, etc) and also a diving insurance.