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Faro di Portofino

Discover one of Italy's most breathtaking dive sites, the magnificent wall that stretches to impressive depths of 80 meters. Situated near the buoy and extending towards Portofino, this dive spot offers unparalleled beauty and intrigue. While the deep section remains captivating, it is within the range of 15 to 25 meters where you will encounter a remarkable variety of marine life.

Prepare to be amazed by the underwater spectacle that awaits you. Due to the current, it is common to spot barracudas, massive groupers, octopuses, lobsters, moray eels, snappers, tuna, sea bass, conger eels, snapper, and ombrine. Each dive promises new encounters with these fascinating creatures.

The wall's pinnacle descends to an enticing depth of -26 meters. During your dive, it is recommended to maintain a depth of approximately 18-20 meters on the outward journey and 15-10 meters on the return, ensuring a safe dive without the need for decompression stops. Alternatively, experienced divers can explore the deep dive from the base of the peak towards Portofino, rapidly descending to an exhilarating depth of 65-70 meters. Along the way, you will be captivated by the abundance of magnificent gorgonians and an impressive number of moray eels.

As you ascend, the underwater landscape transforms, revealing brighter areas teeming with fish. At a depth of 15-20 meters, you can choose to return, navigating with the wall on your left and utilizing the return journey for gradual decompression. Look out for the distinctive ridge that separates the wall from the Portofino-facing area; this is an excellent location for shallower decompression stages. Here, close to the wall on the side towards Camogli, you can rest and enjoy the diverse marine life while being sheltered from the current.

Keep in mind that as you depart from the wall, it is crucial to deploy a surface marker buoy, as this area tends to be bustling with activity. After venturing a few meters from the wall towards the open sea, resurface and locate your boat, ensuring clear visibility by keeping the surface buoy properly inflated.

With a visibility of 14 meters and a maximum depth of 28 meters, this dive site suits divers of all levels, from beginners to advanced and expert divers. Immerse yourself in the captivating waters of Italy, just a stone's throw away from La Portofinese, Molo Umberto I, Portofino, Genoa, Liguria, 16038, Italy, and seize the opportunity to explore this extraordinary underwater paradise.

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

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