Pickup from: Sorrento
Grotta dello Zaffiro
Scoglio del Vervece
This is a unique diving experience in the protected marine park of Punta Campanella, when you arrive you will see the remains of the Saracen towers, constructed on the land of the roman remains of a temple dedicated to the God Minerva. This is nearby the area where our dive will start. Once in the water you will be surprised by the intensity of the blue waters and incredible biodiversity. You’ll see gorgonians of every size and shape. It highly probable that you will bump into Tuna and amberjacks, as they pass by in their shoals. If you enjoy underwater photography – then this is an excellent location for you. At the right time of year, some of our incredibly lucky customers get the chance to see dolphins swim and play here too.
The Grotta dello Zaffiro can be ranked among the top attractions in the Protected Sea area of Punta Campanella. The light which penetrates the main entrance to the cave creates the glorious blue shade from which it gets its name. The Grotta dello Zaffiro is full of stunning stalactites and stalagmites, where in certain places within the cave they actually meet, creating beautiful columns.
An incredible diving experience awaits you in the Cave of Isca, swin among natural cavities with enchanting droplets of light shining on the vaults covered with what looks like Astroides and Parazoanthus, truly a photographer’s paradise.
One of the dives that you could do on our tours is the “scoglio di Vervece” Vervece’s Rock, an incredibly unique and fascinating dive. This location is really a mecca for all who love this sport, case in point is back in 1974 the free diver Enzo Maiorca set the free dive record here, reaching a depth of 87 meters. World records apart this dive offers amazing biodiversity and sights, plus the submerged bronze statue of the virgin Mary. 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.