scuba diving in italy
SCUBA Diving Italy, Haven Wreck

Italian's have a passion for SCUBA diving. SCUBAPRO, MARES, CRESSI SUB, COLTRI SUB and other manufacturers of diving equipment are originally Italia companies. The entire coastline of Italy offers some chance to SCUBA dive. The majority of the recreational SCUBA  diving to be done in Italy is deeper than 20 meters, and you need to ensure you review all your basic skills and dive safe.

SCUBA Diving in Italy is not like the Caribbean or Red Sea, the depth is deeper, the visibility could be less than 10 meters, and you need a wet suit. This style of diving means you normally only do one or two dives during the day. Which works out great considering you can dive in the morning and then visit Venice in the afternoon.

Wrecks are the main attraction (in my opinion), I have visited over 100 thus far and have another 100+ on the list to do. Some are just scrap piles and require a bit of imagination others are still fully intact and offer plenty to explore. Many of the wrecks are at the limit of Advanced Divers, and it would be best to be skilled in Extended Range or Deep Tech Certified Divers to fully enjoy.

Caves are popular in Italy and many dive area's will take you through trenches and small grotto's. You need to ensure you are properly trained to do any type  of dive, in Italy they do not always control cards as closely as in US destinations, so listen to the dive plan and dive within your comfort level.

There are several national parks established and over the past few years with the warming of the water and control of commercial fishing, you can dive and enjoy underwater naturalist.

WHERE TO SCUBA DIVE IN ITALY

 

SCUBA Diving Sites in Italy

SCUBA Diving Italy, Haven Wreck

Italian's have a passion for SCUBA diving. The entire coastline of Italy offers visitors a chance to SCUBA dive. The majority of the recreational SCUBA  diving to can done in Italy is deeper than 20 meters, and you need to ensure you review all your basic skills and dive safe.

Maps of SCUBA Diving Sites in Italy

Established Marine Parks in Italy for SCUBA Diving

SCUBA diving in Italy, Underwater Parks

Protected Marine Reserve
Projected Marine Park
National Park
 Area of interest

1. Isola di Gallinara 25. Isole Pelagie
2. Grotta e isola di Bergeggi 26. Capo Passero
3. Golfo Portofino 27. Pantani di Vindicari
4. Cinque Terre 28. Isole Ciclopi
5. Secche della Meloria 29. Grotte di Aci Castello
6. Parco nazionale dell'Arcipelago Toscano 30. Isola Capo Rizzuto
7. Monti dell'Uccellina, Formiche di Grosseto, foce dell'Ombrone, Talamone 31. Porto Cesareo
8. Secche di Torpaterno 32. Penisola Salentina (grotte Zinzulusa e Romanelli)
9. Isole Pontine 33. Torre Guaceto
10. Ventotene e Santo Stefano 34. Isole Tremiti (parco nazionale del Gargano)
11. Monte di Scauri 35. Torre Cerrano
12. Punta Campanella 36. Parco marino del Piceno
13. Regno di Nettuno 37. Costa del monte Conero
14. Isola di Capri 38. Miramare
15. S.Maria di Castellabate 39. Parco nazionale della Maddalena
16. Costa degli Infreschi 40. Capo Testa-Punta Falcone
17. Costa di Maratea 41. Isola dell'Asinara
18. Isole Eolie 42. Capo Caccia - Isola Piana
19. Monte a Capo Gallo 43. Penisola del Sinis, isola di Mal di Ventre
20. Ustica 44. Isola di San Pietro
21. Promontorio monte Cofano 45. Capo Spartivento - Capo Teulada
22. Stagnone di Marsala 46. Capo Carbonara
23. Isole Egadi 47. Golfo Orosei - Capo Monte Santu
24. Isola di Pantelleria 48. Isola Tavolara - Capo Coda Cavallo
      49. Torre del Cerrano

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