DIVING in SARDINIA
Our diving spots
Click on the name for more information about the diving spot
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”
This area is divided in two zones: the back sides of the Islands of Caprera and of The Monaci Island. The dives of Caprera are effectuated near the coast (ideal also for snorkeling), on sea grounds and walls quickly reaching the depth of 40 meters. These dives are ideal both for Open Water Divers and for the Advanced Divers.
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
Towards north, to the Bonifacio Strait, there is a dozen of dive spots between Corsica, with its Marine Park of Lavezzi, and Sardinia, with its Marine Park of the Archipelago de La Maddalena. Dives in the corsic area are characterized by a huge quantity of fish. At the “City of the Groupers” of Lavezzi, famous all over the world, giant groupers very friendly with the divers. On the shoals of “Ponente”, “Pilone”, “Banco”, “Ostro” and “Sperduti” you’ll be sure to see a lot of typical lair fishes like groupers, shadefish, breams, rocklings and morays, as well as free water fishes like amberjacks, dentexes and barracudas. All these dives have a maximum depth of 30 meters, with an average of nearly 15 meters. Therefore they are appropriate for Open Water Divers too. On the other side, the Sardinian area is characterized by the beauty of its underwater paths. The shoals of “Spargi”, “Mezzogiorno”, “Budelli” and “Razzoli” have a highly spectacular morphology, with castles of granite raising up from the sandy ground, in vertical walls of 20-30 meters, covered by the greatest red gorgons of the Mediterranean already at the depth of 15 meters.
The main differences between the full-day and the standard excursion with two dives is mainly in the time of the stop between the first and second dive which goes from one hour to three hours with enormous advantages on the bottom time and safety in the second dive and lunch on board.
Moreover the full-day will allow you to spend a day enyoing the sea in comfort and relax in one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean.
Marine Park of Lavezzi in Corsica (France) Much appreciated excursion and also suitable for snorkelers, freedivers and sea lovers in general. The famous dive at the City of Groupers will be combined with another in the same area also suitable for Open Water.
Prices: Diver € 150 No diver € 100
Marine Park of Tavolara and the “Secca del Papa”, an amazing dive for morphology, colors, quantity and variety of flora and fauna) with an average depth of about 30 meters, so not for open water, we recommend NITROX 32.
Prices: Diver € 160 No diver € 110
Two new fantastic dives at Isola del Toro in the Cerbicali Archipelago in Corsica that will amaze even the most demanding divers, finally an alternative to the now well-known City of Groupers.
Prices: Diver € 170 No diver € 120
Excursion timetable: h. 9,30 – h.17,30
The price includes: 2 guided dives, tanks and weight belt, cold lunch (Pasta alla Checco, sausage and pecorino cheese, savoury pie or pizza, dessert, fruit, wine, water and soft drinks), hot tea and biscuits. Snorkeling set for companions.Full-day
Orso Diving Club – Poltu Quatu
between Baja Sardinia & Porto Cervo
07021 Arzachena (OT)
Monday – Sunday
8:00 am – 7:00 pm