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Mallorca är den största av öarna i ögruppen Balearerna som ligger i västra delen av Medelhavet och tillhör Spanien. De övriga öarna i gruppen är Menorca, Ibiza och Formentera. Mallorca är till ytan något större än Gotland och är cirka 10 x 8 mil.

Huvuddelen av befolkningen (cirka 70 %) lever på turism, ca 20 % på jordbruket och de resterande på industrin som till största delen handlar om glas, keramik och möbler.

Mallorca är ett av Europas mest populära resmål och fler än 10 gånger så många turister som bofasta finns på ön varje år. Tyskar, engelsmän och Skandinaver är de största besöksgruppern utöver Spanjorerna som också gärna besöker Mallorca.

Invånare: ca 870 000 varav närmare 375.000 bor i Palma de Mallorca.
Religion: 90 procent katoliker.
Statsskick: Monarki.
Landsnummer: 0034
Språk: Spanska och Mallorquin (en dialekt av Katalanska)

Religion: 90 procent katoliker.
Statsskick: Monarki.
Landsnummer: 0034
Språk: Spanska och Mallorquin (en dialekt av Katalanska)
Area: 3 640 km²
Valuta: Euro €
Högsta punkt: Puig Major (1445 m)
Flygplats: Son San Juan ( PMI )
Officiell hemsida: www.mallorca.es (engelska)

Religion: 90 procent katoliker.

Statsskick: Monarki.

Landsnummer: 0034

Språk: Spanska och Mallorquin (en dialekt av Katalanska)

Area: 3 640 km²

Valuta: Euro €

Högsta punkt: Puig Major (1445 m)

Flygplats: Son San Juan ( PMI )

Officiell hemsida: www.mallorca.es (engelsk text )

Generella öppettider:

Vardagar: 09-14 samt 17-20

Lördagar: 09-13

Banker har öppet 08-14

Elektricitet:

220 volt, 50 Hz

Apotek:

Apoteken på Mallorca är privatägda och utmärkta med ett grönt kors. Det finns apotek i de flesta byar och de har öppet som vanliga butiker, dvs mellan 9-14 och mellan 17-20. På orter med flera apotek och mycket turister har alltid ett av apoteken jouröppet. Som regel anslås det på övriga apoteks dörr vilket apotek som har jouröppet.

Post:

Postkontoren på Mallorca håller öppet mellan 9-21 alla vardagar. På lördagar mellan 9-14. Frimärken kan även köpas i tobaksaffärer och ofta kan hotellet hjälpa till med den detaljen. Likaså tar de flesta hotell hand om vykort och annan post för vidare befordran till en brevlåda.

Lokaltrafiken:

Bussnätet på Mallorca är väl utbyggt och fungerar utmärkt. I princip hela ön täcks in av lokalbussar och regelbundna, täta avgångar och vettiga priser gör att det är ett bra sätt att transportera sig runt ön med.

I Palma utgår bussarna från Plaza España och det är även här tågstationen finns, med linjer till Soller och Inca.

Taxi:

Även när det gäller taxi är prisbilden vettig (även om det har gått upp rejält sedan euron infördes). En tur från Palma till t ex Soller kostar mellan 40-50 euro och tar lika många minuter. I detta pris är tunnelavgiften på ca 5 euro inkluderad.

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Shark diving without a cage. Sounds insane, right? That’s what I thought too. Turns out sharks aren’t the terrifying monsters we think they are.

But we’ve all seen the movie ’Jaws’ and Hollywood doesn’t lie. It’s why thousands of people around the world suffer from Selachophobia. Fear of sharks.

But who can blame them? Why on earth would any rational person swim in the ocean

As for those who purposefully seek out the company of sharks they clearly have a death wish. Because shark attacks on humans around the world are exceedingly rare despite popular belief to the contrary.

Seeking The Company Of Sharks

As an adrenaline junkie, my tolerance level these days is high. Luckily Fiji delivered the goods. They have a Shark Reef Marine Reserve located off the coast of the island of Beqa, where you can go swimming with up to 8 species of shark.

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Shark Reserve is because of the money flowing in from these dive trips.

