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statue of San FrancescoSTATUE OF SAN FRANCESCO

PLACE: Paola

KIND OF IMMERSION: Recreative and in the blue

DEGREE: Easy

SANDY SEABED

DEPTH: min. 27 mt; max 33 mt


 

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF DIVE

It is a bronze statue of the saint who protects sea people. It was submerged in November 2007 on the occasion of the five hundredth anniversary of his death. It was deposited at 33 mt of depth. During the descent, along the rope, it is possible to see little leaf fish which play near the boas at circa 12 mt of depth. Going more down we cross amberjack and near the statue snoopy sea bream welcome us; under the basement of the statue, some octopuses dig their house from which appear to audience our visits.

 

 

ISCA’S ROCKSoctopus

PLACE: Amantea, Belmonte Calabro

KIND OF IMMERSION: Recreative and along the wall

DEGREE: Easy

SANDY SEABED

DEPTH: max 22 mt

 

DESCRIPTION OF DIVE

In 1991 WWF founded a Marine Protect Area called “Oasi Blu Isca”, that became on April 2008, the Marine Regional Parc of Isca’s Rocks thanks to a regional law. There are two rocks rising to the surface, called Big Isca and Little Isca, and both deep 22 mt. Just down few meters we can see  breams, deep reef chromis, moray, flabellina, margherita sea, and other sea wonders.  Going deeper we meet groupers and octopuses hidden in their tane. The seabed is sandy and there are many rocks from which appear morays and mackerels. Besides spirographs, sea stars and sponges Haliclona are an explosion of life in nocturne dives.

 

gorgoniansLIMONCELLA

 PLACE: Amantea

 KIND OF IMMERSION: Recreative

 DEGREE: Easy

 SEABED: Rock

 DEPTH: min 18; max 32

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF DIVE

Limoncella is a little submerged isle, not too far away from Amantea’s coast. It is very rich of tanes and crackes that are shelters of groupers, mackerels, murays, octopuses. The walls have gorgonians that are the background to amberjacks,  breams,  barracudas and other fishes.. The secca is very amazing in the night.

 

VILLAGE OF BREAMS village of bream

PLACE: Amantea

KIND OF IMMERSION: Recreative

SANDY SEABED

DEPTH: min 16;  max 22 mt.

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF DIVE

Three rocks submerged, closes eachothers, are the seabed’s village. Reach dive’s point, and going down in the blue we meet clouds of sea breams, deep reef chromis, groupers, octopuses, murays, and other wonders.

 

gaugesWRECK HENRY DESPREZ

PLACE: Fiumefreddo Bruzio (CS)

KIND OF IMMERSION: Technical diving

SANDY SEABED

DEPTH: min 52;  max 75 mt.

 

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF DIVE

The wreck is a oil tanker built in 1932 in the shipyard Burmeister & Wain in Copenhagen for the company Auxiliare de Navigation of Paris. After 9 years from its launching it was required from German, in the harbor of tolone, and renamed TRapez IV. It serve germany fro two years, and in june 1943 it was sunked by three torpedos launched from HMS UNRUFFLED, a Britain submarine. The wreck is in navigation trim on the seabed  at 75 met of depth, and with good visibility, we can see the castle of command, compass, captain’s room, gauges… sourround it there are amberjacks, deep reef chromis, big groupers and sometimes also sea eagles. The ship is very big, 150 met long, so it is not possible to see it all with only one immersion.

 

 

BLACK CORAL REEF  black coral

PLACE: Amantea (CS)

KIND OF IMMERSION: Technical

DEGREE: Difficult

DEPTH: 56 mt

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF DIVE

Black coral reef  is a big rock submerged at 56 mt. The rock has a vertical slip with some small caves of octopuses, groupers. Besides we see red and yellow gorgonians, paramuricea clavata and the big white forest of black reef recently discovered from Piero Greco and Domenico Giuliani.