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Diving Centres in Sardinia

5 January 2016
The second largest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia is surrounded by marine caves and cliffs shearing into the sea. You can dive here all year round, but holidaying in May, June or September is perhaps the most pleasant.

If you are visiting Sardinia in July or August, or there are more than just one or two of you, then we recommend you book your diving in advance.

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Spider crab in Italy by Andrew Reay-Robinson

Sardinia has three airports: Alghero in the North West, Olbia in the North East and Cagliari in the South. Ferries to Sardinia leave from Italy (Genoa, Livarno, Civiavecchia, Naples and Palermo) and France (Marseille and Corsica).

Car hire can be expensive. If you are booking a holiday it may be cheaper to book car hire at the same time. Get a quote from Budget Car Hire here for typical prices.

The food is excellent: Italian with some peculiar Sard specialities. Don't be afraid to follow tiny signs down back roads to restaurants - you'll often be rewarded with an excellent meal in a beautiful location.


The Dive Centres

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Not all dive centres in Sardinia accept credit cards. Even if yours does, they are not always able to confirm the transaction owing to the problems communicating with the bank. If possible have a back-up way to pay.

Tell us about Sardinian dive centres you have used: write a dive centre review.

Dive Centres around Costa Paradiso Dive Centres around Capo D'Orsa Dive Centres around Cala Gonone Dive Centres around Cagliari Dive Centres around Chia Dive Centres around Oristano Dive Centres around San Teodoro

NORTH SARDINIA

Costa Paradiso Isola Rossa Stintino Vignola Mare Palau La Maddalena Arzachena Porto San Paolo Porto Cervo San Teodoro

San Teodoro

BLU INFINITO diving center

Open April to October. Italian, English and Spanish spoken.

BLU INFINITO diving center
Villaggio Porto
Coda Cavallo
08020 San Teodoro (OT)
Tel: +39 3357217571, +39 3496564921
Email
http://www.bluinfinito.it/

"Scuba diving, snorkelling and PADI courses in the Marine Protected Area of Tavolara and Capo Coda Cavallo. Here the particular richness and the diversity of the underwater environment (walls, canyons, pinnacles, caves, wrecks) guarantee dives of every kind, able to satisfy even the most demanding divers. All “framed” by extraordinarily limpid water. Open from April to October, Blu Infinito is a S.E.A. (Scubapro Educational Association) diving center that means not only high quality standards for the equipment for hire but also that you can try the new products of this brand leader in diving equipment. "
Fabio Dolino, BLU INFINITO diving center, 2012

AQUARIUS Dive Centre
Aquarius

Scuola Sub Aquarius
"le Farfalle"
Coda Cavallo
08020 San Teodoro (NU)
Sardinia
Italy
Tel: +39-0784-834124
Fax: +39-0295-441723
E-mail: [email protected]

"Large safe and fast 9 meter rib "
Christian, 13 March 2013


Costa Paradiso

Diving Center Costa Paradiso

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended

A well organised and friendly company who specialise in diving caves and swim-throughs. Two RIBs (rigid-hull inflatable boats) go out 4 times a day to local dive sites, usually not more than 10 minutes away. The boats are split roughly according to divers' experience.

They can accommodate 60 divers a day. Italian run but English, Arabic, French and German also spoken. Nitrox courses. Full equipment hire available with 15l steel tanks as standard, making for lovely long dives. Underwater photographers are well looked after and the staff are very good at alerting you to the rare or unusual animals you're likely to see. Open all year with prior booking. Highly recommended.

