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Ventotene and S. Stefano Under the Sea

It is enough to dive for a few moments in the limpid waters of Ventotene to be enchanted by the scenery that appears before our eyes: scarlet sponges covering the walls of the caves, gorgonians, purple and blue limestone formations that look like tropical coral, clusters and rings of mollusc eggs, corbs and and damselfish.
Frequent encounters with large fish such as groupers and white seabreams that let themselves be approached without fear because they are no longer disturbed by fishermen, living in a protected marine area. Admire the play of light filtering down from the surface to where the blue fades into the most inaccessible blue. The particularity of diving in Ventotene and S. Stefano is also given by the extreme variety of the seabed: sandy, with extensive posidonia meadows, with wide walls, caves, arches and ravines. In the sea of Ventotene it is still possible to observe archaeological finds from ships sunk in Roman times, the most significant ones are now kept in the Municipal Archaeological Museum. To enjoy the beauties of the sea of Ventotene and S. Stefano, we suggest you to go to the diving centres on the island, which are equipped with modern equipment and excellent staff who can guide and assist you with professionalism and safety. Remember that you are diving in the waters of a protected marine area, respect this environment and leave everything in its place, thus giving those who come after you the chance to enjoy the same spectacle.

Here are the main diving spots:

Barracuda, Molara Shoal in Ventotene
Barracuda, Molara Shoal in Ventotene
Le Sconciglie
Map with diving spot
Typology: Diving
Interest: Photography
S. Lucia Wreck
Map with diving spot
Typology: Diving
Interest: Marine Wildlife
La Secchitella
Map with diving spot
Typology: Diving
Interest: Flora, Marine Wildlife
The shoal of the Capri cliffs
Map with diving spot
Typology: Diving
Interest: Flora, Marine Wildlife, Photography
Punta dell'Arco (Arc End)
Map with diving spot
Typology: Diving
Interest: Flora, Wrecks
Grotta dei Gamberi (Shrimp Cave)
Map with diving spot
Typology: Diving
La Molara
Map with diving spot
Typology: Diving
Interest: Marine Wildlife, Wrecks
IV Dock
Map with diving spot
Typology: Diving
Interest: Marine Wildlife
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