To help finance shark research and compensate local villagers for their lost fishing grounds, Beqa Adventure Divers offers scuba diving trips into the marine reserve’s shark-infested waters.

They let you get face-to-face with these underwater killers.

Because shark attacks on humans around the world are exceedingly rare despite popular belief to the contrary.

Shark Attack Odds

They have a Shark Reef Marine Reserve located off the coast of the island of Beqa.
They have a Shark Reef Marine Reserve located off the coast of the island of Beqa.

Let’s look at some examples. How likely is a shark attack in the United States? Odds are greater that one of these will happen to you first:

  • You will die from a dog attack.
  • You will die from a lightning strike.
  • You will get killed by bees or wasps.
  • You will be executed for a crime.
  • You will be bitten by a human.
  • You will die falling down in your home.
  • Dick Cheney will shoot you on a hunting trip.

As for actual death by shark attack, that’s even rarer. Like 1 in 3,748,067 to be exact. You are more likely to die while digging a sand hole on the beach.

So stop digging those stupid things. They’re dangerous!

My First Shark Dive

Knowing these statistics made it a bit easier to join the professionals at Beqa Adventure for my first ever shark dive. They’ve been doing this for over 10 years with no problems.

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Beqa Adventure Divers teamed up.

I’ve been scuba diving in caves before, but diving with large Bull and possibly Tiger sharks was a big deal. These massive animals can grow 8 to 15 feet long and weigh hundreds of pounds.

Both have a history (however rare) of attacks on humans. But, as I’ve learned over & over again on my travels, breaking out of your comfort zone is a healthy thing to do.

Now if you didn’t already know, feeding sharks like this is a bit controversial. Some say that it trains them to associate humans with food, increasing the odds of an attack.

These diving trips pour much needed money into shark conservation & research projects. Without that money, shark populations around the world will continue to rapidly decline. If dive operators don’t pay to help save the sharks, who will? You? The government?

That’s wishful thinking in my opinion. It won’t happen.

The ONLY reason marine life is protected at Fiji’s Shark Reserve is because of the money flowing in from these dive trips. Beqa Adventure Divers teamed up with local villages to ban all fishing here in 2004. The result? A once dying reef is thriving and full of life again.

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Shark diving without a cage. Sounds insane, right? That’s what I thought too. Turns out sharks aren’t the terrifying monsters we think they are.

But we’ve all seen the movie ’Jaws’ and Hollywood doesn’t lie. It’s why thousands of people around the world suffer from Selachophobia. Fear of sharks.

But who can blame them? Why on earth would any rational person swim in the ocean

As for those who purposefully seek out the company of sharks they clearly have a death wish. Because shark attacks on humans around the world are exceedingly rare despite popular belief to the contrary.

Seeking The Company Of Sharks

As an adrenaline junkie, my tolerance level these days is high. Luckily Fiji delivered the goods. They have a Shark Reef Marine Reserve located off the coast of the island of Beqa, where you can go swimming with up to 8 species of shark.

zoom-12760457-3
Shark Reserve is because of the money flowing in from these dive trips.

To help finance shark research and compensate local villagers for their lost fishing grounds, Beqa Adventure Divers offers scuba diving trips into the marine reserve’s shark-infested waters.

They let you get face-to-face with these underwater killers.

Because shark attacks on humans around the world are exceedingly rare despite popular belief to the contrary.

Shark Attack Odds

They have a Shark Reef Marine Reserve located off the coast of the island of Beqa.
They have a Shark Reef Marine Reserve located off the coast of the island of Beqa.

Let’s look at some examples. How likely is a shark attack in the United States? Odds are greater that one of these will happen to you first:

  • You will die from a dog attack.
  • You will die from a lightning strike.
  • You will get killed by bees or wasps.
  • You will be executed for a crime.
  • You will be bitten by a human.
  • You will die falling down in your home.
  • Dick Cheney will shoot you on a hunting trip.

As for actual death by shark attack, that’s even rarer. Like 1 in 3,748,067 to be exact. You are more likely to die while digging a sand hole on the beach.

So stop digging those stupid things. They’re dangerous!

