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Megale Hellas Diving Center (Distance:703m)

Dive operator: Megale Hellas Diving Center

Dive center description

Megale Hellas Diving Center

Megale Hellas Diving Center description

Megale Hellas Diving Center description

Megale Hellas Diving Center basic informations

Active since 2007 in Calabria, the Megale Hellas Diving Center operates in an area naturally predisposed to welcome those who love the sea, the nature and the variety of landscapes, which are home of archaeological vestiges and ancient traditions. Here, in the heart of the Mediterranean, the ancient Magna Grecia territory – hence the choice of the name “Megale Hellas” – invites you to know the hidden secrets of the turquoise blue sea, which bathes wide sandy beaches along the Ionian Sea and vertiginous cliffs along the Tyrrhenian “Violet Coast”.

The Megale Hellas Diving Center – SSI Center (Scuba Schools International), Sea Point FIAS (Italian Federation of Underwater Activities) and Gold Center ISDA (International Scuba Diving Academy) – will guide you to the discovery of the uncontaminated sea of Calabria with its Diving School, well-organized to introduce you to the hidden wonders of the Ionian, of the Tyrrhenian and of the Strait of Messina.

The structure, comfortable and well equipped, is located a few steps from the sea, on the Marina di Gioiosa Ionica seafront, in the heart of the so-called “Jasmines Coast”. In the Diving base you'll find a large reception, a multimedia classroom, a full deposit with rentable equipment, bathroom, hot shower and a wide laundry for washing equipment after dives.

But Megale Hellas is not only diving… It’s a center of tourist services for the discovery and knowledge of the province of Reggio Calabria territory. We are able to offer all-inclusive tourist services, for divers and not, which include, in addition to courses and scuba diving, guided tours, hiking, trekking and food and wine tours, to discover the natural, architectural and archaeological beauty of this area of Calabria, surrounded by two seas, dominated by the massif of the Aspromonte National Park and inhabited by people characterized by deep and generous hospitality.

Languages spoken: English and Italian

Facilities and services: Equipped classroom, Nitrox (paid), Rebreather support and Tech diving facility



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1 Dive + boat + guide (half day dive, depart: 09:00 return: 13:00)

Full dive eqipment

Tank and weights only

Snorkel only (mask + fins)

50USD47USD

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2 Dives + boat + guide (2 dives per day, depart: 09:00 return: 18:30)

Full dive eqipment

Tank and weights only

Snorkel only (mask + fins)

83USD79USD

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5 Dives - shore + guide (2 dives per day, depart: 09:00 return: 18:30)

Full dive eqipment

Tank and weights only

226USD215USD

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8 Dives - shore + guide (2 dives per day, depart: 09:00 return: 18:30)

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Tank and weights only

342USD325USD

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10 Dives - shore + guide (2 dives per day, depart: 09:00 return: 18:30)

Full dive eqipment

Tank and weights only

419USD398USD

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1 Night dive + boat + torch + guide (half night dive, depart: 20:30 return: 22:00)

Full dive eqipment

Tank and weights only

55USD52USD

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Equipment rental

ItemDay

Full dive equipment

17USD

Snorkel gear (mask and fins)

6USD

Fins

3USD

BCD

6USD

Regulator

6USD

Computer

9USD

Wetsuit

6USD

15 Liter Steel Tanks

11USD

Dive light

9USD

Nitrox fills

7USD

Double 12 liter tanks

17USD

Aluminum s40 tank

11USD

Aluminum s80 tank

11USD


Dive courses

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Get introduced

Try Scuba - 1D

Price: from 77 USD

Standard name: Discover scuba diving

Dive course length: 1 day / about 1 dive

Minimum Experience is requested:

Try Scuba minimum experience

Min. Experience: No previous education required

Minimum dives: 0

Minimum divers age: 8

Additional requirements: Authorization for minors

Dive course description: The SSI Try Scuba program is your introduction to the underwater world. This entry-level program gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater world, in a confined water setting.

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Included

Included:

  • Photos of your first dive experience
  • Video of your first dive experience
  • Full equipment rental




Get certified

Open Water Diver - 6D

Price: from 386 USD

Standard name: Open water diver

Dive course length: 6 days / about 10 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

Open Water Diver minimum experience

Min. Experience: No previous education required

Minimum dives: 0

Minimum divers age: 10

Additional requirements: Authorization for minors. Medical certificateof good health.

Dive course description: This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification.

 Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

Included

Included:

  • E-book
  • Full equipment rental
  • Use of warm shower
  • Final certificate

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  • Extra dives
  • Photos & videos




Improve your skills

Advanced - 3D

Price: from 309 USD

Standard name: Advanced open water diver

Dive course length: 3 days / about 5 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

Advanced minimum experience

Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

Minimum divers age: 12

Additional requirements: Authorizations for minors. Medical certificate of good health.

Dive course description: This program allows you to experience five different open water dives from five SSI Specialty programs without requiring you to complete the entire Specialty. If you are unsure of your next step, this is the perfect way to advance your dive skills and experience, and to identify which Specialty programs interest you. You will earn the SSI Advanced Adventurer certification after completing this program.

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Included:

  • Full equipment rental
  • E-book
  • Final certificate

Stress and Rescue - 4D

Price: from 364 USD

Standard name: Rescue diver

Dive course length: 4 days / about 6 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

Stress and Rescue minimum experience

Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

Minimum divers age: 12

Additional requirements: Students must have proof of current training within two (2) years of First Aid and CPR. Medical certificate of good health. Authorization for minors.

Dive course description: Stress is a major cause of diving accidents and negatively impacts rescue situations. This program teaches you the skills and knowledge required to recognize and deal with stress, prevent accidents and properly deal with emergency situations encountered by divers. You will earn the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty certification after completing this program.

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Included

Included:

  • E-book
  • Final certificate
  • Underwater photos & video




PADI specialties

Deep Diving - 2D

Price: from 199 USD

Standard name: Deep diver

Dive course length: 2 days / about 3 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

Deep Diving minimum experience

Min. Experience: Experienced/advance diver

Additional requirements: Medical certificate of good health. Authorization for minors.

Dive course description: Many exciting dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving puts you at risk. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will give you the ability to safely and comfortably plan and conduct dives beyond 18 meters, and is a prerequisite for some advanced training. You will earn the SSI Deep Diving Specialty certification, after completing this program.

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Included:

  • E-book
  • Final certificate

Drysuit Diving - 2D

Price: from 165 USD

Standard name: Dry suit diver

Dive course length: 2 days / about 3 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

Drysuit Diving minimum experience

Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

Minimum divers age: 10

Additional requirements: Authorization for minors. Medical certificate of good health.

Dive course description: This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive while using a dry suit. You will learn the special requirements for dry suit diving, how to use your new equipment, the benefits of a dry suit, and how to deal with emergency situations that are unique to dry suit diving. You will earn the SSI Dry Suit Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.

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  • E-book
  • Final certificate

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  • Scuba equipment rental
  • Photos & videos

Enriched Air Nitrox - 2D

Price: from 165 USD

Standard name: Enriched air diver

Dive course length: 2 days / about 2 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

Enriched Air Nitrox minimum experience

Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

Minimum divers age: 10

Additional requirements: Authorization for minors. Medical certificate of good health.

Dive course description: The SSI Enriched Air Nitrox program will teach you how to safely plan and dive with enriched air mixtures of up to 40% oxygen. Diving with enriched air can increase your no-decompression limits, increase your safety, and reduce the required length of your surface intervals when compared to air. You will earn the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox 32% or 40% certification after completing this program.

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Included:

  • E-book
  • Final certificate

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  • Scuba equipment rental
  • Photos & videos

Night/Limited Visibility - 2D

Price: from 165 USD

Standard name: Night diver

Dive course length: 2 days / about 2 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

Night/Limited Visibility minimum experience

Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

Minimum divers age: 10

Additional requirements: Authorization for minors. Medical certificate of good health.

Dive course description: This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive at night or in limited visibility conditions. Some of the ocean's most amazing creatures only come out at night, so your dive doesn't have to end when the sun goes down. You will learn how to enter and exit the water, use specialized equipment, and how to communicate and dive with a buddy at night or in limited visibility. You will earn the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility Specialty certification after completing this program.

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  • E-book
  • Final certificate

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  • Scuba equipment rental
  • Photos & videos

Perfect Buoyancy - 2D

Price: from 165 USD

Standard name: Peak performance buoyancy

Dive course length: 2 days / about 2 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

Perfect Buoyancy minimum experience

Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

Minimum divers age: 10

Additional requirements: Authorization for minors. Medical certificate of good health.

