Diving and Snorkeling in Sardinia – an underwater paradise

Underwater SardiniaSardinia bursts with colours, aromas and flavours – a true paradise for tourists seeking rest, fun and the beauty of wild, unspoilt nature. The island rewards those who try to discover her marvels, and none more so than lovers of diving and snorkeling who seek the hidden wonders of the deep.

The Sardinian sea is the treasure chest of the Mediterranean, overflowing with beauty and fascinating places to explore. In the protected marine area of Capo Caccia just off the north-western coast, the sheer white cliffs, coral caves and mysterious inlets offer a world of breathtaking wonder to those who choose to enter the tantalizing, turquoize waters. The sea here teems with life, from groupers and snappers, to lobsters and moray eels. In the northern part of the island you will find the Maddalena Archipelago, a national park dotted with small islands and stacks where, beneath the surface, amberjacks, sea bream, snappers and golden groupers swim above a carpet of red gorgonians and sea daisies. If you’re lucky you might also come across some dolphins.

In eastern Sardinia the beaches of the Gulf of Orosei are simply stunning, and must be seen to be believed. You can also explore the rocky coast and its copper coloured caves, where the monk seal, now gone from the Mediterranean, once came to find shelter. The sea in this area is crystal clear, and beneath the surface you will find the silvery barracuda gliding through meadows of swaying sea grass, and other such dreamlike scenes.

Diving in SardiniaIn the south, in the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Cagliari and the Capo Carbonara protected marine area, you can discover ghosts of the past: the sunken wrecks of the Romagna, the Isonzo and the tugboat LT221. Here, as in most of the island, there are numerous, sandy beaches, like those at Villasimius which are sure to take your breath away.

Sardinia invites you to discover its beautiful seas, and asks that you treat them with care and respect.

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