The Lladó are two small rocks nearly 4 km from Ibiza harbour, from which you set out heading in a NE direction. As often occurs with underwater peaks, there are numerous possibilities regarding depth route, depending on expertise and personal preference, as well as variables such as currents and visibility.
Having opted for the NE side of Lladó Sur, anchor at a buoy marking a depth of 5 metres. On diving down you find a rocky surface covered with low-growing seaweed and peacock's tail (Padina pavonica), which drops gradually down. After gaining depth and reaching 20 metres down you proceed on the underwater circuit of the islet. The shelf which was quite gentle at first gets steeper and steeper, with numerous scars in the rock. Lying at its base are huge broken-off boulders, among which can be seen the odd shy moray eel or octopus, always entrenched in its lair. During the dive shoals of darting damselfish are permanently on the go. Continue with the shelf always on your right and you come to a jumble of rocks which gives a chance to see species like greater forkbeard and brown meagre. The bed drops away beyond 30 metres here, but the latter depth must be your limit. Continue exploring the rocks, and as you ascend follow the rocky wall, penetrated 8 metres down by a narrow tunnel 2 metres wide and 5 metres high. You can swim through this, emerging on the far side of the Lladó, but take care not to damage the delicate covering of false coral and encrusting anemone which adorn its surface. After emerging from the tunnel, and depending how much air remains in your tank, continue exploring the area without diving any deeper in order to return to the boat when you wish.
Map of Divesite by Fundació de Promoció Turística d'Eivissa