Dive course description: Do you want to increase your buoyancy control, minimize your breathing gas consumption, or move effortlessly above the ocean floor? The SSI Perfect Buoyancy program teaches you the skills and techniques needed to maximize your dive experience, increase your comfort in the water, and get the most from your equipment. You will earn the SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty certification.

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  • E-book
  • Final certificate

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  • Scuba equipment rental
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Search and Recovery - 2D

Price: from 165 USD

Standard name: Search and recovery diver

Dive course length: 2 days / about 3 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

Search and Recovery minimum experience

Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

Minimum divers age: 11

Additional requirements: Authorization for minors. Medical certificate of good health.

Dive course description: This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely plan and conduct search and recovery dives. You will learn about search patterns, specialized dive plans, underwater communication, and how to recover small to medium-sized objects using specialized equipment like lift bags. You will earn the SSI Search and Recovery Specialty certification after completing this program.

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  • E-book
  • Final certificate

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  • Scuba equipment rental
  • Photos & videos

Sidemount - 3D

Price: from 276 USD

Standard name: Sidemount diver

Dive course length: 3 days / about 3 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

Sidemount minimum experience

Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

Minimum dives: 24

Minimum divers age: 18

Additional requirements: Medical certificate of good health.

Dive course description: Extended Range Sidemount Diving is already common practice for many wreck and cave divers. Now the benefits are being discovered by more and more also recreational divers. The ease of movement without a heavy tank on your back and a new feeling of buoyancy are enticing advantages of the diving style. You will earn the SSI Extended Range Sidemount Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.

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Included:

  • E-book
  • Final certificate

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  • Scuba equipment rental
  • Photos & videos

Marine Ecology - 2D

Price: from 165 USD

Standard name: Underwater naturalist

Dive course length: 2 days / about 2 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

Marine Ecology minimum experience

Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

Minimum divers age: 10

Additional requirements: Authorization for minors. Medical certificate of good health.

Dive course description: This program provides a general understanding of the complex and exciting science of marine ecology, which is the study of how organisms interact with each other and the environment, the flow of energy through communities, and the link between ocean ecosystems. You will earn the SSI Marine Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.

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Included

Included:

  • E-book
  • Final certificate

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  • Scuba equipment rental
  • Photos & videos

Navigation - 2D

Price: from 165 USD

Standard name: Underwater navigator

Dive course length: 2 days / about 2 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

Navigation minimum experience

Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

Minimum divers age: 10

Additional requirements: Authorization for minors. Medical certificate of good health.

Dive course description: This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably navigate underwater during a dive. You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distance, basic navigation patterns and how to leave and return to a designated point. You will earn the SSI Navigation Specialty certification after completing this program.

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Included:

  • E-book
  • Final certificate

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  • Scuba equipment rental
  • Photos & videos

Wreck Diving - 3D

Price: from 221 USD

Standard name: Wreck diver

Dive course length: 3 days / about 3 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

Wreck Diving minimum experience

Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

Minimum divers age: 10

Additional requirements: Authorization for minors. Medical certificate of goog health.

Dive course description: Many of the ocean's best dive sites have artificial reefs, or wrecks that have sunk through the ages. This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to safely scuba dive above and around these underwater treasures. You will earn the SSI Wreck Diving certification after completing this program.

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Included

Included:

  • E-book
  • Final certificate

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  • Scuba equipment rental
  • Photos & videos




Technical courses

Extended Range Nitrox Diving - 5D

Price: from 397 USD

Standard name: Tec 40

Dive course length: 5 days / about 5 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

Extended Range Nitrox Diving minimum experience

Min. Experience: Experienced/advance diver

Minimum dives: 24

Minimum divers age: 16

Additional requirements: Deep Certification. Nitrox Certification. Medical certificate of good health.

Dive course description: This program provides the knowledge and experience required to independently plan and conduct limited decompression dives to a maximum depth of 40 meters, using nitrox mixtures up to 50%. This entry-level program introduces you to the Extended Range training techniques and skills, and can be completed wearing a standard single-cylinder equipment configuration. You will earn the SSI Extended Range Nitrox Diving certification after completing this program.

 Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

Included

Included:

  • E-book
  • Nitrox refills.
  • Final certificate

NOT Included

NOT Included:

  • Scuba equipment rental
  • Photos & videos

Extended Range - 6D

Price: from 496 USD

Standard name: Tec 45

Dive course length: 6 days / about 7 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

Extended Range minimum experience

Min. Experience: Experienced/advance diver

Minimum dives: 50

Minimum divers age: 18

Additional requirements: Nitrox diving. Deep Diving. Medical certificate.

Dive course description: The SSI Extended Range program qualifies you to dive to a depth of 45 meters / 145 feet using nitrox mixtures of up to 100%. The program can be completed wearing a complete Extended Range Total Diving System, appropriate for single gas switch, accelerated decompression diving. You will earn the SSI Extended Range certification after completing this program.

 Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

Included

Included:

  • E-book
  • Nitrox refills.
  • Final certificate

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NOT Included:

  • Scuba equipment rental
  • Photos & videos

Technical Extended Range - 7D

Price: from 1,324 USD

Standard name: Tec trimix diver

Dive course length: 7 days / about 7 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

Technical Extended Range minimum experience

Min. Experience: Experienced/advance diver

Minimum dives: 70

Minimum divers age: 18

Additional requirements: Science of Diving, Diver Stress & Rescue, Extended Range or Full Cave Diving or Technical Wreck Diving. Medical certificate of good health.

Dive course description: The intent of the SSI Technical Extended Range program is to provide divers with the training necessary to independently plan and conduct two-gas switch, multiple-stop decompression dives to depths of up to 60 meters / 200 feet, using specialized diving equipment and procedures with an equally-qualified dive buddy. You will earn the SSI Technical Extended Range (with or without Trimix) certification after completing this program.

 Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

Included

Included:

  • E-book
  • Nitrox and trimix refills.
  • Final certificate

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NOT Included:

  • Scuba equipment rental
  • Extra dives

Dive boat

Zodiac at Marina in Roccella Jonica

Zodiac at Marina in Roccella Jonica

Zodiac at Marina in Roccella Jonica

Model: Zodiac Classic

boat technical data
Lenght: 7.5 m
Width: 3 m
Speeds: 20 knots
Engine: 250 HP
Gusest: 24
Crew: 2

Boat features and services: Custom built for diving and Non-diver (snorkeler) friendly

Boat navigation and safety: First aid kit, Crew trained in first aid, Fishfinder, GPS, Life vests, Oxygen, Oxygen therapy, Radio VHF/DSC/SSB and Satellite & mobile phones


Dive team

Mr. Francesco Tedesco

Mr. Francesco Tedesco

Trimix Instructor

Specialized in Deep Air and Technical dives. His experience as a diver in the Navy is his business card!

Mrs. Roberta Eliodoro

Mrs. Roberta Eliodoro

Manager and Dive Instructor

Languages spoken: English and Italian

Specialized in Underwater Archeology and Marine Biology. Sympathy, professionalism, passion & immense love for Calabria!

Mr. Francesco Tedesco

Mr. Francesco Tedesco

Trimix Instructor

Specialized in Deep Air and Technical dives. His experience as a diver in the Navy is his business card!

Mrs. Roberta Eliodoro

Mrs. Roberta Eliodoro

Manager and Dive Instructor

Languages spoken: English and Italian

Specialized in Underwater Archeology and Marine Biology. Sympathy, professionalism, passion & immense love for Calabria!

Dive sites

Seahorses pit dive site

Seahorses pit

Seahorses pit

Seahorses pit

Beginner divers
Boat dive
Dive depth: 1 - 40m
Current: none - slight
Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
Dive type: Muck dive and Night dive
The sandy bottom, usually considered boring, can reserve interesting encounters as seahorses, here habitual and present in both species attested in Italy, Hyppocampus hyppocampus and Hyppocampus guttulatus.
It’s also common to meet different species of octopus (Octopus vulgaris and Octopus macropus) in their dens, fascinating flying gurnards (Dactylopterus volitans), big weever fish (Trachinus draco), numerous mullets (Mullus barbatus), camouflaged turbots (Bothus podas), and torpedoes and pearly razor fish (Xyrichthys novacula), locally called “surici”.
Depending on the season of the year, you can meet sea hares (Aplisya depilans), small barracuda (Sphyrena sphyrena) or large barrel jellyfish (Rhizostoma pulmo).
The bottom is moreover animated by anemones, sea slugs and starfish. If you are lucky, you can meet and photograph pelagic fishes such as the sunfish (Mola mola) or the eagle-ray.

