There are 40 dive sites to be visited around Palau Sardinia and the Archipelago of La Maddalena and the Reserve of Lavezzi. Palau north Sardegna is in a strategic location for diving the northern part of Sardinia and we can easily reach both East and West sides of the Archipelago, while Lavezzi (Corsica) is just 12 miles from the harbour. Most of the dive sites can be reached in a few minutes or maximum 40 minutes. The presence of many islands and islets in the area offer us sheltered places to dive, even with bad weather conditions.
We are always aware of your safety.
The dive sites are generally represented by rocky shallows rising from the bottoms around the islands and a few meters from the surface and granite walls starting from the surface. Nearly all the dive sites are suitable for any level of certification.
The water temperature varies from 15 degrees in early Spring and between 19C to 25 degrees in Summer and Autumn with visibility ranging between 15 metres to 30 metres.
|The Bonifacio Strait is a wide shallow bottom area, the waters between the islands are no deeper than 70 metres. Such an extension of shallow and well lit bottoms, swept by currents, represent a perfect cradle for rich and diversified marine life. Most of the sedimentary bottoms within 40 metres are covered with prairies of Posidonia Oceanica, a superior plant with flowers and fruits. The Posidonia Oceanica are huge nurseries to different species of fishes, crustaceans and molluscs. Among those prairies, you will dive along enormous granite rocks, drop offs, overhangs, swim through, caves all covered by spectacular marine life, sea fans, sponges, tube worms. Those incredible landscapes offer habitats to a large variety of fishes, molluscs and crustaceans like moray eel, stone fish, dorades, conger, barracudas, groupers, octopus, crabs, lobster and lots of nudibranches.
For the wreck lovers there is the Angelika, a cargo ship lying in between 15 and 21 metres.
Our daily dive trips start at 8h30, for the furthest dive site at 08h00. We leave the port early as we want to be the first at the dive site. We can go out for two dives with a surface interval snacks and drinks will be provided on board. We return to Palau by early afternoon so you have the rest of the day for other activities.
For recent pictures of the diving here, we invite you on our photo gallery.
|Marine environment, as any other natural environment, is delicate and fragile a clumsy fin stroke, a wrong movement, some carelessness and organisms which took years to grow up and develop are destroyed in an instance. Nautilus Diving Center is member of the "La Maddalena National Park Association of Diving Tourism Operators" (C.O.T.S.): this association has obtained the environmental certifications ISO 14001 ed EMAS. This means that the Diving Centers adhering to the Association have provided themselves with rules and procedures in order to minimize the environmental impact of their activities. You too will be required to respect the following rules, they are effective in every sea where you will dive and this will make you a responsible diver.
Take care of your equipment and make sure you're streamlined.
Practice your buoyancy control, stay at least one meter and half to two meters from the bottom and walls, try not to touch them and it's rising sediment.
Don't stay under or too close to the roofs or overhangs, bubbles that are trapped or running on the rocks damage and kill benthic organisms.
Don't stress the sea life. Don't try to touch or pull any fishes, crustaceans, molluscs. Don't swim after fishes either, just observe and watch them from a distance.
Do not feed the fishes this creates changes in sea life behaviour.
Beware of strong lights, use powerful spots just to light the walls and drop offs. Don't shoot light directly into the fishes eyes.
Never collect or carry to the surface any organisms, even if they are dead,everything is recyclable in nature.
Don't throw any garbage into the sea, but give it to the boat personnel, who will take care of it.
Increase your knowledge of the sea and its inhabitants by following recreational Marine Biology courses. The more you know, the more you respect sea life.
Dive operators that adhere to these rules, respect local and international environmental laws, that are actively involved in environmental protection.
Be a responsible tourist and diver.
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