This is the list of the best places where you can dive in Italy according to our visitors. We hope you will enjoy visiting them.
SOVERATO, Calabria (Southern Italy)
Thanks to the presence of sea horses in its seabed, the sea line in front of Soverato is called “The Bay of the Hippocampus”.
In ecology, hippocampas are considered valid environmental indicators as they are living organisms living in habitats in a state of natural equilibrium.
SANTA CATERINA DELLO IONIO, Calabria (Southern Italy)
Immersion is very easy and also suitable for newlyweds thanks to the limited depth attainable, as long as they know how to move properly around the wreckage, Captain Antonio offers sea emotions and beauties to the more experienced sub-sails. The ship, a small merchant, carrying iron bars, following a violent storm in the 1980s, was spotted near Santa Caterina dello Ionio and, at a time, lay on a sandy backdrop at about 12 meters deep.
PALINURO, Campania (Southern Italy)
￼In Palinuro you can dive up to 40 m deep. One of the most notable attractions is the Blue Grotto, about 33 meters deep, 85 m long and 90 m wide, suitable for any preparation level: the right side is a real biological laboratory, and you can observe yellow gorgonie, briozoi, madrepore, sponges, sea horses and other forms of life.
SECCA DELLE FORMICHE, Campania (Southern Italy)
￼Located between Procida and Ischia, this coral reef is of enormous biological interest due to the biodiversity it consists of. Of particular effect is a submerged natural arc, through which the rays of the sun penetrate creating fantastic light games.
CAPUA, Campania (Southern Italy)
￼Here, underwater diving, you can admire the famous Capua Wreck, an armed ship located a few meters from the coast, about 40 m deep, crashed during World War II. The wreck is well preserved, and every year invites thousands of diving and curious enthusiasts.
SWEET WATER CAVE, Sicily (Southern Italy)
￼Approximately 18 m deep, along the cliff near the beach of the Opium, there is the entrance to this spectacular cave: over 20 m long and 50 m long, arrives at a room about 80 mq at a height of 0 where it is possible breathing in the open air. The cave is well suited for sub photos, and is recommended for those who have a certain degree of experience in diving.
STAZZU, Sardinia (Central Italy)
Underwater diving in this area allows you to see lobsters, octopus, red coral, murine and Pinna Nobilis, the world’s largest species of mussels. “Stazzu” is the name of a hut occupied by a shepherd and located on the shore near the dive zone.
GULF OF BARATTI, Tuscany (Central Italy)
￼Gulf with a sandy beach with low backdrops, so diving is also possible at the amateur level. Just off the Elbe Island, the Gulf of Baratti has a spectacular sea and there are diving facilities that offer courses and exits even in winter.
BANCO DI SANTA CROCE, Campania (Southern Italy)
￼At about 300 m off the coast you will find this fantastic ditch populated by a wide variety of animal and plant species. The depth of the Banco di Santa Croce goes from 9 m to 45 m. It is here that there is a beautiful natural cave where you can admire Paramuricea Clavata, a Mediterranean gorgon.
GROTTO NIEDDA, Sardinia (Central Italy)
To dive into the grotto Niedda it is advisable to have some experience and it is indispensable to have the torch with it: this cave is full of tunnels and canyons. During diving there is a chance to meet lobsters and octopus.
MARINA DI PORTOFINO Reserve, Liguria (Northern Italy)
￼A renowned place for underwater activities, the Marina di Portofino Reserve is divided into zones, with the possibility of diving free or reserved for diving centers. In some areas it is forbidden to dive. In particular, Altare is one of the most dive sites of naturalistic interest: it is allowed to moor one boat at a time, and the depth reaches up to 50 m.
TREMITI ISLAND, Puglia (Southern Italy)
￼The Tremiti are islands full of diving spots: in particular, we mention the Secca di Punta Secca (Caprara), the Rock of the Corvo (Caprara) and Punta Secca (Caprara). There are many species of flora and fauna typical of the Mediterranean: gorgonie, black coral, lobster, musdee, ducks, horns, curls, daggers.
CAPRERA ISLAND, Sardinia (Central Italy)
Caprera Island offers numerous dive spots, sheltered by the dominant wind of the maestrale. Among the many possible dives there is anchor, a rich coralline wall, St. Francis Cave, a cave very easy to explore with its 12 m depth, and the Monk Engine, a wreckage house of clumps, mounds and large scorpions.
ISOLA DI PONZA, Lazio (Central Italy)
￼Situated in the province of Latina, Ponza has jagged and rocky beaches made of kaolin and tuff. The backdrops are full of marine caves, attracting thousands of diving enthusiasts every year.
VENTOTENE, Lazio (Central Italy)
Ventotene offers different types of diving: for example Pertuso, a dry ripple that rests on the sandy bottom and rises up to 18 m on the surface, or the Helicopter, a unique wreck that lies 34 meters deep: it is the military helicopter English Gazelles, sunk in 1993 due to a violent thunderstorm.
ISLE OF MARETTIMO Sicily (Southern Italy)
Marettimo is a real dream for those who love nature: this island, belonging to the Egadi, has 10 km of coastline and a crystal-clear sea and very peachy, perfect for scuba diving. With a good boat trip you can go to the caves area: there are over 400 of underwater and emerged.
ISLE OF USTICA, Sicily (Southern Italy)
￼The Ustica Island is the real flagship for underwater diving enthusiasts: the submarine paradise, thanks to its protected marine area Ustica offers submerged flood scenarios that are difficult to find in the Mediterranean. Among the animal species it is possible to see barracudas, curls and brown circles; with regard to the most well-known diving spots we mention the Medical Scoglio, the Secca della Colombara and Punta Galera.
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