Pickup from: Sorrento
Scoglio del Vervece
Grotta dello Zaffiro
Punta Campanella is the head land that divides the Gulfs of Naples and Salerno. Majestic and imposing, with great walls of rock that come right down to sea level. Below sea level, however, is one of the great diving experiences of the Mediterranean, encountering a wide range of sea life and vegetation. You will also get to see great variations of the natural environment whilst on the dive, vast areas full of caverns, plateaus covered in rich vegetation and red corals, over hanging walls rich with yellow gorgonians and small caves. To preserve the biodiversity of this area, it was made into a “protected sea area” in 1990.
This is one of the most beautiful dives from all the options here on our peninsula, and for a particularly good reason, upon entering the cave you will be surrounded by a thousand shades of blue, and all around by magnificent stalagmites and stalactites. And just to up the beauty even more, the wide range of life you will find under water is spectacular.
Enchanting droplets of light await you in the natural caves of the Isca Islet, situated in the protected sea area of Punta Campanella, famous for being an area of reflection and refuge of Eduardo De Filippo. The largest cave, known as the “Cave of Isca” was discovered completely by accident in the 70’s, and inside you will find a stunning display of stalactites. And you will be sure to spot a lovely array of fish and molluscs.
Situated between a spectacular garden of red gorgonians on the north wall and the statue of the Virgin Mary to east, she sits on the seabed at a depth of 12 metres and is the protector of all who work at sea, this area is rich with sea life including snappers, white breams, sea bass, groupers, and barracuda! Please note there is a further €5 ticket required for this dive, additional to the cost.
What makes our snorkeling special compared to others? The presence of a marine biologist who meter after meter you will make you discover the biodiversity of our waters and will tell you about our enchanting territory. A unique experience not to be missed!Discover snorkeling tour
The dive centre is located in a small port at the bottom of Massa Lubrense. The people running the dive centre are very professional and knowledgeable as well as good fun. We did two dives around private islands, including one cave dive that was outstanding. It is suitable for all Padi certifications, we hadn’t dived for a while and they looked after us and well with very good English. Overall a fantastic experience and I recommend to anyone looking to dive around the sorrento area.