Sardinia, is the second largest Italian island, situated in the Mediterranean sea between Corsicaand Tunisia. Oasis hilly with mountains and hills that can reach 1,834 meters above sea level, Sardinia also has a beautiful coastline bordered by turquoise waters. The infinite variations of blue and the rock formations are part of the natural beauties of the island, be ready to fall in love with this destination during your diving stay.
Where to dive ? Maddalena island: gallura and north east coast
The Sardinian dive sites are many and varied :
South, in the Cagliari’s golf, you will dive world war II wrecks lying at 30 meters deep. The Carlo forte dive site is incredible if you want to swim with school of tunas. Also, if you like archelogy, feel free to dive the Nora dive site where Punic-roman ruins are sleeping for centuries.
Northeast, in the heart of the Tavolara Reserve , the Sec del Papa is a magnificent dive site for snorkeling, barracudas and moray eels. Close to Cap Caccia, theCave of Nereo is famous for its splendid red coral. The Magdalena National Park is also home to one of the most beautiful collections of Roman wrecks.
When to go diving in Sardinia?
The climate in Sardinia is Mediterranean, offering mild temperatures all year round. The best months to dive are September and October just after the summer crowds of tourist.
Scuba diving conditions
The visibly in Sardinia is generally good, you will enjoy clear water with 15 to 30 meters visibility.
The sea currents have little or no presence on the island except in the north where the current can be strong.
Difficulty: Sardinia is the ideal place to start your open water diver course. The richness of the marine fauna will also attract underwater photographers and the antique remains will delight history fans.
The water temperature ranges from 14 °C in winter to 26 °C in summer.
What to see udnerwater?
All the richness of the Mediterranean fauna can be found in Sardinia. In its turquoise waters evolve, in complete tranquility, many species of pelagic such as tunas or Barracudas. Lying on the sand, it is common to see sting rays. In the many cracks, moray, congress, grouper and octopus have their domicile. Finally, on seagrass or on reefs, you will probably encounter sars, soaps or even scorpion fish.
If you are lucky, you can even cross from the surface, some dolphins players.