Popi Valoncini
Costa Paradiso - 07038
Trinita D'Agultu (SS)
Sardinia
Italy
Tel: +39 339 1951976
E-mail: [email protected]

Diving Costa Paradiso

Isola Rossa

Fluid Factory

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended

Barracuda

Fluidfactory by A.S.D. Gallura Divers Club
Via la Torre 1/D
Marina di Isola Rossa 07038 Trinita’ d’Agultu (OT)
Sardegna, Italia Porto di Isola Rossa
Trinita D'Agultu (OT)
Sardinia
Italy
Tel: +39 338 1931931
E-mail: [email protected]

"Myself and my 2 sons did our Padi open water course here. Francesco was our excellent instructor. We felt safe at all times. His teaching was very clear and his language skills excellent. All the staff were friendly and helpful and made us feel very relaxed. The equipment was in good condition and well maintained. I would highly recommend them. "
Julie, UK, 2013

"The company were very good and helpful. The kit was in very good condition and looked reasonably new. We had no problems with any of their hired kit besides a leaky O ring, which one of the dive guides found when loading the tanks on to the boat. Payment - Cash only there is a cash machine located on the side of the harbour in a wall but it does not appear to be reliable. Cost of diving approx 55 Euros per dive which decreases the more dives you do. I would recomend this company very highly to people. Very good value for money. Much better than quite a few places I have dived recently - helpful staff, good diving, kit in great condition. "
Mr J Shepherd, UK, 2008

Nautica Isola Rossa Centro Immersioni Punto Sub

Isola Rossa
07038
Trinita D'Agultu (SS)
Sardinia
Italy
Tel: 0368 554095

Diving Isola Rossa

Lungomare Dettori Loc. Isola Rossa
07038 Trinità D'Agultu (OT)
Sardinia
Italy
Tel/Fax: +39 (0)79 694160
E-mail: [email protected]

"The Diving Isola Rossa, working since 1994, is owned by Giovanni and Roberto Ugnutu. Giovanni, who has more than 20 years of experience in this field, is the general manager of our center and he is helped by his son Roberto, PADI and EFR Instructor. Underwater we are assisted by Dario and Marco while Paola and Danila take care of the beach.
We are based on one of the most beautiful beaches of north-western Sardinia; 30 mt far from the embarkation point. We have classrooms for the courses, spaces for the equipment and a technical room with compressors, torches recharge and maintenance of the equipment.
The Diving Isola Rossa follows the Padi method and since 2004 new courses from H.S.A. (handicapped scuba association) are available.
Average cost for one dive with personal equipment is 35 Euros. We also offer apartments for groups. "

Giovanni Ugnutu, owner Diving Isola Rossa, 2009


Stintino

Asinara Diving Center

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended

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Padi Gold Palm 5 Star Resort.

Porto dell'Ancora
07040 Stintino
Italy
Tel: +39 (0)79 527000
Fax: +39 (0)79 527000
E-mail: [email protected]

"The staff are friendly and professional, but specially the dive sites are wonderful. I have never see so many fishes in the Mediterranean area, really great. Two big inflatable boats, maximum people onboard twelve, six people for every guide, small groups. The costs are like every where in Italy, about 35/40 euros per dives, they have packages, good equipment cressi brand new. They can find accommodation. If you go there before June and after 15 September, they have very good offer for diving and accommodation, special price for groups minimum 6 people. "
Pedro Suarez, Spain, 2006

"Run by Alberto and Lavinia. Very Professional yet fun people to dive with. The location is excellent with great dive sites. Just back from 3 days diving and can't recommend the dive centre highly enough. Accommodation was organised through the dive centre at a very reasonable price. One of the best areas I've visited. Lovely beaches, good bars and a great dive school. "
Nick, Ireland, 2007

"Best dive center in the area, I try all of them! Nice people, very helpful, very professional. Highly recommended. They will arrange accommodation: b and b, hotel, house etc. "
Darko Davilen,Denmark, 2008

"Very hot on safety but don't lose sight of the need to have fun. Took extra care of my partner (nervous open water diver) with very thorough refresher dive before taking her out "for real". Good briefings in English as well as Italian. Excellent, friendly team. "
Mark Green, UK, 2009

Asinara Roccaruja Diving Center

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended

Strada La Pelosa
07040 Stintino
Italy
Tel: +39 (0)79 527006
Fax: +39 (0)79 527006
E-mail: [email protected]

"Asinara Roccaruja Diving Center is a PADI Gold Palm 5 Stars Resort located in Stintino, north-west of Sardinia Island. This dive centre is authorized for diving activities inside the National Park of Asinara Island. The dive shop is near to the sea on a private beach with own floating wharf, customers free parking, cafè, restaurant, pizzeria. The diving center also offer those other services: snorkelling, sailing charter, sailing school, windsurfing school and rent a inflatable boat. They have 2 maxi RIB with 200HP engines really fast and comfortable. Oxygen units and Medic First Aid Kits on board. The diving center offer a lot accommodation: hotels, B B, Residences and private houses. It's really ok for value for money. Special price for dive packets and always seasonal offers. I like this place for your wild landscapes and for the friendship of the people. The dive sites are really beautiful. I recommend it really, for me it's the best diving center in north-west Sardinia."
Marcella Manca, USA

Polo Sub Service

Vignola Mare

Centro Immersioni

Via Nuova
Vignola Mare
Aglientu (SS)
Sardinia
Italy
Tel: +39 0796 020106


Palau

Most of the best dives are around Maddalena, the one exception being the trip to Corsica and the loads of enormous grouper there. It's about 45 min in the RIB from Capo d'Orso.

Nautilus Diving Centre

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended (28)

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Padi Gold Palm and BSAC Resort.

Nautilus Diving Centre
Piazza G. Fresi 8
07020 Palau
Sardinia
Italy
Tel/fax: + 39 789 709058
Mobile: +39 340 6339006
E-mail: [email protected]

" I have always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, but was too afraid of deep water to try. This year my husband and I decided to give it a go, and we picked Nautilus, as we holiday in Palau every year. I June visited the dive shop and met Vincenzo, who was very friendly, and explained everything about doing the Padi OW very clearly, including the self-study internet test. I booked the course and 4 extra dives for July, but these dates had to be changed as I wasn't well and Stephanie (who I had emailed) was very helpful and friendly. Once we sorted out dates (and made it back to Palau) we did our course with Richard, and it was great, I felt completely safe, and had a lot of fun. We passed the course, and on a subsequent dive, after I had a panic attack and had to go back to the surface, VIncenzo, Richard and Dan (the other instructor) were really wonderful in reassuring me and making sure that I made it down again for the second dive, without fear. The sea around Palau, La Maddalena, Caprera and Lavezzi is a like a dream, we saw huge groupers, eagle rays, barracudas, corals and more fish than I can mention. Scuba diving was an amazing discovery and the experience was made even more special thanks to Stephanie, Vincenzo and the boyzzs, who despite working very hard never lots their sense of humour. Thank you!! "
Francesca, 2011

" As an organisation , we have worked with Stephanie and Vinnie at Nautilus Dive Center for a number of years. We work with many different dive operations around the world and Nautilus is one of the best. Stephanie and Vinnie are totally hands on owners, and the result is a first class operation. We bring multiple groups to them each summer and they handle the logistics with ease. Their instructors are knowledgeable and fun, two important attributes for working with our groups. You simply can't go wrong diving with Nautilus. "
Scott von Eschen, Adventures Cross Country, 2011

" Travelling to Sardegna from the USA is not commonplace, yet Stephanie and Vince arranged everything as if it were. They helped me set up accommodation s and even checked bus schedules from the airport for me. I did my rescue diver, underwater photography, and nearly 25 dives with them. I would recommend anyone interested in Mediterranean diving to consider using Nautilus for their next trip. "
Josh, USA, 2011

"I have just spent three fantastic days of diving with the Nautilus Diving Centre. They are efficient, friendly and enjoyable to dive with. I have been diving for over 30 years and I can truly recommend them. "
Gunnar Froberg, Belgium, 2011

