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Basic White Rock cliff at Saline Joniche informations

Dive depth

Dive depth: 8 - 30m (26 - 98ft)

Water temperature

Water temperature: 14 - 26℃ (57 - 79℉)

Current

Current: slight - moderate

Dive site quality

Dive site quality: good

Bio interest

Bio interest: interesting

Difficulty level

Difficulty: beginner divers
Dive operator: Megale Hellas Diving Center

Dive type / Activities / Best time

Dive type

Dive type:

  • Ambience
  • Shoal
  • Shore

Dive activities

Activities:

  • Dive training
  • Marine biology
  • Wide-angle Photography

Dangers

Dangers:

  • No dangers

Best times to visit White Rock cliff at Saline Joniche dive site

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Basic White Rock cliff at Saline Joniche informations

Dive depth

Dive depth: 8 - 30m (26 - 98ft)

Water temperature

Water temperature: 14 - 26℃ (57 - 79℉)

Current

Current: slight - moderate

Dive site quality

Dive site quality: good

Bio interest

Bio interest: interesting

Difficulty level

Difficulty: beginner divers
Dive operator: Megale Hellas Diving Center

White Rock cliff at Saline Joniche description

White Rock cliff at Saline Joniche basic informations

In Saline Ioniche, in the southern-Ionian Sea, with entry from a wide beach of gravel and sand, there’s a small cliff with vertical drops from 8 m to 15-20 m, with subsequent rocky descent, covered with a wide variety of algae and sponges. There are few, but very interesting invertebrates, including many species of shrimps, hidden in the cavities of the rock, tunicates, numerous species of starfishes and sea slugs. Among the latter, in addition to the common specimens of Flabellina affinis or Cratena peregrina, we may also meet with beautiful specimens of Umbraculum umbraculum. It’s frequent the meeting with a large clam shell, the Tonna Galea, often hidden in the sandy bottom. Very common even small serranids, especially specimens of dusky groupers and wreckfishes.

At shallow depths, under a rocky ravine, there’s a small statue of Jesus, now richly colonized by the local fauna.

Dive type / Activities / Best time

Dive type

Dive type:

  • Ambience
  • Shoal
  • Shore

Dive activities

Activities:

  • Dive training
  • Marine biology
  • Wide-angle Photography

Dangers

Dangers:

  • No dangers

Best times to visit White Rock cliff at Saline Joniche dive site


Dive site description in Italian language

description

basic informations

In località Saline Joniche, nel basso Jonio calabrese, con accesso da un’ampia spiaggia di ghiaia e sabbia, si trova una piccola secca con cadute verticali dagli 8 ai 15-20 m, con successiva franata di roccia, ricoperta da una notevole varietà di alghe e spugne. Pochi, ma molto interessanti, gli invertebrati presenti, tra cui molte specie di gamberetti, nascoste nelle cavità della roccia, tunicati, numerose specie di stelle e nudibranchi.Tra quest’ultimi, oltre ai comuni esemplari di Flabellina affinis o Cratena peregrina, è possibile incontrare begli esemplari di Umbraculum umbraculum. Frequente l’incontro con un grande mollusco con conchiglia, la Tonna Galea, spesso nascosto nel fondo sabbioso. Molto comuni anche piccoli serranidi, soprattutto esemplari di cernie brune e dotti.

A bassa profondità, sotto un anfratto roccioso, si trova una piccola statua di Gesù, ormai riccamente colonizzata dalla fauna stanziale.

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