Pasubio wreck dive site

Pasubio wreck

Pasubio wreck

Pasubio wreck

Experienced/advance divers
Boat dive
Dive depth: 35 - 43m
Visibility: 10 - 30m, average visibility is 20m
Current: none - moderate
Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
Dive type: Ambience, Deep and Wreck
The Pasubio wreck is one of the most fascinating shipwreck of the southern Ionian coast of Calabria. It was a steamer 90 m long, torpedoed by a British submarine and sunk in 1943 off the coast of Roccella Jonica.
The wreck lies on the sandy bottom, 43 m deep, slightly skidded on the left flank; the ship’s superstructures begin at the depth of 34 m, while the big propeller is 42/43 m deep.
To reach the wreck's site, we sail 10 minutes by rubber boat, diving along the descent rope. One dive is not enough to explore the entire wreck and usually we plan two distinct dives: one from amidships to the bow and another one from mid-ship to the stern.

Greek underwater archaeological site of Kaulon dive site

Greek underwater archaeological site of Kaulon

Greek underwater archaeological site of Kaulon

Greek underwater archaeological site of Kaulon

Snorkelers are welcome
Boat dive
Dive depth: 1 - 7m
Visibility: 10 - 20m, average visibility is 15m
Current: none - slight
Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
Dive type: Archeology, Exploratory and Shoal
The archaeological area of the ancient greek city of Kaulon (or rather Kaulonia) lies near Punta Stilo, in the territory of the municipality of Monasterace Marina, along the Ionian coast of the province of Reggio Calabria. It is made up of both the Archaeological Park with a nice little Museum and the Archaeological Underwater Area in the sea section in front of the Park, where it’s possible to dive to see the underwater Archaeological Site of Kaulonia.
Over the centuries, due to a progressive phenomenon of coastal erosion and bradyseism, there has been a profound change in the coastline, which is backward compared to the age of the greek colony. According to recent geo-archaeological studies, it appears that the coastline in front of the Kaulonia city, in the Greek age, was about 300 m further to the east than the present, as well as being characterized by a slightly arched shape.

Kingstown wreck dive site

Kingstown wreck

Kingstown wreck

Kingstown wreck

Snorkelers are welcome
Boat dive
Dive depth: 2 - 10m
Visibility: 5 - 20m, average visibility is 10m
Current: none - moderate
Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
Dive type: Ambience, Shoal and Wreck
Locally known as Kingstown or Kingdom, the wreck of this Swedish shipyard lies today on the sandy backdrop of the Guardavalle coast (CZ). The ship, about 72 m long, was launched in 1965 under the name of Frigg and changed name several times to the name of Marineta in 1990 (owner Kasem Shipping Ltd. Kingstown).
It is with this name that on January 5, 1993, while sailing from Turkey to La Nouvelle with a cauldron cargo, he suffered a turmoil on the helm due to the bad weather, resulting in flooding of the engine room, and sank 4 miles North of Punta Stilo.

"Admiral Millo" Submarine wreck dive site

"Admiral Millo" Submarine wreck

"Admiral Millo" Submarine wreck

Professional divers
Boat dive
Dive depth: 64 - 72m
Current: none - moderate
Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
Dive type: Ambience, Deep and Wreck
It was March 1942 when the great oceanic submarine of the Italian Navy “Admiral Millo” sank off the coast of Punta Stilo, torpedoed by the British submarine “Ultimatum” along the coastline of the southern Ionian sea, while was sailing on the sea surface towards the base of Taranto, during return from a mission near Malta. Only 15 sailors of the crew managed to save their lives, while 57 sailors still lie inside the submarine, which is a veritable memorial shrine. The dive on “Admiral Millo” Submarine Wreck is not a dive like the others… it’s a quiet visit to a holy place! The aura emanated by his tragic story – the last mission of the Millo and his torpedoing – drives the divers to get down here to honor those fallen, symbol of all who are dead at sea.

Alvah wreck at Cannitello dive site

Alvah wreck at Cannitello

Alvah wreck at Cannitello

Alvah wreck at Cannitello

Experienced/advance divers
Boat dive
Dive depth: 30 - 55m
Current: none - moderate
Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
Dive type: Ambience, Exploratory and Wreck
In Cannitello, in the narrowest point of the Strait of Messina, at a depth between 30 and 55 m, there’s a shipwreck known as “U Vapuri” and recently identified with the ship “Alvah”. It was a freighter carrying grain which, according to the fishermen stories, in a night of early 1900, collided with another boat and sank, while was trying to gain the Calabrian shore. The hull lies upside down on the steep sea bottom, divided into two parts, with the bow facing the shore 30 m deep and the stern at 55 m, where the propeller blades sprout from the sand.
Densely populated by fishes, the hull is fully covered by sponges, nudibranchs, huge starfishes and some species of coelenterates, especially abundant specimens of Leptosamia pruvoti, thanks to which the wreck has earned the definition of “yellow wreck”!

Rigoletto wreck dive site

Rigoletto wreck

Rigoletto wreck

Rigoletto wreck

Beginner divers
Boat dive
Dive depth: 0 - 35m
Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
Dive type: Ambience and Wreck
The “Rigoletto” is one of the most fascinating wrecks of the Strait of Messina. It was a factory ship with large cargo holds, 105 m long, sunk in the 50s near the Messina shore. It was carrying cars, which are easily visible even today in its holds. It’s impressive to see the large propeller blades, which stand out at 35 m against the blue background. Wreck full of life, encrusted by numerous benthic species (colored sponges, urchins, transparent sea squirts, starfish, sea slugs) and surrounded by dense shoals of various fish species. Congers and large moray eels are common meetings among the wreck crevices.

German Cargo Barge dive site

German Cargo Barge

German Cargo Barge

German Cargo Barge

Experienced/advance divers
Boat dive
Dive depth: 36 - 44m
Current: none - slight
Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
Dive type: Ambience and Wreck
It’s a small German barge, 50 m long, that sank during World War II, when was used for the coastal cabotage. There’s no certainty about the content of its load.
Now it lies on a sandy seabed, parallel to the beach, with the bow facing north 36 m deep and with the stern 44 m deep. Its state of conservation is very good and, thanks to its small size, we can explore it entirely from stem to stern in a single dive.
The wreck external structures are still intact and have a low level of colonization, which allows divers to recognize easily the various components of the structure. This wreck has a great photographic interest, in fact, its small size and the brightly light that penetrates from the surface allow divers to photograph it in all its extension.

The "Motta" at Palmi dive site

The "Motta" at Palmi

The

The "Motta" at Palmi

Experienced/advance divers
Boat dive
Dive depth: 20 - 60m
Current: slight - moderate
Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
Dive type: Deep and Wall
This dive point is close to the beach of the ancient fishing village of “Marinella” at Palmi, on the Tyrrhenian “Costa Viola”, facing a rocky ridge known as “Punta Motta”. The scenery outside is breathtaking, with high vertical rock walls, and the underwater environment doesn’t disappoint the expectations.
Looking up into the blue, often we can meet pelagic fishes, such as snappers (Dentex dentex), shoals of barracuda (Sphyraena sphyraena) and bonitos (Sarda sarda), in addition to large groupers (Epinephelus marginatus).
At around 30 m depth, there’s an imposing rocky spire, entirely covered with colorful sponges and large purple gorgonian fans (Paramuricea clavata), on whose branches there are dense colonies of transparent sea squirts (Clavelina lepadiformis). There are of course several species of nudibranchs and mollusks in general, in an immersion of high biological interest and of photographic interest, which doesn’t disappoint even the most demanding divers.

Captain Antonio wreck dive site

Captain Antonio wreck

Captain Antonio wreck

Captain Antonio wreck

Snorkelers are welcome
Boat dive
Dive depth: 6 - 12m
Current: none - moderate
Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
Dive type: Ambience, Shoal and Wreck
This is the wreck of an Italian merchant ship, sunk in the waters off the town of Santa Caterina dello Jonio (CZ). It’s now divided into two parts, lying a short distance from each another, and is partially penetrable. The wreck is always surrounded by dense shoals of damselfish and small bluefish; there are also numerous big red mullets, white seabreams and saddled seabreams. On the sheets of the motor ship there are large swaying spiral tubeworms and anemones; numerous also the urchins. It’s common to meet beautiful specimen of nudibranchs, anemones-hermit crab and octopus.

Croakers Cave at Bagnara dive site

Croakers Cave at Bagnara

Croakers Cave at Bagnara

Croakers Cave at Bagnara

Experienced/advance divers
Boat dive
Dive depth: 25 - 50m
Current: none - moderate
Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
Dive type: Ambience, Cave and Deep
T’s one of the most spectacular, various and rich in biodiversity dive site of the “Costa Viola” (that means Violet Coast). We reach the site by boat, which usually stops in a small bay, on the beach of which is built a little church dedicated to St. Elias. The interior walls are covered with sponges, long-spined sea urchins (Centrostephanus longispinus) and yellow flower corals (Leptopsammia pruvoti), among which there are numerous nudibranchs. After getting out from this “gully-cave”, we are on the top of a vertical wall, that runs down up to over 60 m and it’s thickly covered by large purple gorgonian fans (Paramuricea clavata), as well as numerous species of colorful sponges, encrusting or branching. Everything is animated by shoals of pinkish Anthias anthias, plus the presence of two-banded seabreams, saddled breams and groupers.

Prairie of Spiral tube-worms at Archi dive site

Prairie of Spiral tube-worms at Archi

Prairie of Spiral tube-worms at Archi

Prairie of Spiral tube-worms at Archi

Experienced/advance divers
Boat dive
Dive depth: 5 - 50m
Current: slight - moderate
Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
Dive type: Ambience, Exploratory and Shoal
In the stretch of sea off a beach in the northern outskirts of Reggio Calabria, in the locality known as “Archi”, a wide expanse of fine white sand is the home for a large number of invertebrates and fishes.
The site is ideal for both daily and night dives and never disappoints fans of underwater photography and of marine biology. What really excites the divers is the dense “prairie” of large spiral tube-worms (Sabella spallanzanii) that, from 5 m to 20-25 m depth, makes the bottom alive: isolated or collected in huge “bouquet”, these fascinating polychaete annelids, leave their tufts swaying and create “fireworks” on the bottom. Moreover, got used to the strong currents of the Strait of Messina, they don’t retract immediately their tufts during the passage of the divers, allowing them a good observation and to take many pictures.

White Rock cliff at Saline Joniche dive site

White Rock cliff at Saline Joniche

White Rock cliff at Saline Joniche

White Rock cliff at Saline Joniche

Beginner divers
Boat dive
Dive depth: 8 - 30m
Current: slight - moderate
Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
Dive type: Ambience and Shoal
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.

Fort Missanabie wreck dive site

Fort Missanabie wreck

Fort Missanabie wreck

Fort Missanabie wreck

Professional divers
Boat dive
Dive depth: 54 - 74m
Current: none - moderate
Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
Dive type: Ambience, Deep and Wreck
The “Fort Missanabie” is the shipwreck of a English cargo tank, torpedoed in May 1944. On the seabed, the view of the wreck, broken in two parts, is really impressive: the half with the armed stern is upright, with the majestic propellers raised from the bottom, while the half with the bow lies upside-down perpendicularly. The wreck is surrounded by dense shoals of Anthias anthias; there are many breams and snappers; shipwreck structures hide usually groupers, moray eels, conger eels.

The "Mountain" of Scylla Reef dive site

The "Mountain" of Scylla Reef

The

The "Mountain" of Scylla Reef

Experienced/advance divers
Boat dive
Dive depth: 18 - 60m
Current: slight - moderate
Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
Dive type: Ambience, Deep and Reef
Business card for the seabed of Scylla, this site has unique characteristics in the Mediterranean Sea and a benthos so colored to satisfy the more demanding divers.
We are in the realm of coelenterates, marine colonial invertebrates that have colored these waters to the point of making them comparable to tropical seas. Among these there’s a gorgonian, the Paramuricea clavata, that covers densely the walls of the main pinnacle; commonly red, here it’s present in its variant color yellow or bicolor. These thin out only in the upper half of the reef, where there are groups of Astroides calycularis and some Eunicella cavolinii. On the sandy plateau above the “Mountain” huge Cerianthus membranaceus show off their flashy white tentacles with luminescent ends.

Dive packages (USD/diver)

 
High season
1-7 to 31-8
Low season
1-9 to 30-6
3 nights / 2 dives

75 USD (-5%)

64 USD (-19%)

6 nights / 5 dives

187 USD (-5%)

160 USD (-19%)

10 nights / 7 dives

261 USD (-5%)

223 USD (-19%)

15 nights / 10 dives

373 USD (-5%)

319 USD (-19%)

21 nights / 12 dives

448 USD (-5%)

383 USD (-19%)


Torre dei Saraceni B&B - Photo Gallery

Torre dei Saraceni B&B description

Torre dei Saraceni B&B basic informations

The 1st category B&B “Torre dei Saraceni” is less than 100 meters from the beach, in a street of the promenade of Marina di Gioiosa Ionica, quiet and charming seaside town in the heart of the Riviera dei Gelsomini (ie Jasmines Coast), along the Ionian coast of the province of Reggio Calabria.

The resort offers one of the most beautiful and unspoiled coasts of Calabria, with a large beach made of fine sand and gravel mixed with pebbles.

In summer you can use the services of the many beach clubs set up on the beach and, for our guests who are interested, we offer advantageous agreements, not only for the umbrellas and deck chairs, but also for the restaurant service.

The structure of the B&B is located on the first floor of a modern building and consists of 3 double or triple rooms with private bathrooms, plus a two-rooms apartment with double bedroom, bathroom and kitchen-living room with 2 beds, ideal for a family or a group of friends!

Languages spoken: English and Italian


Dive center description in Italian language

description

basic informations

Il B&B di 1° categoria “Torre dei Saraceni” si trova a meno di 100 metri dalla spiaggia, in una via del lungomare di Marina di Gioiosa Ionica, tranquilla e ridente cittadina balneare nel cuore della Riviera dei Gelsomini, lungo la costa ionica della provincia di Reggio Calabria.

La località offre una delle spiagge più belle ed incontaminate della Calabria, con un ampio arenile fatto di sabbia fine e ghiaia mista a ciottoli.

In estate è possibile usufruire dei servizi dei numerosi stabilimenti balneari allestiti sulla spiaggia e, per i nostri ospiti che fossero interessati, proponiamo vantaggiose convenzioni, non solo per il servizio ombrelloni e sdraio, ma anche per il servizio ristorazione.

La struttura del B&B si trova al primo piano di un moderno stabile ed è costituito da 3 camere doppie/triple con bagno privato, più un bilocale composto da camera da letto matrimoniale, bagno e cucina-soggiorno con 2 lettini, ideale per una famiglia o un gruppo di amici!


Dive packages (USD/diver)

 
High season
1-7 to 31-8
Low season
1-9 to 30-6
3 nights / 2 dives

75 USD (-5%)

64 USD (-19%)

6 nights / 5 dives

187 USD (-5%)

160 USD (-19%)

10 nights / 7 dives

261 USD (-5%)

223 USD (-19%)

15 nights / 10 dives

373 USD (-5%)

319 USD (-19%)

21 nights / 12 dives

448 USD (-5%)

383 USD (-19%)


Free cancellation if cancellation is made 7 days before check-in date.
Pay at property - no prepayment needed!

Long stay discounts: 
10% if booked for 6 or more days!
40% if booked for 20 or more days!


Rooms

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Apartment with Terrace

Apartment with Terrace

Apartment with Terrace

2x Single bed (90-130cm wide)

1x Double bed (131-150cm wide)

40m2
Air conditioning
Heating
Private bathroom
Flat-screen TV
FREE WiFi
No view
Non-smoking room

You can stay by yourself (discount of 50 EUR)

Room facilities/amenties: Non-smoking room, Heating, Sitting area, Desk and Wardrobe/closet.

Audio/Video/Computer: Flat-screen TV and Satellite channels.

Food and Drink: Kitchen, Stovetop, Refrigerator, Kitchenware, Dining table and Coffee/Tea maker.

Outdoor: Terrace.

Double Room

Double Room

Double Room

2x Single bed (90-130cm wide)

16m2
Air conditioning
Heating
Private bathroom
Flat-screen TV
FREE WiFi
No view
Non-smoking room

You can stay by yourself (discount of 30 EUR)

Room facilities/amenties: Non-smoking room, Heating and Desk.

Audio/Video/Computer: Flat-screen TV.

Food and Drink: Coffee/Tea maker and Electric kettle.

Outdoor: Terrace.

