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Sponges

Sponges can be bright yellow like the prawn cracker sponge (Axinella infundibuliformis) to dark grey like the elephant's hide sponge (Pachymatisma johnstonia). These are fantastic underwater animals, bringing vibrant colour to the seabed. Sponges have no mouth but feed by pumping water through their bodies to filter food.

They can be seen all year round, both diving or snorkelling. Some of Europe's coastal destinations are particularly rich in this type of animals. For example, 130 species have been recorded in Rathlin Waters, including about a third of the total sponge fauna recorded in Britain and Ireland, and some not recorded elsewhere. 

Catch a glimpse

Sponges

Experience Europe's marine wildlife

90.00

Try Dive in Arrabida Natural Park

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra
57.50

Heritage, Wildlife & Star Wars Movie Tour

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Malin Head
1380.00

Balearic Islands Marine Expedition

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca
45.00

Sailing Trip along the Abra in Bilbao

Spain Basque Country
1350.00

Diving & Marine Adventure in Algarve

Portugal Algarve Portimao
115.00

Try Dive in Falmouth

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area Castle Beach and Silversteps
390.00

4-Day Open Water Diver Course

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria
30.00

Arade & Silves Boat Tour

Portugal Algarve Portimao
410.00

4-day Bike Tour of Mallorca

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca
40.00

Bird Watching Trip in Tagus Estuary

Portugal Lisbon region
40.00

Dolphin Watching in Nazaré

Portugal Central Portugal
50.00

Sea Kayaking Tour to Sandy Mountain Beach

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria
40.00

Marine Tapas Experience by Kayak in Costa Brava

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Cap de Creus
80.00

Double dive in Portofino

Italy Liguria Genoa Portofino
85.00

Cinque Terre Sunset Kayak & Wine Tour

Italy Liguria Genoa Cinque Terre
105.00

Dive in a marine reserve in Majorca

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca
35.00

Guided Kayak or SUP Tour in Urdaibai Reserve

Spain Basque Country
23.00

Walking, Snorkeling Tour & Photo Tour in l'Emporda

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava
65.00

Try Scuba Diving in l'Ametlla de Mar

Spain Catalonia Costa Daurada
20.00

Seal Watching Trip

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands The Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands