OUR DIVING SPOTS
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The Orso Diving Club of Poltu Quatu is located in the heart of the Marine Park of La Maddalena, only 2 miles from Caprera Island, 16 miles from the Island of Lavezzi and 18 miles from the Island of Tavolara. This area is well-known as the divers’ “Mediterranean Sanctuary”
They’ll be surprised by the morphologic beauty of this grounds with enormous granite rocks and monoliths forming passages and small caves: a true labyrinth of tunnels, where underwater life of any kind abounds. In particular the dives in the sea of Caprera have two great advantages: on one side, they are sheltered from the common north-west wind; on the other, their position guarantees the absence of strong drifts.
The second zone is located behind the Monaci Island, where the so called “Secche dei Monaci” are located: 8 dive itineraries with nothing to envy to the renowned dives of the Mouths of Bonifacio, showing very similar characteristics to these. In order to appreciate and enjoy these dives (Secca di Grecale, Secca Dorata, Secca di Maestrale, Secca delle Colonne, La Spacca delle Corvine, Secca dell’Uva, Greco dei Monaci and Secca dei Monaci Meda) for the longest time, we suggest the use a mixture of Enriched Air Nitrox 32%.
The dive spots of the Island of Caprera and of the Monaci Island are only 4-6 miles far away from Poltu Quatu
The Shore of the Pope is an Extra Long Distance dive, as it is 18 miles far from Poltu Quatu.
The dive at the Arcades of the Bull is a wonderful shoal, 2Km north of the Island of the Bull, in open sea, with its top at 17m and its bottom at 38m. The name comes from two suggestive arcades at the depth of about 30m, completely covered by giant red gorgons.
The second dive is the Shore of the Bull, 700m far away from the homonymous island. Its top is at 3m, while the maximum depth at 35m. It’s an ideal dive also for beginners, especially because in the first 15m it is possible to see all typical Mediterranean flora and fauna.
Two dives at the top and extremely full of fish ad colours, known and attended by very few divers, absolutely not to miss!
The Cerbicali Islands are 22ml far from Poltu Quatu, about ten miles north of the Island of Lavezzi.