Quadruple Room

Quadruple Room

Quadruple Room

4x Single bed (90-130cm wide)

22m2
Air conditioning
Heating
Private bathroom
Flat-screen TV
FREE WiFi
No view
Non-smoking room

You can stay by yourself (discount of 36 EUR)

Room facilities/amenties: Non-smoking room, Heating and Desk.

Audio/Video/Computer: Flat-screen TV and Satellite channels.

Food and Drink: Refrigerator, Coffee/Tea maker and Electric kettle.

Outdoor: Terrace.

Triple Room with Balcony

Triple Room with Balcony

Triple Room with Balcony

3x Single bed (90-130cm wide)

22m2
Air conditioning
Heating
Private bathroom
Flat-screen TV
FREE WiFi
No view
Non-smoking room

You can stay by yourself (discount of 32 EUR)

Room facilities/amenties: Non-smoking room, Heating and Desk.

Audio/Video/Computer: Flat-screen TV and Satellite channels.

Food and Drink: Refrigerator, Coffee/Tea maker and Electric kettle.

Outdoor: Balcony.

Facilities and details

Property type: Bed and breakfast

Languages spoken: English and Italian

Wifi: Free WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge

Parking: Free public parking

Breakfast: Yes, included in price

Rooms: 4
Flors: 1

Hotel theme

  • Beach/seaside
  • Diving/snorkeling
  • Family
  • Sport / adventure
  • Breakfast

  • Italian
  • Food & Drink

  • Bar
  • Transport

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Reception

  • Tour desk
  • Hotel facilities/amenties - Miscellaneous

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Recreation & Activities

  • Hiking
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Infants: Infant 0-2 years stay for Free if using existing bedding.

    Children and extra beds

    Children under 3 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.

    Pets

    Pets are allowed

    Cards accepted

  • Cash only
  • Check in:13:00 - 21:00

    Check out:10:30 - 11:00






    Book dives at nearby dive center

    Megale Hellas Diving Center (Distance:703m)

    Dive operator: Megale Hellas Diving Center

    Dive center description

    Megale Hellas Diving Center

    Megale Hellas Diving Center description

    Megale Hellas Diving Center description

    Megale Hellas Diving Center basic informations

    Active since 2007 in Calabria, the Megale Hellas Diving Center operates in an area naturally predisposed to welcome those who love the sea, the nature and the variety of landscapes, which are home of archaeological vestiges and ancient traditions. Here, in the heart of the Mediterranean, the ancient Magna Grecia territory – hence the choice of the name “Megale Hellas” – invites you to know the hidden secrets of the turquoise blue sea, which bathes wide sandy beaches along the Ionian Sea and vertiginous cliffs along the Tyrrhenian “Violet Coast”.

    The Megale Hellas Diving Center – SSI Center (Scuba Schools International), Sea Point FIAS (Italian Federation of Underwater Activities) and Gold Center ISDA (International Scuba Diving Academy) – will guide you to the discovery of the uncontaminated sea of Calabria with its Diving School, well-organized to introduce you to the hidden wonders of the Ionian, of the Tyrrhenian and of the Strait of Messina.

    The structure, comfortable and well equipped, is located a few steps from the sea, on the Marina di Gioiosa Ionica seafront, in the heart of the so-called “Jasmines Coast”. In the Diving base you'll find a large reception, a multimedia classroom, a full deposit with rentable equipment, bathroom, hot shower and a wide laundry for washing equipment after dives.

    But Megale Hellas is not only diving… It’s a center of tourist services for the discovery and knowledge of the province of Reggio Calabria territory. We are able to offer all-inclusive tourist services, for divers and not, which include, in addition to courses and scuba diving, guided tours, hiking, trekking and food and wine tours, to discover the natural, architectural and archaeological beauty of this area of Calabria, surrounded by two seas, dominated by the massif of the Aspromonte National Park and inhabited by people characterized by deep and generous hospitality.

    Languages spoken: English and Italian

    Facilities and services: Equipped classroom, Nitrox (paid), Rebreather support and Tech diving facility



    Dive packages

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    1 Dive + boat + guide (half day dive, depart: 09:00 return: 13:00)

    Full dive eqipment

    Tank and weights only

    Snorkel only (mask + fins)

    50USD47USD

    from 42USD

    33USD31USD

    from 28USD

    31USD29USD

    from 26USD

    45USD

    30USD

    28USD

    42USD

    28USD

    26USD

    2 Dives + boat + guide (2 dives per day, depart: 09:00 return: 18:30)

    Full dive eqipment

    Tank and weights only

    Snorkel only (mask + fins)

    83USD79USD

    from 71USD

    66USD63USD

    from 57USD

    61USD58USD

    from 52USD

    75USD

    60USD

    55USD

    71USD

    57USD

    52USD

    5 Dives - shore + guide (2 dives per day, depart: 09:00 return: 18:30)

    Full dive eqipment

    Tank and weights only

    226USD215USD

    from 193USD

    160USD152USD

    from 137USD

    204USD

    144USD

    193USD

    137USD

    8 Dives - shore + guide (2 dives per day, depart: 09:00 return: 18:30)

    Full dive eqipment

    Tank and weights only

    342USD325USD

    from 292USD

    254USD241USD

    from 217USD

    309USD

    229USD

    292USD

    217USD

    10 Dives - shore + guide (2 dives per day, depart: 09:00 return: 18:30)

    Full dive eqipment

    Tank and weights only

    419USD398USD

    from 358USD

    309USD293USD

    from 264USD

    378USD

    279USD

    358USD

    264USD

    1 Night dive + boat + torch + guide (half night dive, depart: 20:30 return: 22:00)

    Full dive eqipment

    Tank and weights only

    55USD52USD

    from 47USD

    39USD37USD

    from 33USD

    50USD

    35USD

    47USD

    33USD




    Equipment rental

    ItemDay

    Full dive equipment

    17USD

    Snorkel gear (mask and fins)

    6USD

    Fins

    3USD

    BCD

    6USD

    Regulator

    6USD

    Computer

    9USD

    Wetsuit

    6USD

    15 Liter Steel Tanks

    11USD

    Dive light

    9USD

    Nitrox fills

    7USD

    Double 12 liter tanks

    17USD

    Aluminum s40 tank

    11USD

    Aluminum s80 tank

    11USD


    Dive courses

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    Technical courses




    Get introduced

    Try Scuba - 1D

    Price: from 77 USD

    Standard name: Discover scuba diving

    Dive course length: 1 day / about 1 dive

    Minimum Experience is requested:

    Try Scuba minimum experience

    Min. Experience: No previous education required

    Minimum dives: 0

    Minimum divers age: 8

    Additional requirements: Authorization for minors

    Dive course description: The SSI Try Scuba program is your introduction to the underwater world. This entry-level program gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater world, in a confined water setting.

     Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

    Included

    Included:

    • Photos of your first dive experience
    • Video of your first dive experience
    • Full equipment rental




    Get certified

    Open Water Diver - 6D

    Price: from 386 USD

    Standard name: Open water diver

    Dive course length: 6 days / about 10 dives

    Minimum Experience is requested:

    Open Water Diver minimum experience

    Min. Experience: No previous education required

    Minimum dives: 0

    Minimum divers age: 10

    Additional requirements: Authorization for minors. Medical certificateof good health.

    Dive course description: This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification.

     Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

    Included

    Included:

    • E-book
    • Full equipment rental
    • Use of warm shower
    • Final certificate

    NOT Included

    NOT Included:

    • Extra dives
    • Photos & videos




    Improve your skills

    Advanced - 3D

    Price: from 309 USD

    Standard name: Advanced open water diver

    Dive course length: 3 days / about 5 dives

    Minimum Experience is requested:

    Advanced minimum experience

    Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

    Minimum divers age: 12

    Additional requirements: Authorizations for minors. Medical certificate of good health.

    Dive course description: This program allows you to experience five different open water dives from five SSI Specialty programs without requiring you to complete the entire Specialty. If you are unsure of your next step, this is the perfect way to advance your dive skills and experience, and to identify which Specialty programs interest you. You will earn the SSI Advanced Adventurer certification after completing this program.

     Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

    Included

    Included:

    • Full equipment rental
    • E-book
    • Final certificate

    Stress and Rescue - 4D

    Price: from 364 USD

    Standard name: Rescue diver

    Dive course length: 4 days / about 6 dives

    Minimum Experience is requested:

    Stress and Rescue minimum experience

    Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

    Minimum divers age: 12

    Additional requirements: Students must have proof of current training within two (2) years of First Aid and CPR. Medical certificate of good health. Authorization for minors.