" Would dive with them again tomorrow if possible. Vincenzo and Stephanie really looked after us. Price: (dives+scuba diver course) 290 euros. Did an introductory dive in Eilat (Israel) years ago but my experience at the Nautilus centre was much better in every aspect. Superb experience..The help from Stephanie went well beyond the diving experience (which was excellent and I'd highly recommend) from helping us find a great hotel (Piccada), the best places to eat sumptuous Sardinian food and marvellous places to visit when not in the water. "
Darren Powell, Canada, 2010

" I cannot recommend Vinne and Stephanie enough. They were recommended to me by a professional photographer and everything about them exudes professionalism. They are prompt and efficient which is a wonderful thing in Italy. "
Julian Cohen, Singapore, 2010

"Would dive with them again tomorrow if possible. Vincenzo and Stephanie really looked after us. Price (dives+scuba diver course) 290 Euros. "
Kirsten, Denmark, 2009

"Our family chose this year to dive in Sardinia with Nautilus Diving Center, which we found on the Internet. Through the Nautilus we rented the perfect holiday apartment overlooking the islands and the sea. Nautilus Diving Center is composed of very friendly and competent people. Diving is very organized. They do 2 dives in the morning with freedom for other activities in the afternoon. In quiet and leisurely pace, we were guided through the varied and fantastic underwater scenery. It was a great experience with a variety of colors on the rich marine life. Thanks to Stephanie, Vinnie, Patrick and Chris for 10 fantastic diving experiences. "
Kirsten, Denmark, 2009

"Sardinia was a wonderiful surprise and surpassed my expectations. We dived at the end of May with 25 metre visibility, and warmish sea. While it was not teeming with large fish, the underwater architecture was spectacular. I found the team from Nautilius a wonderful bunch of people, and thoroughly recommend them to other people. They are a small, well run and very friendly and accomodating team. Great stuff. The apartment is perfect for self catering and has a stunning view of the sea and islands. Wonderful for an early morning coffee or a late night glass of something tasty. Cheers Stephanie, Vinnie, Patrick, and Chris. Hope to see you again.Cheers Stephanie, Vinnie, Patrick, and Chris. Hope to see you again. "
Kevin Davies, 2009

"We completed the theory part of our PADI Open Water course with a UK provider and then proceeded to complete the practicals with Nautilus. Stephanie had been extremely helpful and resourceful even during the initial planning phase of our trip, and assisted us with arranging acomodation (a very comfortable, clean, spacious and welcoming apartment with stunning views a mere 2-minute walk from the dive school) and even travel from the St Theresa ferry terminal. During our confined and open water dives, Patrick (our instructor) assisted by Chris, ensured our safety took priority whilst we practised and mastered the various skills to required levels. They also made the learning experience fun and made every effort to combine learning with enjoyable diving. Thank you Patrick and Chris for your infinite patience and help and thank you Stephanie and Vincenzo for your friendliness and professionalism. We'll definitely be back! "
Hannelie and Johan Meintjies, Scotland, 2009

"Professional, personable, perfect. Just had 8 dives while my girlfriend took her Open Water with with Vinny and Stephanie in March. Cold water but a very warm reception from the dive centre. Excellent equipment, wonderful informative briefings and above all a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. (Nice tea too) Having said that both Vinny Stephanie's professional attitude towards their diving made me feel confident that my girlfriend was receiving the best possible training under the safest guidance. As a dive guide for me, Vinny certainly knows his way around and looked after me ss his guest very responsibly. Dive with Nautilus again? Most definitely and as soon as possible. "
Michael Bendon, Australia, 2009

"We chose the dive centre from the recommendations on this site and they were excellent. We had completed our Padi online and they looked after us excellently and directed us through the underwater steps of our certification. Look forward to diving with them again and I recommend them to all - really professional and friendly. Good value for money. "
Sue Hind, UK, 2008

