Diving in Italy 2011: dozens of resorts offer visitors fascinating underwater tours along the Italian coast, where tourists can get acquainted with the flora and fauna of the Mediterranean and see the wreckage of sunken ships.
Diving on Sardinia is considered as one of the most fascinating. Such Sicilian cities and located nearby small islands as Taormina, Lampedusa, Pantelleria, Ustica and Syracuse offer a unique diving experience. On Sicily there are its own legends. For example, the town of Aci Trezza and its famous Cyclops rock, where, according to the legend, Odysseus was captured by the monster. Today on this cliff are organized special diving tours.
Pontus archipelago with Ponza and Ventotene islands is another region of Italy, where diving is being actively developed. These islands are also connected with the name of the legendary Odysseus. They are located next to the famous center for beach holidays - Riviera Odysseus.
Diving on the Elba Island has received additional impetus for the development after local waters became famous as the homeland of octopus-prophet Paul, who predicted the results of matches of the FIFA World Cup in 2010. Today's most popular diving region on the Elba is Punta de Fetovaia with bright and rich underwater world.
Sardinia Island always stands out for its exceptionally clean coastal waters. Despite the abundance of schools for diving in Sardinia, the best option to get acquainted with the Neptune kingdom on Sardinia is Diving Centre Tavolara located 12km south of Olbia. It offers tours on a small island of Tavolara, where are organized dives at a depth of 35 meters. This area is called Secca del Papa.
And, of course, yachting. Today almost all major resorts in Italy offer the possibility to rent a yacht with professional diving instructor, certified by PADI. Tour on a yacht along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Aeolian islands promises a lot of exciting moments.
Photo: Marina Naidion