    Dive course description: Stress is a major cause of diving accidents and negatively impacts rescue situations. This program teaches you the skills and knowledge required to recognize and deal with stress, prevent accidents and properly deal with emergency situations encountered by divers. You will earn the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty certification after completing this program.

     Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

    Included

    Included:

    • E-book
    • Final certificate
    • Underwater photos & video




    PADI specialties

    Deep Diving - 2D

    Price: from 199 USD

    Standard name: Deep diver

    Dive course length: 2 days / about 3 dives

    Minimum Experience is requested:

    Deep Diving minimum experience

    Min. Experience: Experienced/advance diver

    Additional requirements: Medical certificate of good health. Authorization for minors.

    Dive course description: Many exciting dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving puts you at risk. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will give you the ability to safely and comfortably plan and conduct dives beyond 18 meters, and is a prerequisite for some advanced training. You will earn the SSI Deep Diving Specialty certification, after completing this program.

     Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

    Included

    Included:

    • E-book
    • Final certificate

    Drysuit Diving - 2D

    Price: from 165 USD

    Standard name: Dry suit diver

    Dive course length: 2 days / about 3 dives

    Minimum Experience is requested:

    Drysuit Diving minimum experience

    Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

    Minimum divers age: 10

    Additional requirements: Authorization for minors. Medical certificate of good health.

    Dive course description: This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive while using a dry suit. You will learn the special requirements for dry suit diving, how to use your new equipment, the benefits of a dry suit, and how to deal with emergency situations that are unique to dry suit diving. You will earn the SSI Dry Suit Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.

     Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

    Included

    Included:

    • E-book
    • Final certificate

    NOT Included

    NOT Included:

    • Scuba equipment rental
    • Photos & videos

    Enriched Air Nitrox - 2D

    Price: from 165 USD

    Standard name: Enriched air diver

    Dive course length: 2 days / about 2 dives

    Minimum Experience is requested:

    Enriched Air Nitrox minimum experience

    Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

    Minimum divers age: 10

    Additional requirements: Authorization for minors. Medical certificate of good health.

    Dive course description: The SSI Enriched Air Nitrox program will teach you how to safely plan and dive with enriched air mixtures of up to 40% oxygen. Diving with enriched air can increase your no-decompression limits, increase your safety, and reduce the required length of your surface intervals when compared to air. You will earn the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox 32% or 40% certification after completing this program.

     Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

    Included

    Included:

    • E-book
    • Final certificate

    NOT Included

    NOT Included:

    • Scuba equipment rental
    • Photos & videos

    Night/Limited Visibility - 2D

    Price: from 165 USD

    Standard name: Night diver

    Dive course length: 2 days / about 2 dives

    Minimum Experience is requested:

    Night/Limited Visibility minimum experience

    Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

    Minimum divers age: 10

    Additional requirements: Authorization for minors. Medical certificate of good health.

    Dive course description: This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive at night or in limited visibility conditions. Some of the ocean's most amazing creatures only come out at night, so your dive doesn't have to end when the sun goes down. You will learn how to enter and exit the water, use specialized equipment, and how to communicate and dive with a buddy at night or in limited visibility. You will earn the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility Specialty certification after completing this program.

     Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

    Included

    Included:

    • E-book
    • Final certificate

    NOT Included

    NOT Included:

    • Scuba equipment rental
    • Photos & videos

    Perfect Buoyancy - 2D

    Price: from 165 USD

    Standard name: Peak performance buoyancy

    Dive course length: 2 days / about 2 dives

    Minimum Experience is requested:

    Perfect Buoyancy minimum experience

    Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

    Minimum divers age: 10

    Additional requirements: Authorization for minors. Medical certificate of good health.

    Dive course description: Do you want to increase your buoyancy control, minimize your breathing gas consumption, or move effortlessly above the ocean floor? The SSI Perfect Buoyancy program teaches you the skills and techniques needed to maximize your dive experience, increase your comfort in the water, and get the most from your equipment. You will earn the SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty certification.

     Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

    Included

    Included:

    • E-book
    • Final certificate

    NOT Included

    NOT Included:

    • Scuba equipment rental
    • Photos & videos

    Search and Recovery - 2D

    Price: from 165 USD

    Standard name: Search and recovery diver

    Dive course length: 2 days / about 3 dives

    Minimum Experience is requested:

    Search and Recovery minimum experience

    Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

    Minimum divers age: 11

    Additional requirements: Authorization for minors. Medical certificate of good health.

    Dive course description: This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely plan and conduct search and recovery dives. You will learn about search patterns, specialized dive plans, underwater communication, and how to recover small to medium-sized objects using specialized equipment like lift bags. You will earn the SSI Search and Recovery Specialty certification after completing this program.

     Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

    Included

    Included:

    • E-book
    • Final certificate

    NOT Included

    NOT Included:

    • Scuba equipment rental
    • Photos & videos

    Sidemount - 3D

    Price: from 276 USD

    Standard name: Sidemount diver

    Dive course length: 3 days / about 3 dives

    Minimum Experience is requested:

    Sidemount minimum experience

    Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

    Minimum dives: 24

    Minimum divers age: 18

    Additional requirements: Medical certificate of good health.

    Dive course description: Extended Range Sidemount Diving is already common practice for many wreck and cave divers. Now the benefits are being discovered by more and more also recreational divers. The ease of movement without a heavy tank on your back and a new feeling of buoyancy are enticing advantages of the diving style. You will earn the SSI Extended Range Sidemount Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.

     Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

    Included

    Included:

    • E-book
    • Final certificate

    NOT Included

    NOT Included:

    • Scuba equipment rental
    • Photos & videos

    Marine Ecology - 2D

    Price: from 165 USD

    Standard name: Underwater naturalist

    Dive course length: 2 days / about 2 dives

    Minimum Experience is requested:

    Marine Ecology minimum experience

    Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

    Minimum divers age: 10

    Additional requirements: Authorization for minors. Medical certificate of good health.

    Dive course description: This program provides a general understanding of the complex and exciting science of marine ecology, which is the study of how organisms interact with each other and the environment, the flow of energy through communities, and the link between ocean ecosystems. You will earn the SSI Marine Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.

     Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

    Included

    Included:

    • E-book
    • Final certificate

    NOT Included

    NOT Included:

    • Scuba equipment rental
    • Photos & videos

    Navigation - 2D

    Price: from 165 USD

    Standard name: Underwater navigator

    Dive course length: 2 days / about 2 dives

    Minimum Experience is requested:

    Navigation minimum experience

    Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

    Minimum divers age: 10

    Additional requirements: Authorization for minors. Medical certificate of good health.

    Dive course description: This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably navigate underwater during a dive. You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distance, basic navigation patterns and how to leave and return to a designated point. You will earn the SSI Navigation Specialty certification after completing this program.

     Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

    Included

    Included:

    • E-book
    • Final certificate

    NOT Included

    NOT Included:

    • Scuba equipment rental
    • Photos & videos

    Wreck Diving - 3D

    Price: from 221 USD

    Standard name: Wreck diver

    Dive course length: 3 days / about 3 dives

    Minimum Experience is requested:

    Wreck Diving minimum experience

    Min. Experience: Beginner diver/Open water diver

    Minimum divers age: 10

    Additional requirements: Authorization for minors. Medical certificate of goog health.

    Dive course description: Many of the ocean's best dive sites have artificial reefs, or wrecks that have sunk through the ages. This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to safely scuba dive above and around these underwater treasures. You will earn the SSI Wreck Diving certification after completing this program.

     Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

    Included

    Included:

    • E-book
    • Final certificate

    NOT Included

    NOT Included:

    • Scuba equipment rental
    • Photos & videos




    Technical courses

    Extended Range Nitrox Diving - 5D

    Price: from 397 USD

    Standard name: Tec 40

    Dive course length: 5 days / about 5 dives

    Minimum Experience is requested:

    Extended Range Nitrox Diving minimum experience

    Min. Experience: Experienced/advance diver

    Minimum dives: 24

    Minimum divers age: 16

    Additional requirements: Deep Certification. Nitrox Certification. Medical certificate of good health.

    Dive course description: This program provides the knowledge and experience required to independently plan and conduct limited decompression dives to a maximum depth of 40 meters, using nitrox mixtures up to 50%. This entry-level program introduces you to the Extended Range training techniques and skills, and can be completed wearing a standard single-cylinder equipment configuration. You will earn the SSI Extended Range Nitrox Diving certification after completing this program.

     Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

    Included

    Included:

    • E-book
    • Nitrox refills.
    • Final certificate

    NOT Included

    NOT Included:

    • Scuba equipment rental
    • Photos & videos

    Extended Range - 6D

    Price: from 496 USD

    Standard name: Tec 45

    Dive course length: 6 days / about 7 dives

    Minimum Experience is requested:

    Extended Range minimum experience

    Min. Experience: Experienced/advance diver

    Minimum dives: 50

    Minimum divers age: 18

    Additional requirements: Nitrox diving. Deep Diving. Medical certificate.

    Dive course description: The SSI Extended Range program qualifies you to dive to a depth of 45 meters / 145 feet using nitrox mixtures of up to 100%. The program can be completed wearing a complete Extended Range Total Diving System, appropriate for single gas switch, accelerated decompression diving. You will earn the SSI Extended Range certification after completing this program.

     Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

    Included

    Included:

    • E-book
    • Nitrox refills.
    • Final certificate

    NOT Included

    NOT Included:

    • Scuba equipment rental
    • Photos & videos

    Technical Extended Range - 7D

    Price: from 1,324 USD

    Standard name: Tec trimix diver

    Dive course length: 7 days / about 7 dives

    Minimum Experience is requested:

    Technical Extended Range minimum experience

    Min. Experience: Experienced/advance diver

    Minimum dives: 70

    Minimum divers age: 18

    Additional requirements: Science of Diving, Diver Stress & Rescue, Extended Range or Full Cave Diving or Technical Wreck Diving. Medical certificate of good health.

    Dive course description: The intent of the SSI Technical Extended Range program is to provide divers with the training necessary to independently plan and conduct two-gas switch, multiple-stop decompression dives to depths of up to 60 meters / 200 feet, using specialized diving equipment and procedures with an equally-qualified dive buddy. You will earn the SSI Technical Extended Range (with or without Trimix) certification after completing this program.

     Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

    Included

    Included:

    • E-book
    • Nitrox and trimix refills.
    • Final certificate

    NOT Included

    NOT Included:

    • Scuba equipment rental
    • Extra dives

    Dive boat

    Zodiac at Marina in Roccella Jonica

    Zodiac at Marina in Roccella Jonica

    Zodiac at Marina in Roccella Jonica

    Model: Zodiac Classic

    boat technical data
    Lenght: 7.5 m
    Width: 3 m
    Speeds: 20 knots
    Engine: 250 HP
    Gusest: 24
    Crew: 2

    Boat features and services: Custom built for diving and Non-diver (snorkeler) friendly

    Boat navigation and safety: First aid kit, Crew trained in first aid, Fishfinder, GPS, Life vests, Oxygen, Oxygen therapy, Radio VHF/DSC/SSB and Satellite & mobile phones


    Dive team

    Mr. Francesco Tedesco

    Mr. Francesco Tedesco

    Trimix Instructor

    Specialized in Deep Air and Technical dives. His experience as a diver in the Navy is his business card!

    Mrs. Roberta Eliodoro

    Mrs. Roberta Eliodoro

    Manager and Dive Instructor

    Languages spoken: English and Italian

    Specialized in Underwater Archeology and Marine Biology. Sympathy, professionalism, passion & immense love for Calabria!

    Mr. Francesco Tedesco

    Mr. Francesco Tedesco

    Trimix Instructor

    Specialized in Deep Air and Technical dives. His experience as a diver in the Navy is his business card!

    Mrs. Roberta Eliodoro

    Mrs. Roberta Eliodoro

    Manager and Dive Instructor

    Languages spoken: English and Italian

    Specialized in Underwater Archeology and Marine Biology. Sympathy, professionalism, passion & immense love for Calabria!

    Dive sites

    Seahorses pit dive site

    Seahorses pit

    Seahorses pit

    Seahorses pit

    Beginner divers
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 1 - 40m
    Current: none - slight
    Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
    Dive type: Muck dive and Night dive
    The sandy bottom, usually considered boring, can reserve interesting encounters as seahorses, here habitual and present in both species attested in Italy, Hyppocampus hyppocampus and Hyppocampus guttulatus.
    It’s also common to meet different species of octopus (Octopus vulgaris and Octopus macropus) in their dens, fascinating flying gurnards (Dactylopterus volitans), big weever fish (Trachinus draco), numerous mullets (Mullus barbatus), camouflaged turbots (Bothus podas), and torpedoes and pearly razor fish (Xyrichthys novacula), locally called “surici”.
    Depending on the season of the year, you can meet sea hares (Aplisya depilans), small barracuda (Sphyrena sphyrena) or large barrel jellyfish (Rhizostoma pulmo).
    The bottom is moreover animated by anemones, sea slugs and starfish. If you are lucky, you can meet and photograph pelagic fishes such as the sunfish (Mola mola) or the eagle-ray.

    Pasubio wreck dive site

    Pasubio wreck

    Pasubio wreck

    Pasubio wreck

    Experienced/advance divers
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 35 - 43m
    Visibility: 10 - 30m, average visibility is 20m
    Current: none - moderate
    Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
    Dive type: Ambience, Deep and Wreck
    The Pasubio wreck is one of the most fascinating shipwreck of the southern Ionian coast of Calabria. It was a steamer 90 m long, torpedoed by a British submarine and sunk in 1943 off the coast of Roccella Jonica.
    The wreck lies on the sandy bottom, 43 m deep, slightly skidded on the left flank; the ship’s superstructures begin at the depth of 34 m, while the big propeller is 42/43 m deep.
    To reach the wreck's site, we sail 10 minutes by rubber boat, diving along the descent rope. One dive is not enough to explore the entire wreck and usually we plan two distinct dives: one from amidships to the bow and another one from mid-ship to the stern.

    Greek underwater archaeological site of Kaulon dive site

    Greek underwater archaeological site of Kaulon

    Greek underwater archaeological site of Kaulon

    Greek underwater archaeological site of Kaulon

    Snorkelers are welcome
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 1 - 7m
    Visibility: 10 - 20m, average visibility is 15m
    Current: none - slight
    Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
    Dive type: Archeology, Exploratory and Shoal
    The archaeological area of the ancient greek city of Kaulon (or rather Kaulonia) lies near Punta Stilo, in the territory of the municipality of Monasterace Marina, along the Ionian coast of the province of Reggio Calabria. It is made up of both the Archaeological Park with a nice little Museum and the Archaeological Underwater Area in the sea section in front of the Park, where it’s possible to dive to see the underwater Archaeological Site of Kaulonia.
    Over the centuries, due to a progressive phenomenon of coastal erosion and bradyseism, there has been a profound change in the coastline, which is backward compared to the age of the greek colony. According to recent geo-archaeological studies, it appears that the coastline in front of the Kaulonia city, in the Greek age, was about 300 m further to the east than the present, as well as being characterized by a slightly arched shape.

    Kingstown wreck dive site

    Kingstown wreck

    Kingstown wreck

    Kingstown wreck

    Snorkelers are welcome
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 2 - 10m
    Visibility: 5 - 20m, average visibility is 10m
    Current: none - moderate
    Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
    Dive type: Ambience, Shoal and Wreck
    Locally known as Kingstown or Kingdom, the wreck of this Swedish shipyard lies today on the sandy backdrop of the Guardavalle coast (CZ). The ship, about 72 m long, was launched in 1965 under the name of Frigg and changed name several times to the name of Marineta in 1990 (owner Kasem Shipping Ltd. Kingstown).
    It is with this name that on January 5, 1993, while sailing from Turkey to La Nouvelle with a cauldron cargo, he suffered a turmoil on the helm due to the bad weather, resulting in flooding of the engine room, and sank 4 miles North of Punta Stilo.

    "Admiral Millo" Submarine wreck dive site

    "Admiral Millo" Submarine wreck

    "Admiral Millo" Submarine wreck

    Professional divers
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 64 - 72m
    Current: none - moderate
    Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
    Dive type: Ambience, Deep and Wreck
    It was March 1942 when the great oceanic submarine of the Italian Navy “Admiral Millo” sank off the coast of Punta Stilo, torpedoed by the British submarine “Ultimatum” along the coastline of the southern Ionian sea, while was sailing on the sea surface towards the base of Taranto, during return from a mission near Malta. Only 15 sailors of the crew managed to save their lives, while 57 sailors still lie inside the submarine, which is a veritable memorial shrine. The dive on “Admiral Millo” Submarine Wreck is not a dive like the others… it’s a quiet visit to a holy place! The aura emanated by his tragic story – the last mission of the Millo and his torpedoing – drives the divers to get down here to honor those fallen, symbol of all who are dead at sea.