"Never change a winning team...after finding the comments on Scuba Travel pages about the Nautilus Diving Center in Palau I went to Sardinia and have spend a week diving (12 dives) with them and no surprise at all, this Diving Center exceeded my expectations, with a great service, professional and very friendly team and great dive sites in crystal clear water. The owner of Nautilus have booked me in one of their villette that they rent for their divers located 5 min. car drive to Palau, highly recommend if you are looking for a typical Sardinian stay, but you must rent a car. "
Josiane Tissot, 2008

"I had a wonderful week here diving with Nautilus. All of the staff were very friendly, Stephanie running the shop, Vinnie driving the boat, and Rob and Patrick the dive masters. The diving was great too. I'd highly recommend it to anyone else thinking of diving in the Med."
James Padfield, UK, 2008

"My sister and I did our PADI Open Water course with Nautilus in June 2008. Even before we arrived Stephanie was very helpful sorting out accommodation for us close by. During the course everyone was friendly but professional and always put you at ease. I would definitely recommend Nautilus and dive with them again."
Jamie Linz, UK, 2008

"I would most definitely dive with Nautilus again. They were very professional, had a great boat and provided clear, fun and safety-conscious briefings. The staff are all great fun to be with and very sociable with excellent English spoken. There were also excellent value for money. "
Jon Connell, 2008

"I have just returned from a great couple of weeks in north east Sardinia and would recommend the Nautilus Diving Centre without any hesitation. Stephanie, Vincenzo and their team give a warm and friendly welcome and provide a professional dive service that is second to none. The equipment they provided was in excellent condition and is prepared for you on the dive boat, all you have to do is put it on. The dive sites were numerous and varied. I look forward to going back and diving with them again in the future. "
Martin Clayton, UK, 2008

"We had a great time that was not only very good in terms of what we saw in the way of marine life (Moray eels, Barracuda, Nudibranchs, Groupers...) but the underwater contours and scenery were unusual and made every view different as well as providing a sanctuary for fish and plant life. The variety is better than we have experienced elsewhere in the Mediterranean with the marine park, wreck diving and a variety of island dives off La Maddalena. We also thought that everything was very well organised and it felt very safe. I was very happy to let my son dive in these conditions and that made it much more enjoyable for me as I could relax and make the most of the very clear water and unspoilt aquatic life. Thank you all of you making our holiday so enjoyable. I hope we will dive with you again. "
Nick and David Jones, UK, 2008

More comments on Nautilus Diving...

Proteus Diving Center

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended

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Anthias Diving Centre

Dive over 50 spots from Tavolara island and Capo figari to Maddalena archipelago and Lavezzi island.

Via Catello Piro 18
Olbia (SS)
Sardinia
Italy
Tel: +39 0789 205118
E-mail
Marina di Cala Capra
Capo d'Orso
Palau
Sardinia
Italy
E-mail
Centro Sub

Cala Capra
Capo d'Orso
07020 Palau (SS)
Sardinia
Italy
Tel: +39 0789 702152
E-mail: [email protected]

Scuba Point

Porto Turistico
Palau (SS)
Sardinia
Italy
Tel: +39 3382443537
E-mail: [email protected]


La Maddalena

Diving Areamare

Arzachena

Diving Areamare

Open June to October. Mostly dive the Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena. PADI, SSI.

Centro Sub Isuledda

Open from April to October. PAD, CMAS, FIPS. Speak Italian, English and French.

c/o Villaggio Isuledda
Cannigione
07021 Arzachena (SS)
Sardinia
Italy
Tel: +39 (0)789 86253
Mobile: +39 (0)347 461 6292

Sardinia Scuba Tours

Open April to October. PADI

Anthias Diving Centre

Porto San Paolo

Centro Sub Tavolara

Porto Cervo

Orso Diving


EAST SARDINIA

Cala Gonone Santa Maria de Navarrese Golfo di Orosei

Cala Gonone

Argonauta Diving Club

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended


Santa Maria de Navarrese, nr Tortoli

Mediterranea Diving Center

Via Lungomare
08040 Baunei Ogliastra
Sardinia
Italy
Tel: +39 (0)782 615 522

"Head to the local padi dive center for info/tour, it has a friendly atmosphere and I finished my openwater course there. It's in Santa Maria de Naveressa in the tourist port. "
Boi, 2012