My First Shark Dive

Knowing these statistics made it a bit easier to join the professionals at Beqa Adventure for my first ever shark dive. They’ve been doing this for over 10 years with no problems.

zoom-17905255-3
Beqa Adventure Divers teamed up.

I’ve been scuba diving in caves before, but diving with large Bull and possibly Tiger sharks was a big deal. These massive animals can grow 8 to 15 feet long and weigh hundreds of pounds.

Both have a history (however rare) of attacks on humans. But, as I’ve learned over & over again on my travels, breaking out of your comfort zone is a healthy thing to do.

Now if you didn’t already know, feeding sharks like this is a bit controversial. Some say that it trains them to associate humans with food, increasing the odds of an attack.

These diving trips pour much needed money into shark conservation & research projects. Without that money, shark populations around the world will continue to rapidly decline. If dive operators don’t pay to help save the sharks, who will? You? The government?

That’s wishful thinking in my opinion. It won’t happen.

The ONLY reason marine life is protected at Fiji’s Shark Reserve is because of the money flowing in from these dive trips. Beqa Adventure Divers teamed up with local villages to ban all fishing here in 2004. The result? A once dying reef is thriving and full of life again.

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Shark diving without a cage. Sounds insane, right? That’s what I thought too. Turns out sharks aren’t the terrifying monsters we think they are.

But we’ve all seen the movie ’Jaws’ and Hollywood doesn’t lie. It’s why thousands of people around the world suffer from Selachophobia. Fear of sharks.

But who can blame them? Why on earth would any rational person swim in the ocean

As for those who purposefully seek out the company of sharks they clearly have a death wish. Because shark attacks on humans around the world are exceedingly rare despite popular belief to the contrary.

Seeking The Company Of Sharks

As an adrenaline junkie, my tolerance level these days is high. Luckily Fiji delivered the goods. They have a Shark Reef Marine Reserve located off the coast of the island of Beqa, where you can go swimming with up to 8 species of shark.

zoom-12760457-3
Shark Reserve is because of the money flowing in from these dive trips.

To help finance shark research and compensate local villagers for their lost fishing grounds, Beqa Adventure Divers offers scuba diving trips into the marine reserve’s shark-infested waters.

They let you get face-to-face with these underwater killers.

Because shark attacks on humans around the world are exceedingly rare despite popular belief to the contrary.

Shark Attack Odds

They have a Shark Reef Marine Reserve located off the coast of the island of Beqa.
They have a Shark Reef Marine Reserve located off the coast of the island of Beqa.

Let’s look at some examples. How likely is a shark attack in the United States? Odds are greater that one of these will happen to you first:

  • You will die from a dog attack.
  • You will die from a lightning strike.
  • You will get killed by bees or wasps.
  • You will be executed for a crime.
  • You will be bitten by a human.
  • You will die falling down in your home.
  • Dick Cheney will shoot you on a hunting trip.

As for actual death by shark attack, that’s even rarer. Like 1 in 3,748,067 to be exact. You are more likely to die while digging a sand hole on the beach.

So stop digging those stupid things. They’re dangerous!

My First Shark Dive

Knowing these statistics made it a bit easier to join the professionals at Beqa Adventure for my first ever shark dive. They’ve been doing this for over 10 years with no problems.

zoom-17905255-3
Beqa Adventure Divers teamed up.

I’ve been scuba diving in caves before, but diving with large Bull and possibly Tiger sharks was a big deal. These massive animals can grow 8 to 15 feet long and weigh hundreds of pounds.

Both have a history (however rare) of attacks on humans. But, as I’ve learned over & over again on my travels, breaking out of your comfort zone is a healthy thing to do.

Now if you didn’t already know, feeding sharks like this is a bit controversial. Some say that it trains them to associate humans with food, increasing the odds of an attack.

These diving trips pour much needed money into shark conservation & research projects. Without that money, shark populations around the world will continue to rapidly decline. If dive operators don’t pay to help save the sharks, who will? You? The government?

That’s wishful thinking in my opinion. It won’t happen.

The ONLY reason marine life is protected at Fiji’s Shark Reserve is because of the money flowing in from these dive trips. Beqa Adventure Divers teamed up with local villages to ban all fishing here in 2004. The result? A once dying reef is thriving and full of life again.

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