Diving in Sardinia unlocks the door to a fascinating underwater world. Untouched coral reefs, a multitude of fish species, as well as dolphins and lots of old shipwrecks - Sardinia under water is a biologically intact, exciting marine world just waiting to be admired.
DivingDiving in Sardinia unlocks the door to a fascinating underwater world. Untouched coral reefs, a multitude of fish species, as well as dolphins and lots of old shipwrecks – Sardinia under water is a biologically intact, exciting marine world just waiting to be admired.
In the north-westof the island around Capo Caccia, there is an underwater labyrinth of countless grottoes (such as Grotte di Nettuno) and tunnels, many of which host fascinating stalactite formations and colourful coral.
In the north-east on the Costa Smeralda, diving centres in Capriccioli organise diving expeditions to the Archipels of La Maddalenda National Park. This protected natural area is replete with reefs and a seaweed-covered, sandy sea bed at around 10 metres in depth – making it particularly ideal for beginners and snorkellers.
In the south-east at Villasimius, around one hundred sunken ships have found their final resting place. Not far away is the marine reservation of Capo Carbonara, which stretches from Capo Boi to the island of Serpentera. Despite being a popular diving destination during the summer months, its underwater world remains biologically intact. Divers and snorkellers can wonder at gigantic cowries and a multitude of fish, turtles and dolphins.
In Capo Spartivento in the south-west of Sardinia, directly opposite the virgin Baia Chia, there are various relics of ancient ships and amphorae. Not far away is Cala Cipolla, which shelters reefs at a depth of 25 metres. Here, divers will come across small granite rocks populated by colourful corals and molluscs.
Would you like to book a diving excursion, hire equipment or complete your diving licence? Ask the Sardegna team – we’d be delighted to assist!