The Colombara is a great dive because of the swim through caverns. The first cavern at 36 metres is a long vertical wall then on the way back there are two swim throughs with Margherita de Mare (parazoanthus) and lobster and at the end an exciting siphon which starts at 20 metres; you can surface…
Tonino?s favourite dive is "La Grotta Dei Gamberi" (The Cavern of the Shrimps) because of its abundance of pelagic animals like the tuna, big groupers and dentix. He also loves the smaller animals ? this dive is called after the massive families of white shrimps which live here. In front of the cave…
A dive site for experienced divers, with a suggested average depth around 30 m. Hereyou’ll meet a canyon paved in clear sand, some shark’s eggs and, at 50 m depth, the falseblack coral (Gerardia savaglia): a true rarity for the Promontory.
Below the slope around 30 m depth a sharpvertical canyon opens like the bed of a river.Here, the richest population of the precious redcoral (Corallium rubrum) in the Marine Parkcarpets the walls. Red and yellow gorgonians(Paramuricea clavata and Eunicella cavolinii) arealso present.
At a 9m depth a large horizontal fracture opens in thewall from which spring water flows to the sea. Deeperthan 30 m, large rocks and holes are perfect andinteresting refuges for congers, forkbeard andgroupers.
It’s a vertical wall covered by yellow gorgonians(Eunicella cavolini) down to a 15 m depth, thenbecoming a more gentle slope with scatteredrocks harbouring red gorgonians (Paramuriceaclavata). A few caves carpeted with Astroidescalycularis, sponges and tube worms can be seen.
goldline, breams, moray eels and octopuses arecommon in this site. Along the slope, large rockscovered by encrusting species , nudibranchesdominating the landscape. At deeper levels redsea fans (Paramuricea clavata) are present.
On its northern side a large plateauconnects the shoal to the main wall. Mulletand goldline are common encounters onthis bottom. The southern slope is a deepand vertical wall bearing a small terracecovered by Posidonia oceanica atapproximately 25 m depth.