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Located near the tourist port of Riva di Traiano in Italy, this dive site offers a diverse and captivating underwater experience. With a minimum depth of 10 meters and a maximum depth reaching around 27 meters, divers can explore a combination of flat sand, rocks, and rock tongues (canaloni) adorned with vibrant yellow gorgonians and red coral colonies.

This site is teeming with marine life, including sea bream, nudibranchs, moray eels, conger eels, and lobsters. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced diver, this dive is suitable for all skill levels. Just a short 5-minute boat ride south from the port exit, you'll anchor near a large sandbank enveloped by a striking wall measuring 4-5 meters in height. The wall is particularly intriguing due to its captivating splits and small caves formed towards the bottom.

The dive presents numerous possible routes for exploration, allowing divers to venture below 20 meters. One popular route follows a northwest or southwest direction towards the open sea until reaching a depth of 16 meters. At this point, one of the rock canals will guide you to a depth of approximately 23 to 27 meters. Along these canals, you'll encounter an abundance of yellow gorgonians, which transition into rich clusters of red coral from 18 meters onwards. The rocky ravines are often adorned with various species of nudibranchs and lobsters.

As you ascend towards the anchor point, you can choose to explore the walls or the open spaces adorned with sand and rocks. Keep an eye out for moray eels, conger eels, scorpionfish, snappers, and schools of sea bream. The final portion of the dive, between 10 and 15 meters, offers the opportunity to investigate deep caves nestled at the base of the walls near the anchorage. You may encounter groupers, corvines, torpedoes, scorpionfish, lobsters, octopuses, and even squid, making it an ideal spot for night diving.

With visibility reaching 9 meters and a maximum depth of 21 meters, this dive site in Italy's Riva di Traiano offers an unforgettable underwater exploration suitable for divers of all levels. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced diver, this captivating dive will leave you in awe of the diverse marine life and fascinating underwater formations that await you. Located near Boccelle, Civitavecchia, Roma Capitale, Lazio, this dive site showcases the natural beauty of the Italian coast.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 3, 2023

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