Sea of light scuba diving at the Island of Elba


The sea around the Elba Island preserves an almost complete example of the natural habitat you could admire underwater in the whole Tyrrhenian Sea. You may swim over fluctuating poseidonia meadows among which hide large shoals of salps, wrasses, sargos and lively donzellas, or you can descend among clouds of damselfish through large canals and walls covered with sea fans.

Immersioni subacquee Isola d'Elba

Caves and narrow passages between rocks open again and again on scenic landscapes. And even more, the sea still preserves evidence of the ancient sea trading and it is not rare to discover amphora fragments or other pieces of this kind.

(By Giorgio Mesturini and Marco Tenucci published on Itineraries and Places)

Some itineraries for diving on the island

Sub Elba Reditriglie

Shallows of Fetovaia Scuba diving Elba Island

Shallows of Fetovaia, these shallows are situated on the southern side of the island near the cape bearing the same ...
Sub Elba Bavosa Gattorugine

Shallows of Careno Scuba diving Elba Island

Between Capo Sant’Andrea and Formiche della Zanca, the great Careno Shallows rise up to 14-20 meters from the sea surface. ...
Sub Elba Murena

Stones Blacks Scuba diving Elba Island

Blacks Stones Capo Caldo is the southern border of the Gulf of Porto Azzurro. Descending near the cape, the diver ...
King of Mullet or Cardinal fish (Apogon Imberbis) - family Apogonidae

Remaiolo Rock Scuba diving Elba Island

Remaiolo Rock is situated at the southernmost point of the Elba Island inside the Bay of Remaiolo and in front ...
Sub Elba Bavosa Gattorugine

Corbella Rock Scuba diving Elba Island

Corbella Rock Scuba diving Elba Island, not far from Capo Stella, the promontory separating the Gulf of Lacona from the ...
Gobi geniporo (Gobius geniporus) - family Gobiidae

Gemini Rocks Scuba diving Elba Island

Gemini Rocks This group of emerging rocks is situated near the coast west from Capo Calamita at Capoliveri. The descent ...
Capon blenny

Scoglietto of Portoferraio Scuba diving Elba Island

Scoglietto of Portoferraio Just outside the bay of Portoferraio there is a small isle: the seabed beneath it is made ...
Red blenny - Chilli (Lipophrys nigiceps) - family Blenniidae

Tip Nasuto Scuba diving Elba Island

Sailing west of Marciana Marina is Punta Nasuto. Here the seabed is very varied. An interesting dive is the one ...
Castagnola Rossa (Anthias anthias) - family of the Serranidae

Focacciaiola Rock Scuba diving Elba Island

Focacciaiola Rock, about 200 meters out to sea from the Gemini Capoliveri , rocks there is another partially emerging rock ...
Grongo (Conger conger) - Congridae

Formiche of the Zanca Scuba diving Elba Island

To the west of Marciana Marina, between Capo Sant’Andrea, Sant’Andrea and Punta della Zanca, is Formiche della Zanca, one of ...
Octopus (Octopus vulgaris) - Octopodidae family

Pablo Peaks Scuba diving Elba Island

Pablo Peaks Near Punta Bianca Capoliveri there are some rocks reaching a couple meters below the surface of the water ...
Jellyfish and little fish that lives in symbiosis with her

Punta of Madonna Scuba diving Elba Island

Not far from the previous dive is Punta of Madonna, which can be reached in just a few minutes by ...
Sub Elba Murena

Capo Enfola and Scoglio the Nave Scuba diving Elba Island

Approximately a half hour navigation from Marciana Marina is Capo Enfola, where close to the coast is situated the large ...
Mullet - family Mullidae

Shallows of Capo Fonza Scuba diving Elba Island

These shallows near Capo Fonza, are one of the most popular dive sites of the Elba. The shallow is easily ...
Elviscot the shipwreck of Pomonte

Elviscot the shipwreck of Pomonte Scuba diving Elba Island

This is one of the few dives on the Island of Elba that can be commenced from the shore. ...
Sub Elba Reditriglie

Capo Stella Scuba diving Elba Island

The route for the dive near Capo Stella (Lacona), the western limit of the Gulf of Stella, initially follows the ...
Ricciòla - family Carangidae

Junkers 52 Scuba diving Elba Island

About 300 meters north from the lighthouse of Portoferraio and 37 meters deep is the wreck of a Junkers 52 ...
Red blenny - Chilli (Lipophrys nigiceps) - family Blenniidae

Punta Cannelle Scuba diving Elba Island

Tip of the Cannelle is situated on the north side of the Gulf of Porto Azzurro (about a mile east ...

Sub circles on the Island


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