Where to start? The fact that Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country on the planet? That the food is tantalisingly close to perfection?
That the landscape, from beautiful island beaches to cypress tree-topped hills and soaring mountains, has something for pretty much everyone?
Argentario Divers is located in Porto Ercole, a charming village dating back to the eleventh century, overlooking the Argentario Mountain. They dive in the Archipelago Toscano Marine Park, with wrecks, caverns and drop offs. 10% off published prices using code ScubaTravelUK2019 at argentariodivers.com
Underwater photos taken in Argentario have won prestigous underwater photography prizes.
The video below shows what you can expect when diving there - caves, wrecks and beautiful, abundant sea life.
Porto Ercole is easy to reach from Rome, Florence, Siena and Perugia.
The Dive Centre is right in front of the sea (it is less than 10 minutes to the nearest dive spot) and is open all year round.
Argentario Divers offer many courses from Intro Dive to Divemaster, Rebreather, Scooter, Wreck, Cavern and Trimix from PADI, UTD, UTRtek and CMAS. We speak Italian and English.
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Safety is a priority - we have oxygen and medical kits on the boats plus medical trained staff and VHF radio.
Argentario Dive Centre Services
- Own boat "Abracadabra"
- number 2 Zodiac
- Air, Nitrox and Trimix Filling station
- Own vehicles
- Pool for training
- Combo Lodging with Dives
- Offer accommodation alone
- Internet access
- Underwater photography/video
- Equipment Storage
- Bath and Shower
- Steel and Aluminium tanks from 3 to double 18 Lts
The nearest airport is Fiumicino in Rome. We are less than 1.5 hours away.
We dive the triangle between Argentario, Giglio and Giannutri Island.
Giannutri Island has been a protected area since the 1980s. The protection of the park has resulted in abundant fish and other sealife.
In spectacular caves you will find extraordinary colonies of red coral.
There are also several wrecks. The Marsala was a steam ship that sunk in 1913, just few miles from Giannutri Island. She was built in Scotland in 1882. On her final voyage, carrying a cargo of phosphate, she collided with another vessel. The Marsala was cut almost in two and quickly sank to a depth of over 30 m. The shipwreck remains became the anemones's home.
The Marsala Wreck
Another wreck is the Nasim II, lying on its side close to a cliff. It was carrying cars when it struck the Punta Scaletta rocks of Giannutri Island in 1976, and went down in the waters between Punta Pennello and Cala Maestra, not far from Giannutri Island.
See the video above for more on the dive sites around Argentario.
Recreational and Technical Dive, Course and Package
Do you want to experience the extreme side of diving that can take you to depths and realms untouched by the majority of the worlds diving population?
If you think you have what it takes to become a technical diver, then Argentario Divers, is the perfect choice for your training.
With a technical team of an in-house Recreational and Technical Instructor, offering programs from open water diver to rebreather, our set-up is guaranteed to provide you with thorough training and comprehensive education necessary for this level of diving.