    Alvah wreck at Cannitello dive site

    Alvah wreck at Cannitello

    Alvah wreck at Cannitello

    Alvah wreck at Cannitello

    Experienced/advance divers
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 30 - 55m
    Current: none - moderate
    Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
    Dive type: Ambience, Exploratory and Wreck
    In Cannitello, in the narrowest point of the Strait of Messina, at a depth between 30 and 55 m, there’s a shipwreck known as “U Vapuri” and recently identified with the ship “Alvah”. It was a freighter carrying grain which, according to the fishermen stories, in a night of early 1900, collided with another boat and sank, while was trying to gain the Calabrian shore. The hull lies upside down on the steep sea bottom, divided into two parts, with the bow facing the shore 30 m deep and the stern at 55 m, where the propeller blades sprout from the sand.
    Densely populated by fishes, the hull is fully covered by sponges, nudibranchs, huge starfishes and some species of coelenterates, especially abundant specimens of Leptosamia pruvoti, thanks to which the wreck has earned the definition of “yellow wreck”!

    Rigoletto wreck dive site

    Rigoletto wreck

    Rigoletto wreck

    Rigoletto wreck

    Beginner divers
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 0 - 35m
    Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
    Dive type: Ambience and Wreck
    The “Rigoletto” is one of the most fascinating wrecks of the Strait of Messina. It was a factory ship with large cargo holds, 105 m long, sunk in the 50s near the Messina shore. It was carrying cars, which are easily visible even today in its holds. It’s impressive to see the large propeller blades, which stand out at 35 m against the blue background. Wreck full of life, encrusted by numerous benthic species (colored sponges, urchins, transparent sea squirts, starfish, sea slugs) and surrounded by dense shoals of various fish species. Congers and large moray eels are common meetings among the wreck crevices.

    German Cargo Barge dive site

    German Cargo Barge

    German Cargo Barge

    German Cargo Barge

    Experienced/advance divers
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 36 - 44m
    Current: none - slight
    Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
    Dive type: Ambience and Wreck
    It’s a small German barge, 50 m long, that sank during World War II, when was used for the coastal cabotage. There’s no certainty about the content of its load.
    Now it lies on a sandy seabed, parallel to the beach, with the bow facing north 36 m deep and with the stern 44 m deep. Its state of conservation is very good and, thanks to its small size, we can explore it entirely from stem to stern in a single dive.
    The wreck external structures are still intact and have a low level of colonization, which allows divers to recognize easily the various components of the structure. This wreck has a great photographic interest, in fact, its small size and the brightly light that penetrates from the surface allow divers to photograph it in all its extension.

    The "Motta" at Palmi dive site

    The "Motta" at Palmi

    The

    The "Motta" at Palmi

    Experienced/advance divers
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 20 - 60m
    Current: slight - moderate
    Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
    Dive type: Deep and Wall
    This dive point is close to the beach of the ancient fishing village of “Marinella” at Palmi, on the Tyrrhenian “Costa Viola”, facing a rocky ridge known as “Punta Motta”. The scenery outside is breathtaking, with high vertical rock walls, and the underwater environment doesn’t disappoint the expectations.
    Looking up into the blue, often we can meet pelagic fishes, such as snappers (Dentex dentex), shoals of barracuda (Sphyraena sphyraena) and bonitos (Sarda sarda), in addition to large groupers (Epinephelus marginatus).
    At around 30 m depth, there’s an imposing rocky spire, entirely covered with colorful sponges and large purple gorgonian fans (Paramuricea clavata), on whose branches there are dense colonies of transparent sea squirts (Clavelina lepadiformis). There are of course several species of nudibranchs and mollusks in general, in an immersion of high biological interest and of photographic interest, which doesn’t disappoint even the most demanding divers.

    Captain Antonio wreck dive site

    Captain Antonio wreck

    Captain Antonio wreck

    Captain Antonio wreck

    Snorkelers are welcome
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 6 - 12m
    Current: none - moderate
    Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
    Dive type: Ambience, Shoal and Wreck
    This is the wreck of an Italian merchant ship, sunk in the waters off the town of Santa Caterina dello Jonio (CZ). It’s now divided into two parts, lying a short distance from each another, and is partially penetrable. The wreck is always surrounded by dense shoals of damselfish and small bluefish; there are also numerous big red mullets, white seabreams and saddled seabreams. On the sheets of the motor ship there are large swaying spiral tubeworms and anemones; numerous also the urchins. It’s common to meet beautiful specimen of nudibranchs, anemones-hermit crab and octopus.

    Croakers Cave at Bagnara dive site

    Croakers Cave at Bagnara

    Croakers Cave at Bagnara

    Croakers Cave at Bagnara

    Experienced/advance divers
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 25 - 50m
    Current: none - moderate
    Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
    Dive type: Ambience, Cave and Deep
    T’s one of the most spectacular, various and rich in biodiversity dive site of the “Costa Viola” (that means Violet Coast). We reach the site by boat, which usually stops in a small bay, on the beach of which is built a little church dedicated to St. Elias. The interior walls are covered with sponges, long-spined sea urchins (Centrostephanus longispinus) and yellow flower corals (Leptopsammia pruvoti), among which there are numerous nudibranchs. After getting out from this “gully-cave”, we are on the top of a vertical wall, that runs down up to over 60 m and it’s thickly covered by large purple gorgonian fans (Paramuricea clavata), as well as numerous species of colorful sponges, encrusting or branching. Everything is animated by shoals of pinkish Anthias anthias, plus the presence of two-banded seabreams, saddled breams and groupers.

    Prairie of Spiral tube-worms at Archi dive site

    Prairie of Spiral tube-worms at Archi

    Prairie of Spiral tube-worms at Archi

    Prairie of Spiral tube-worms at Archi

    Experienced/advance divers
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 5 - 50m
    Current: slight - moderate
    Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
    Dive type: Ambience, Exploratory and Shoal
    In the stretch of sea off a beach in the northern outskirts of Reggio Calabria, in the locality known as “Archi”, a wide expanse of fine white sand is the home for a large number of invertebrates and fishes.
    The site is ideal for both daily and night dives and never disappoints fans of underwater photography and of marine biology. What really excites the divers is the dense “prairie” of large spiral tube-worms (Sabella spallanzanii) that, from 5 m to 20-25 m depth, makes the bottom alive: isolated or collected in huge “bouquet”, these fascinating polychaete annelids, leave their tufts swaying and create “fireworks” on the bottom. Moreover, got used to the strong currents of the Strait of Messina, they don’t retract immediately their tufts during the passage of the divers, allowing them a good observation and to take many pictures.

    White Rock cliff at Saline Joniche dive site

    White Rock cliff at Saline Joniche

    White Rock cliff at Saline Joniche

    White Rock cliff at Saline Joniche

    Beginner divers
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 8 - 30m
    Current: slight - moderate
    Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
    Dive type: Ambience and Shoal
    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.

    Fort Missanabie wreck dive site

    Fort Missanabie wreck

    Fort Missanabie wreck

    Fort Missanabie wreck

    Professional divers
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 54 - 74m
    Current: none - moderate
    Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
    Dive type: Ambience, Deep and Wreck
    The “Fort Missanabie” is the shipwreck of a English cargo tank, torpedoed in May 1944. On the seabed, the view of the wreck, broken in two parts, is really impressive: the half with the armed stern is upright, with the majestic propellers raised from the bottom, while the half with the bow lies upside-down perpendicularly. The wreck is surrounded by dense shoals of Anthias anthias; there are many breams and snappers; shipwreck structures hide usually groupers, moray eels, conger eels.

    The "Mountain" of Scylla Reef dive site

    The "Mountain" of Scylla Reef

    The

    The "Mountain" of Scylla Reef

    Experienced/advance divers
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 18 - 60m
    Current: slight - moderate
    Water temperature: 14 - 26℃
    Dive type: Ambience, Deep and Reef
    Business card for the seabed of Scylla, this site has unique characteristics in the Mediterranean Sea and a benthos so colored to satisfy the more demanding divers.
    We are in the realm of coelenterates, marine colonial invertebrates that have colored these waters to the point of making them comparable to tropical seas. Among these there’s a gorgonian, the Paramuricea clavata, that covers densely the walls of the main pinnacle; commonly red, here it’s present in its variant color yellow or bicolor. These thin out only in the upper half of the reef, where there are groups of Astroides calycularis and some Eunicella cavolinii. On the sandy plateau above the “Mountain” huge Cerianthus membranaceus show off their flashy white tentacles with luminescent ends.