Golfo di Orosei

Orosei Diving Center
Sardinia Divers

SOUTH SARDINIA

Buggeru Costa Rei S. Margherita di Pula Villaputzu Villasimius Chia Isola di S Antioco Isola di S Pietro


Isola di S Pietro

Isla Diving
Swimming with Tuna

Operate on S. Pietro Island, along the south west coast of Sardinia. Offer Padi and Esa courses, from beginners to instructors. Organise guided dives with no more than 5 divers to each dive master. Every year in May it's possible to dive inside the huge fishing net system, swimming with big tuna and swordfish.

Via Cantieri
09014 Carloforte (CA)
Isola di S Pietro
Tel: +39 781 855634
Mobile: +39 335 462502
[email protected]
http://www.isladiving.it/

Tabarka Diving

Isola di S Antioco

Nautica Sardinia

Largo C. Colombo, 13
09011 Calasetta
Sardinia
Italy
Tel: +39 (0)78 142011
Fax: +39 (0)78 1887000


Buggeru

Abba Diving Center

Porto Turistico
Buggerru
Carbonia - Iglesias 09010 Italy
Tel: 3661159513(mobile), 3463838581
E-mail: [email protected]

"Abba is a well equipped Diving centre in the South West of Sardegna, Sulcis - Iglesiente area. You can find us at Buggerru harbour. We offer diving courses and diving trips, daily boat tours, environmental awareness and trekking trips. "
Elena, Abba Diving Center, 2011


Iglesias

Ajoo Dive

Via Garibaldi 37
09016 Iglesias (CI)
Italy
Tel: +39 0781 41930

"I used Ajoo Dive in Iglesias, Sardinia, and LOVED it. The dive guide (PADI) was really great. I went on my first cave dive with them, and couldn't have been more impressed."
Rebecca Duren, 2011


Costa Rei

Centro Immersioni Sardegna

C.I.S. di Alessandro Pettinau
Via Dei Giudicati n. 1
09131 c - Italy
tel / fax +39 (0)70 807500 (winter)
tel / fax +39 (0)70 991399

"Centro Immersioni Sardegna in Costa Rei are a super small dive centre. They are a hard working team, safe and thorough. Our three teenagers did their PADI Open Water course in German although English was no problem either. We all went on a family dive at the end. We stayed at the Campsite Le Dune down the road in a bungalow. A successful holiday all round." "
Alexi Sauer, 2011


S. Margherita di Pula

The Blue Experience Diving Center
Diving Center Fralomar

Open all year.

Porto di Calaverde
S. Margherita di Pula
Cagliari
Tel: +39 (0)70 9241042


Villaputzu

Diving Center Porto Corallo

Villasimius

Air Sub

Open all year.

Via Balilla, 26
Cagliari
Tel: +39 070506863
E-mail

Via Roma
Villasimius
Tel: +39 070792033
E-mail

"I have dived with Air Sub for several years and have found them to be organised and professional and amongst their staff can speak most European languages. I would recommend then to anyone visiting Southern Sardinia."
Stephen Sinclair, 2008

Aquaman Diving

Aquaman Diving
Localita Campulongu
09049 Villasimius (CA)
070 791579
Sardinia
Italy
Tel: (+39) 328.1054215
E-mail: [email protected]

"I dived with Aquaman in Villasimius. They were great and their English was OK. They insist on taking small groups and the equipment was good. We stayed at a brand new small hotel called hotel Girasol. Extremely friendly and helpful and very reasonable "
Beryl Emm, 2010


Chia

Diving Chia Laguna

Reviews: 1 stars

Open Easter to October.

