dive down a beautiful perfectly vertical rock face,
which from the surface, stops on the sandy bottom at
50 metres. Ideal depth: 20 metres min -40 metres max.
Difficulty: medium easy.
This is one of the nicest dives that the island of Vulcano
has to offer. From the walls of the rock, to the inside
of the grotto where there is a statue of the Madonna
and a large quantity of shrimp. Ideal depth: 20 metres
min -30 metres max. Difficulty: medium easy.
parete della Sirenetta
dive takes place down a beautiful vertical rock face,
the edge of which starts at 16 metres and goes down
to a depth of 47 metres, and on a plateau with the edge
of the rock face on one side, and the cliff face of
the island on the other, near the rock called The Sirenetta.
Between the cliff face and the plateau are many sulphur
fumaroles, which colour the surrounding sand yellow
and red. Ideal depth: 20 metres min -40 metres max.
Difficulty: medium- challenging.
Testa Grosso from the sea, we notice that it is a solid
headland that finishes in a wall that goes down into
the sea with a north-south direction. The dive starts
from the bay to the north of the headland, right next
to the rock. In the bay the rock goes straight down
forming a vertical face where we find sponge colonies.
If we carry on we come to the most interesting part
of the dive. The rock face is full of nooks and crannies
which go down to a depth of over 50 metres.
dive is in the channel between the island of Vulcano
and Lipari. The point of entry is easy to find. There
are two big hotels built right on the cliffs of Vulcanello.
We start in front of the space between the hotels. The
sea bed goes down gradually and forms a plateau at a
depth of between 3 and 10 metres, covered with loose
rocks and seaweed. We move towards the island of Lipari
until we come to a steep decline, where between 10 and
20 metres there is a landslide area made up of a small
rocks. As we go deeper to a depth of between 35 and
45 metres, the rocks get larger and larger and the dive
is very interesting.