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SCUBA Diving

Places to SCUBA Dive

Naples and the surrounding area offer a number of great SCUBA diving locations:
  • Sumberged Park of Baia - this underwater park contains a number of fascinating Roman ruins that are now underwater due to the volcanic lowering of the land.  Portus Julius, the old Roman port near Arco Felice, is shallow enough to snorkel in.
  • Ventotene - one of the Pontine islands, accessible by ferry
  • Palinuro - on the Cilento coast, 2-3 hours from Naples

SCUBA Diving Elsewhere

MALTA
 
RED SEA
  • Best time to go is during the Fall (September - November)

SCUBA Diving Instruction, Dive Clubs, and Gear

  • Diving Italy divers social network - www.DivingItalyForum.com
    • Group of local English speaking divers and prospective divers living and diving in Naples, Italy
    • Offers a centralized location for finding a certified and safe dive buddy
    • Routinely organizes outings for all certification levels
    • Good place to find feedback on local dive sites, local instructors, and local dive shops
  • Centro Sub Campi Flegrei Diving Center
    • Offers dives to the sunken archeological site in Baia
    • Has two wreck dives:
      • Ashanti Palm - sank in 1962
      • Doris - sank in 2004  
    • Has English speaking guides
    • Offers PADI certification classes and specialties in English, Italian, and German
  • Blue Hole Dive Center
    • http://www.bluehole.it/pwf_details ; 081 854 5547
    • Located in Baia, this dive club has dives nearly every weekend
    • Though a couple of the Divemasters speak English, if you speak Italian, it's very helpful as the dive briefs are given in Italian
    • A single dive typically costs 30-35 euro and includes the tank and weights
    • The dive center does all gear rental (about 20 euro for a single day - BCD/Reg) and limited gear sales
  • Torro del Greco Dive Center 
  • Ital Sub: 081 570 3436, 80125 Napoli, Via Diocleziano 209
    • Sells all ranges of dive equipment from the basics to advanced dive gear
 
Subpages (2): Palinuro Ventotene
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