c/o Grand Hotel Chia Laguna
Chia
Sardinia
Italy
Tel: +39 (0)70 9218172
Fax: +39 (0)70 9230309
E-mail: [email protected]

"
Following Davide Morelli’s advice (manager of the diving center), I had booked two 10-dive packs for my partner and me (10 dives each, 2 dives per day, 20 dives on aggregate in 5 days). Thus, I got a pack discounted price of 50 euros per dive, and paid 1000 euros in advance.
We were able to dive on the first day but problems began on the second day. Due to the diving center's internal problems, such as lack of personnel or not reaching their threshold number of divers, the fact is that we were able to dive for only 2 days at the end of the fourth day. When I brought up the subject of a refund for the 2 days we had not dived, Mr. Morelli sent a co-worker to tell me that he had decided not to apply the pack price and he was going to bill me for the full price (80 euros according to the co-worker). Given the situation, I decided not to dive on the fifth day, but he still made me pay for the 4 dives of the fifth day that we did not carry out. In a nutshell, I had booked 20 dives at 50 euros per dive, and I ended up doing only 6 dives and got billed for 650 euros, which makes it nearly 110 euros per dive! Now I understand the reason for the pirate’s skull of their logo! Obviously, I am not going to return to this diving center as long as Davide Morelli is running it.
The harbour is at a 30-minute driving distance from the diving center, through a winding narrow road. In addition to that, Mr. Morelli charges you a 15-euro fee for the transportation. "

Alvaro Martin, Spain, 2011


WEST SARDINIA

Oristano Alghero


Oristano

9511 Diving Team

Reviews: 3 stars

Diving Center Costa Verde

Portu maga
Costa Verde
Tel: +39 (0)338 858 5504

Down from the Golfo si Oristano, set amidst long beaches and sand dunes.

Bosa Diving Center

Reviews: 2.5 star

Via Colombo 2
08013 Bosa
Oristano
Tel: 335 8189748
Fax: 0785 375633
E-mail: [email protected]

"The instructor is a very competent cave diver with many years experience. I found him a good guide, however to get the best from him you need to be fairly competent yourself. THey are a laid back dive centre, perfect for a relaxing holiday, and an easy-going approach, yet dig a bit deeper and you find the vast knowledge that has been accumulated over many years of coast and inland cave diving as well as sea diving. RIB ride very enjoyable along a super coast and knowledgeable info provided on the rock formations by an experienced speliologist dive instructor. Plan to re-visit Bosa diving and extend my cave diving experience in some of the extensive inland cave sites. Recommended. "
Howard Flegg, UK, 15 October 2012

"They are the worst dive operator I have encountered and disorganised to the extent of being unsafe. My first encounter with them was making a telephone booking with them only to turn up and be told that they had no booking for me. I eventually managed to dive with them two days later. On that day, nobody spoke any English other than the absolute minimum (so about as good as my vacation Italian) and the dive center was in total disarray. I was told to arrive at 8.45am for a 9am dive and we actually left at 10am. At the dive site, there was no briefing and the group split up, descending without the DM as and when they wanted to. I eventually descended with the DM though I was never buddied up. The DM took no interest in the welfare of the divers whilst in the water, though we did do a safety stop. After the dive, another driver dropped a lamp into the sea and was allowed by the DM to take on more weight and attempt a recovery on his own despite telling the DM that he had only 50 bar. In actuality he failed to descend and the DM spent 10 minutes recovering the lamp on his own. After this experience I decided not to book any more dives with the dive center and I would never dive with them again. "
Jon Connell, 2008

SCUBAWAVE

Alghero

Pool Diving

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended

Offer film developing and video editing. Have four boats and provide PADI courses up to divemaster. Accepts credit cards.

