Rent Sardinia
Rent a Car
 Gastronomic routes
 Festivals
 Farm Holidys
 Thalassotherapy
 Climbing
 Mountain Bike
 Trekking
 Sailing
 Surf
 Diving & Snorkelling
 Golf
 Nature Reserves
 Green Train
 Learning Italian
UN'ISOLA UN CONTINENTE GUIDA TURISTICA

Bookmark and Share


Diving & Snorkelling
DIVING AND SNORKELLING>DIVES>SCOGLIO DEL CONGRESSO
 

WHERE: Villasimius, on the south-east coast, 50 km from Cagliari

DIVING DETAILS: 
location: this massive granite cliff rises out of the water like an enormous "Panettone" (traditional Italian Christmas cake), on the south-west side of the Cavoli Island. It is approx. 150 m from the island. It is easy to distinguish the cliff, because of a layer of seagull and sea crows guano, due to the fact that the birds often rest there.
It is sheltered from the south-east winds.
seabed: granite, scattered rocks, with Posidonia on the low side.
difficulty: easy
depth: 5-25 m.
current: after strong Mistral winds. Sometimes strong on/near the surface
visibility: excellent every season
summer temperature: 22° C
winter temperature: 13° C

Interesting elements: there are small caves and gorges on the west side, at about 18 m underwater, that are home to fauna and a colony of small Paramuricee and Eunicella

Fauna: shellfish and big colonies of Parazoanthus can be found inside the dark gorges.

Dive description
Anchor the ship on the north side, which faces Capo Boi.
The seabed is flat enough
to be used for skin diver training.
Turn clockwise,
first go through a canal with big granite rocks, to a depth of 12 m. Keep the cliff to your right at all times.
After 1/4 of the route,
the seabed gradually slopes down. The underwater seascape is characterised by increasing large granite rocks.
Further on,
there are some granite ridges, home to Eunicelle and Paramuricee.
At this point there are some large gorges.
As you cross them you can admire squills (Scyllarides latus).
The darkness
has led to the colonisation of this environment by Parazoanthus axinellae and is a very popular place for taking photos.
Going up, with the cliff on your right,
you will come to a slightly inclined granite shelf, which is where boats usually anchor.


summer houses from Rent Sardinia

photo: Efisio Pinna
 

AN ISLAND A CONTINENT | TOURISTIC GUIDE
MAPS | VIDEO & PHOTOS | MOST POPULAR PAGES | MESSAGE BOARD | CONTACT US | MEMBERSHIP | FORUM
PERSONAL GUIDE | | MY HOME

NIGHT LIFE | ENTERTAINMENT | WHEATHER | THIS MONTH | CALENDAR

Marchi e logo sono depositati
I testi sono di proprietà esclusiva di Sardinia Point
Le foto sono coperte dal diritto d'autore