Diving Centres in Italy

6 June 2017
Italy has a long coast line and many diving centres: for those in Sardinia or Ustica see their dedicated sections. Read on for reviews of dive centres in the rest of Italy.

Fanworm in Italy
Fanworm by Tiziana Tambosso

Water temperatures around Italy vary from around 13 oC in February in the North to 26 oC in August in the South. The diving season runs from around May (still cold at 18 oC) to September or, in the south, October.

The visibility is generally good and tides not a problem.

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The Dive Centres

Sicily | Ponza | Bay of Napoli | Elba | Portofino | Pisa | Liguria | Trapani

Sicily
Orca

See also the diving centres in Ustica (a small island off Sicily).

Open May to November in Ustica, year-round in Palermo.

Mobile: 338.88.82.236
E-mail: [email protected]

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended (1)

Sicily
Pashark Ro

Porto Scalo
Vicino Stazione di Benzina
90049 Terrasini (Palermo)
Tel: +39.366.1053929
[email protected]

Review Pashark Ro

Sicily
Sea Spirit Diving Resort

Via Recanati, 26
98035 Giardini Naxos ME
Tel: +39 320 867 3320
[email protected]

Review Sea Spirit Diving Resort

Sicily
Taormina Diving Center

PADI Resort R 9847
Via Jannuzzo 14
98035 Giardini Naxos (ME)
Tel: +39 338 654 59 85

Review Taormina Diving Centert

Sicily
Dive Sicily

Speak Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish. Free pickup from local hotels.

Via Calcide Eubea
Giardini Naxos
Sicily
Italy Tel: +39-360 289 555
Tel: +39 333 1800 986
E-mail: [email protected]
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Reviews: 1 star rating(1)

"Horrible experience! No safety oxygen, all equipment so old and leaking, very short dives (came out with 120 bar!). Do not recommend!"
Joe, 2016
Ponza
Ponza Diving Center

Ponza Diving Center is located on a small island between Rome and Naples. Established 1991, it is a Padi diving center: recreational course Padi and technical course with TDI standards; rebreather Inspiration courses are available. Can arrange accommodation in apartment or hotel.

Ponza Diving Center
Via Banchina s.n.c.
Ponza porto Lt.
04027
Italy Tel: 0771/809788 (anche fax)
Mobile 337/808485
E-mail: [email protected]

Review

Pozzuoli, Bay of Napoli
Centro Sub Campi Flegrei

Centro Sub Campi Flegrei
Via Napoli 1
80078 Pozzuoli
Italy
Tel/Fax: +39 (0)81 8531563
Mobile: +39 334 564 1480
E-mail: [email protected]

Reviews: 4 stars

"We offer *PADI*, *CMAS* and *PTA* courses ranging from introduction dives through to instructor level training, including numerous specialities. The diving centre has two Coltri Sub compressors, nitrox and trimix blending facilities, 50 complete sets of diving equipment, a workshop for any necessary repairs and ample wet and dry storage areas. This is supplemented by the beach front location providing changing rooms, showers, sun decks, bar-come-restaurants and other entertainment. We offer diving at sites within the sunken city of Baiae, in the Gulf of Naples and around the islands of Ischia, Procida, Nisida and Capri. Transfer to these sites is provided by our own boat (12 m) or our ribs (8 m and 5 m) which dock directly at the small pier located immediately in front of our beach front location. "
Kair L Keller, Centro Sub Campi Flegrei, 2012
Ischia, Napoli
Orizzonti Blu Ischia Diving

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended

Centro Sub Campi Flegrei
Via Iasolino 86, 80077 Naples, Italy
Tel: +39 (0)75 517 9486
E-mail: [email protected]

Review

Ischia, Napoli
Ischia Diving Centre

Via Iasolino 106
Ischia Porto
Tel: 081/981852-3406403954
E-mail: [email protected]

Review

Elba
Elba Diving Center

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended

Viale Aldo Moro 57033
Marciana Marina (LI)
E-mail: [email protected]
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Elba
Diving in Elba

Portoferraio
Biodola & Procchio (LI)
Isola d'Elba
E-mail: [email protected] -
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Portofino
Abyss

Dive centre in the Portofino marine park.

Via Vespucci 2 Rapallo
Portofino
Genoa
Italy
Tel: +39 347 4566691
[email protected]

Review

"Very good equipment, nice people very helpful during preparation and all through dive before and after. Professional. 50 Euro dive. "
Bob Schneider, Israel, 2007
Portofino
DWS Diving

PADI Resort in Santa Margherita, Liguria, Portofino and close to Genoa and Pisa airports. A few steps from the port where their covered Modulo M boat is - close to restaurants + North Sails that offer our clients discounts. Exclusive deals with 4* hotel also available. Ital/Eng owned. Multi-lingual team. DWS have a licence to dive in the Portofino protected Marine Park which is home to a "dazzling array of marine life + most famous dive in the Mediterranean CHRIST OF THE ABYSS, submerged in memory of a scuba-diving pioneer".

Via Favale, 11
Santa Margherita Ligure
Liguria
Portofino
Genoa
Italy
Tel Italia (Luca Smecca): +39 0185.282578
Mobile: +39 335 725 9758
Tel UK (Cathy): [email protected]
E-mail: [email protected]
Skype: dwsdiving

Review

Pisa
Corsi Sub Escursioni Diving Toscana

Piazza Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi 3
Pisa
Italy
Tel: +39 050 505030
E-mail: [email protected]

Review

Pisa
Massysub

Via Giovanni da Balduccio, 20
Pisa
Italy
Tel: +39 050 503323

Review

Liguria
Odisseasub

Porto Turistico
108 Lavagna
Italy 16033
Tel: 0185 32 41 70
E-mail: [email protected]

Review

Trapani
Argonauta

Argonauta, established 1992, is an official MARES diving centre, open March/November, is situated in the tourist port just a few metres from the jetty and dive boats, next to a small wooded area. The diving center offers one and two-tank dives, night dives and courses for all levels, toilets and changing rooms. Single dive 37,00. Special price: 1 week with apartment accommodation + 6 dives only 329,00 per diver. Special prices for groups.

Via Faro
Scaletta Porto
91010 San Vito lo Capo (TP)
Italy
E-mail: [email protected]

Review


Italy Diving Offers

Book your dives in Italy here with no booking fee.

Books to Take

Diving Guide to the Mediterranean Wrecks
by Kurt Amsler and Andrea Ghisotti, Swan Hill Press, 1995, Paperback.
Includes 10 wrecks from the West coast of Italy and many photographs.
Sea Fishes and Invertebrates of the Mediterranean
by Lawson Wood, Paperback, New Holland Publishers, 128 pages, (2015)
Covers 289 species with colour photographs<

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