Via Vittorio Emanuele 1 or Via Rockfeller 15
Alghero
Tel: +39 (0)79 979229
E-mail: [email protected]

"Thanks to Pool Diving I have experienced a great Cave/Cavern diving. Good prices and excellent services provided. I'm definitely gonna dive with them again. They have 1 large steel boat and 2 dinghies. I spent little money for the accommodation in a very comfortable hotel in the city centre thanks to their help. For a diver Alghero is the place to go: cheap prices, great diving, very nice city."
Alex

"Just a short note to thank Pool Diving for providing a wonderful and memorable scuba diving experience for me and my wife Laura. She has since found a new world to explore. Your professional, competent and knowledgeable staff made my wife feel safe and successful. So much that she will seek certification in our local area. We hope to return in October and hope to see you then. We are definitely recommending Pool Diving to all our friends."
Dean Honewa, UK, 2008

Sardadivers

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended

Adventure and Diving Centro Immersioni
Diving Center Porto Conte

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended

CMAS, PADI. Open all year.

Porto Conte Marina Km 48
07041 Alghero SS
Sardinia
Tel/Fax: 079 942122
Mobile: 338 3253695
Ab: 079 984890
[email protected]

"I have dived all around the world...and I am sure Sérgio is without doubt the most friendly dive guide/manager in the world. He is very resourceful and knows every one around Alghero. From accommodation to camera spare parts...Sérgio can help you. This is the only place in the world that after saying: 'I'll be back', I really am back every year. The caves are great, only to match the world's famous (and best) Yucatan Cenotes. A well organised and friendly dive center, who specialises in diving caves and swim-throughs. Two - three RIBs, go out every day to local dive sites, usually not more than 10 minutes away. Underwater photographers/videographers are well looked after... Sérgio makes sure you have everything you need for your dive, he even carries your spare camera underwater for you. Great dive boat and good facilities. Great value for money. (Their dives and courses seem to compare favourably pricewise to others). Boat very comfortable with plenty of room. "
Ric Vieira, UK, 2007

Karibu Diving Club

Open April until October. Speak English, German and French.

c/o Hotel Capo Caccia
Capo Caccia
07041 Alghero (SS)
Tel: +39 (0)79 946666
Fax: +39 (0)79 956535

Adventure & Diving
Blue Services
Sardinia Scuba

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Further Reading

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sardinia
Paperback, 224 pages
Carta dei Diving in Sardegna
Edited by Carlo Delfino.
A map and booklet featuring 80 dive sites and centres.
Sea Fishes and Invertebrates of the Mediterranean
by Lawson Wood, Paperback, New Holland Publishers, 128 pages, (2015)
Covers 289 species with colour photographs
Fish ID Card: Guide to the Marine Life of the Mediterranean
Printed on Laminated plastic so waterproof. 60 high quality images of the fish to be found in the Med.
Europe and Mediterranean Marine Fish Identification Guide
by Patrick Louisy, 2015
Already considered as a reference in most of Europe, Europe and Mediterranean Marine Fish Identification Guide is now presented in a new, completely reviewed and updated English version including the most recent scientific findings

Other Things to Do

Rock Climbing
The climbing looks fantastic on the cliffs around the coast. Take your boots if nothing else.

Caving (Spelunking)
Sardinia has over 336 caves. We haven't done any caving here but a quick web search finds that these clubs have and their websites give more information: Croydon Caving Club, Red Rose and Spéléo Club de Figeac.
Windsurfing
The North coasts are often windy and excellent for windsurfing.
Fishing
I watched with interest a fly-fisherman cast into the sea in vain. There are not many large fish close to the coast. However, the "fly" the fisherman was using was an exquisite little shrimp-mimic which wouldn't look out of place framed and hung on the wall. It was a surprise to me that shrimps could be flies, or indeed that flies could be shrimps. But apparently a fly is anything that copies a fish's food stuff. The fisherman tied the shrimp-fly himself; I doubt that you will get anything as delicately done from fishing shops but we can put you in touch with a skilled fly-tier if you would like to buy some.