Pickup from: Sorrento
Your tours will start with your pickup in Sorrento (or another pre agreed location) at 14.45h, our staff will collect you for your transfer to The Diving Centre, situated in the picturesque harbour of Marina della Lobra in Massa Lubrense. If you prefer to make your own way to us – meeting time is 15.00h. After a quick introduction of our staff and the other guests on the tour with you, we will get you set up with your equipment and the information for the afternoon’s snorkelling. Then we will head straight off on the boat to the stunning waters off the Island of Capri. You will be accompanied on this tour by an expert Marine Biologist, who will enthral you with information about our stretch of coastline and its unique biodiversity, located in the protected marine area of Punta Campanella. This protected area covers around 1,400 hectares, and approximately 40km of coastline. Depending on the atmospheric conditions and those of the currents, our staff will decide upon the perfect area for you to snorkel. If you like our expert Marine Biologist will even be able to snorkel with you, so you can ask questions in real time.
Punta Campanella è la lingua di terra che separa il Golfo di Napoli da quello di Salerno. Punta Campanella is the outcrop of land that separates the Gulf of Salerno and the Gulf of Naples. Steep limestone cliff faces are extremely characteristic of this area, overhanging directly onto the sea, full of caves and ravines alive with sponges and madrepore stony corals. This area normally has particularly good under water visibility allowing you to see even the deeper seabed’s well. At the right time of year, you can be fortunate enough to encounter both dolphins and sea turtles. And there is always a chance to spot seahorses, star fish and sea urchins.
The cove of Mitigliano is an inlet between Punta Baccoli and Fossa Papa. It has a rocky beach and crystal waters plus a jaw dropping view out to Capri. The seabed is covered in Posidonia oceanica – Neptune Grass – and hiding among its long leaves are a wealth of marine life, which can easily be picked out if you look closely. This is also the perfect habitat for scorpion fish, damsel fish and sea bream. Ready to go with your mask, snorkel and flippers, dip into the crystal clear waters of the protected marine areas, and with a little luck you could be there when a school of barracudas swim by – and watch out for the tuna – an amazing sight to experience!
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.