Expedition Dive Italy



Steep mountains plunge straight down to marine canyons filled with lush reefs animated by benthic life along this stretch of the Italy’s boot-shaped peninsula. The area is claim to some of the best diving in the Mediterranean as the Calabrian seabed is littered with wrecks of various kinds, both on the Ionian coast and in the Strait of Messina. Discover an oasis of biodiversity, where history is preserved. Divers can also partake in studies of marine archaeology and visit the critter sanctuary including interactions with both long and short-snouted seahorse.

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Noli is located in one of the five oldest maritime republics: Noli, a town rich in history and traditions, with one of the most beautiful villages in North Italy, characterized by its towers and ancient walls as protection of invaders from Zena (genoa).


The Cinque Terre, the five towns, is a string of five old fishing villages perched high on the Italian Riviera in the region Liguria, which until recently were linked only by mule tracks and accessible only by rail or water. To hike along this scenic coastline is the best way to explore the five villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The Cinque Terre is noted for its beauty. Over centuries, people have carefully built terraces to cultivate grapes and olives on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the Mediterranean Sea.

The breathtaking views of harbors far below the wild but hospitable coastline along with the medieval fortresses and plentiful vines and vibrant colours make this a memorable holiday.

Calabria’s rugged mountains, old-fashioned villages and dramatic coastline provide a fantastic short dive expedition with guided excursions to discover some the Mediterranean’s best kept diving secrets in the sunbaked region of Italy. Divers combine reef, wreck, archaeological and critter aquatic adventures in the crystal blue Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas with its stunning ancient origins on land.

Projecting into the Mediterranean Sea, Italy tempts divers with an extremely long coastline, myriad islands and warm, clear water. If you’re interested in wreck diving, be sure to see the Saint Lucia, off the coast of Rome. This WWII wreck is excellent to photograph, as the propeller waits in suspended animation. Portofino is also the birthplace of Italian diving. Sorrento is typified by the same topography found on shore: Steep drop-offs, caves and caverns. Don’t miss out on the many islands that dot the exterior of the peninsula. These are a special treat for divers of any experience level. Isole Pontine, a volcanic archipelago between Rome and Naples that includes Ponza and Ventotene Islands, offers caves, caverns, grottoes and wrecks.
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