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Permit / Authorization Issue

What are the Park Authorizations and what are they for?

Within the Park area, yachting, sports fishing, diving, and economic activities linked to the sea are allowed by previous issue of specific authorizations only. These can be issued for free or on payment of a sum of money. The income deriving from the authorization issue is one of the most important self-financing sources for the Park Authority. Thanks to this income, the Park can guarantee the regular implementation of its own establishment mission through promotion, environmental education and sensitization activities, as well as control the access to the waters of the Archipelago. Moreover, thanks to it, the Park can sponsor researches and useful facilities offered to visitors, like for instance:

  • the placement of free buoy fields
  • the safety of the water stretches for swimming
  • the recovery of situation of environmental degradation and the delimitation of some dune systems
  • the monitoring of the dolphin population living in the Archipelago
  • the opening of musem structures in the premises of the CEA, the Environmental Education Center in Stagnali, in the island of Caprera
  • the management of the "doggie beach" in the island of Caprera, one of the few beaches for dogs in Sardinia.

For non-residents, the yachting and scuba diving authorizations are issued on payment. As a matter of fact, one of the main goals of Arcipelago di La Maddalena National Park is to correctly inform the public about the activities allowed in the protected area; therefore, with the authorization issued by the Park Authority and the brochures we will hand in with it, we would like to share with visitors the great fragility of this natural place declared Site of Community Importance (SCI) and Special Protection Area (SPA), a precious site for the presence of rare and protected animal species and vegetation, in some cases unique in the Mediterranean.
We would like to remind you that yachting with no permit required before entering the marine area of the Park represents a violation of the rules in force; in this case, the sum of money to be paid for the permit issue at sea after regular control by the personnel will be increased of the 40%. We therefore recommend all boaters to straighten out their position according to the above-mentioned methods.
Moreover, we invite all visitors and boaters to promptly call the police (Harbormaster's Office: tel. 1530 and CFVA: tel. 1515) if, near Mortorio Island, someone should require the payment of an entrance ticket to the Park area, since this is a fraud. 

Payment / authorization issue methods for yachting and diving activities

Authorizations for yachting and diving activities may be obtained as follows:

  1. With an online payment by Credit Card (If you click on this link, it will lead you to the permits issue platform linked to the Paypal safe payment system: it is possible to obtain an online permit also with reduced fees reserved for specific categories).
  2. In one of the 18 Authorized Offices (harbors, agencies, etc.) in the territory of the Municipalities of La Maddalena, Palau, Arzachena, Olbia, Alghero.
  3. At the Park Authority URP Office (Citizens Information Office) in via Giulio Cesare 7 in La Maddalena, where free permits are issued (not available elsewhere). In this case, please contact the offices in advance by calling the number (+39) 0789 790224 and prepare all the required documents.

Opening times of the Citizens Information Office (URP Office) for the issue of the authorizations

From 1st June to 30th September 2012 the Citizens Information Office is open for the issue of the permits on weekdays, from Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Environmental Excursion Guides and Tourist Guides

The Arcipelago di La Maddalena National Park Authority updated, with deliberation no. 545 dated 27.11.2017, the official lists of the Environmental Excursion Guides and Tourist Guides registered in the Sardinia Region and present on the institutional website of the Authority, located in via Giulio Cesare. The updated lists will guarantee more effective information to users. 

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Diving Centers

The Park Authority aims at preserving the seabed from anchorage, safeguarding the divers' safety, and protecting the habitats and the evolution dynamics enabling the implementation of the fish stocks in the whole marine area of the Park. The access to the Protected Diving Spots is therefore allowed only to the diving centers authorized by the Park Authority and provided with an alphanumeric flag used to identify the operators and to confirm they are entitled to practice sports diving.
Each operator - no more than two at the same time for each site - can carry out diving activities with at least two guides for a maximum of 12 divers, while free divers can practice diving in the Protected Diving Spots only if together with the staff of the authorized diving centers.

Authorized Diving Centers

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