Diving center in North East Sardinia
The sea of Sardinia is famous all over the world for its clear and crystalline waters, ideal for any type of diving and those who do diving know it well.
The sea of Sardinia is famous all over the world for its clear and crystalline waters, ideal for any type of diving and those who do diving know it well. Every corner of the Sardinian coast is in fact a unique place, where immersing yourself becomes an unmissable and incredible experience.
All you need, in addition to the passion for underwater activities, is a diving suit and a camera to capture the wonderful backdrops, the colorful fish and crustaceans and even the red corals with their inlays illuminated by the sun’s rays that penetrate in the water in depth.
One of the most beautiful scenery for scuba diving in Sardinia is the famous Portone di Capofigari, in Golfo Aranci. The name is already a whole program! In fact, this “door" gives access to a tunnel that extends up to a hundred meters underwater and leads to Dromia, a room full of bright and surprising colors created by the effects of light that infiltrates the slits on the rocks. A tip for the most experienced and expert divers: go down to 35 meters to see an ancient Byzantine anchor intact and in excellent condition between lobster and ceriantus. A show! Not far from there is the cave of Satan, which in spite of the name, has nothing to scare you, but that will surely leave you breathless. This 12 meters submerged cave is covered entirely with sponges and yellow Leptosamnia and during the descent you can meet in the rocky ravines, gronchi, moray eels, octopus and very nice colored seahorses.
Move along the eastern coast of Sardinia for a dip where the water is bluer, for breathtaking water landscapes that you will carry in your heart for the rest of your life. In Santa Teresa di Gallura, there is the Secca of Porto Leccio that has nothing to envy to the tropical backdrops we so much daydream. Posidonia, which populates the stranger most superficial of the sea, leaves space to the red coral very alive in an explosion of shapes and colors that nestle on the walls of the dry with peaks submerged up to 3 meters deepSardinia has always been considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world thanks to dreamy beaches, a wild and unspoiled hinterland, a welcome made of quality and professionalism. For the people of divers, also the second largest island in the Mediterranean, it is a real paradise: hundreds of different and never too crowded diving sites, rich flora and fauna, and almost always perfect weather-sea conditions during the Summer. If in June the water reaches almost 20 degrees, with the entry into the warmer summer months, the temperature becomes more pleasant and allows the use of a 5 millimeter wetsuit.
The diving sites, as mentioned, are many, so here I will just describe the most evocative, indicating one by area of interest (areas where the marine protected areas operate), for a total of 6, from north to south, following an anti-clockwise tour.
The Underwater Kingdom of Tavolara
15,000 hectares of sea and 40 kilometers of coastline, considered among the most beautiful of Sardinia, divided between the municipalities of Olbia, San Teodoro and Loiri Porto Sao Paulo: here is the area Marina di Tavolara Punta Coda Cavallo. Served by a fortnight of diving center, the area is a true spectacle of nature!
The “Papa’s Dry", just outside zone A of the park, is considered one of the most beautiful dives in the world. Named to advanced divers given the depth of the two rock groups that make it up, it is famous for its huge red and yellow gorgonias and the presence of groupers and snappers decidedly out of proportion.
La Maddalena Archipelago National Park
Located in the far north of Sardinia, the park has 7 major islands and several islets, in what is considered one of the most important natural areas in Italy.
Among the dozens of dive points, the “Dry Washington" is the most famous. Large blocks of granite, boulders and hollows, for a maximum depth of 25 meters (the 6-meter hat makes it accessible even at the first levels), is a kaleidoscope of colors and light games that form between the ravines. All around many fish of all sizes not at all intimidated by the presence of man, giant gorgonias and the yellow sponge Aplysina Cavernicola, protected species, which covers the rocks more in the shade.