Tarifa makes a great base for scuba diving excursions, with its warm waters (15-20 degrees), good visibility and year-round sunshine. Ocean currents flow between the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, which meet just off the coast, encouraging a rich ecosystem.
Diving in the natural park of the Isla de las Palomas, you'll find an abundant selection of marine life, including star coral, moray eels, conger eels, octopus, scorpion fish, sun fish, rays, bream, sea perch, and anemones. You can also visit wrecks.
A diving permit is obligatory in Spanish waters. They cost approximately 7 Euros and are available from clubs and schools.
You can do a PADI course at several diving schools in Tarifa.