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CAPO CACCIA, ISOLA PIANA AND PORTO CONTE

 

The Red Coral - Corallium Rubrum

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THE DIVING CENTER
The Adventure & Diving manage a modern and well equipped diving center and is located in just 10 minutes from the diving sites of Capo Caccia and Punta Giglio, considered very important in the Mediterranean for their many caves and spectacularly rich marine life.

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THE DIVING SERVICES
The diving center offers many services including: transfer, equipment storage, tank filling, hot showers, equipment rental, instructor assistance, boat rental, film developing, video editing, and mechanical repairs.

Susi in the middle of sea margarita flowers
Susi looking in a window of Anfitrite cave


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THE EQUIPMENT
A Verticus V10 Bauer compressor, 50 tanks (10,15,18 liters) complete range of MARES and SCUBAPRO modern equipment compliant with International standards for 15-20 divers, a variety of underwater lights/torches, diving vehicle, underwater computer, PC with Internet features and video for multimedia courses.
 

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THE BOATS
There are four boats: one 14 meter and one 11 meter boat in wood, one rigid hull rubber boats and one rib Gommonautica 4.30mt- 25Hp that can carry 20 people in total.


Video making under red coral

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CERTIFICATION COURSES
PADI or FIPS/CMAS scuba certification courses are organized every one to two weeks and are available in a variety of languages. Instructors are also available for specialized courses such as open water, advanced open water, rescue diver and dive master.


Leptosamnia Pruvoti

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EXCURSION TIMES
Half-day diving excursions are available daily: mornings (departure 09.30 and return 12.30) and afternoons (departure 15.00 and return 18.00). Now is in great demand two dives in one exit (9.00-14.00). For a full day excursion, the boat departs at 9:30 and returns at 18:00. Night dives begin one hour before sunset, departure time depends on the season, and last two to three hours. During the winter season, excursions are organized on demand, weather permitting.


The red Coral inside the Nereo Cave

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DIVE SITES
With the multitude of perpendicular cliffs and submerged caves in the Capo Caccia and Punta Giglio dive areas, it is possible to dive in a different environment each time, especially good for those looking for a challenge! The big caves of Nereo and Falco are the most famous, and most frequented, mainly due to the fact that the areas are so large it could take three dives to see all of Nereo. Even more spectacular are the caves of Portico, Belvedere and Cerianthus in the area of the holed island, Foradadda, famous for its enormous cave passages. The caves of Tunnel and Sifone are in the Sommergibile, or "Submarine" area, a 35meter deep rock projection gaining its name for its resemblance to a sunken submarine. The rock projection is the main wall of the Capo Caccia from which a huge canyon is created and this is a wonderful area to dive. The marvellous Madonnina, the dive site at the very tip of the cape is known for its incredible quasitropical incrustations. Furthermore, in Punta Giglio there are the caves of Pozzo , Fantasmi "Ghost Cave", Stalattiti, and finally those of Galatea, del Corallo, dei laghi or Umma Gumma and Ciprea, just to name a few. The caves with their variety of characteristics, all completely different for their orientation with the light and the types of currents, are still the subject of research by biologists and marine geologists of the University of Sassari, with a view to setting up the much longed-for future marine reserve park. In addition to the cave immersions, there are numerous free water dives sites , such as Massi delle Gorgonie Rosse "Red Soft Coral Rock", La Secca delle Aragoste "Lobster Rocks" where it is possible to see hundreds of the lobsters, the canyons of Nereo and of the Submarine, l'Arco "Arch" and Spaccata della Cernia Bianca "the Crack of Cernia Bianca", Scoglio dei Barracuda "Barracuda Rocks", Dolmen della Foradadda, and finally the Relitto del Galeone Francese "the Wreck of Galeone Francese". We come in contact with a large variety of Mediterranean species daily, including gruber, dentis, pincer lobster, conger and murey eels. Much to the delight of photo and video divers is the incredible expanse of Parazhoanthus (Margarita Flower), Leptosamnia and a myriad of incrusted sponges, all offer many opportunites for the wonderful effect of back lit photos. And most importantly is the presense of the red coral which is visible at just 4 meters and unique to all the Mediterranean area. The coral cling to the cave rooves and canyon walls of this area, and it is very exciting to take close-up pictures because of the "polipetti", the "small octopus flowers" that grow on the coral.

The white grouper
The white grouper of U boat arch

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THE DISCOVERY
A very exciting and important paleontological discovery was made during a guided cave dive in September of 1995. Marco Busdraghi, director of the dive center, found a rock containing the skeleton of a Sardinyan deer (Megacerus Cazioti), a fossil dating back about 150,000 years, before the Ice Age. A government research center is analyzing the rock and the many skulls and bones it contains to determine the exact era in which it originates and its relationship to the ocean levels, affected by the advent of the Ice Age. Read the article...>>>

 The pre-ice age skeleton of some deers set in the limestone
The pre-ice age skeletons of some deers preserved in the limestone of the grotto

 
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ACCOMMODATION
The renowned Riviera del Corallo offers a very high number of hotels and accomodation of all kinds: pensions, residences, camp sites offering the highest quality entertainment and services to ensure a completely relaxing vacation, and then it is possible to choice several private apartments and small villas. We are organizing a new diving resort on the white sand Fertilia Alghero beach inside the Vel Marì resort. Visit the links page so you can arrange your accomodation in all the area.

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PRICE LISTING

Dive without equipment

Low (May-Jun-Sept-Oct)

High (Jul-Aug)

N1  Dive
N2  Dives in one exit
N2  Dives full/day with the boat
     €   40,00
     €   50,00
     €   65,00
      €    45,00
      €    55,00
      €    70,00

 

Dive with tank and weight

Low (May-Jun-Sept-Oct)

High (Jul-Aug)

N1  Dive
N2  Dives in one exit
N2  Dives full/day with the boat
      €    45,00
      €    65,00
      €    90,00
       €     50,00
       €     75,00
       €     95,00

 

Dive with full equipment

Low (May-Jun-Sept-Oct

High (Jul-Aug)

N1  Dive
N2  Dives in one exit
N2  Dives full/day with the boat
     €      60,00
     €      85,00
     €    110,00
     €     65,00
     €     90,00
     €   115,00

 

Courses are organized weekly, lasting 1-2 weeks. Equipment and all materials are included on Introductory and Open Water Diver courses for which the relevant PADI or CMAS certificates will be awarded on successful completion.

Discovery scuba
 90.00

Introductory scuba

150.00

Open Water PADI - 1 CMAS

350.00

Adventure in Diving PADI - 2°CMAS

300.00

Emergency First Responder primary and secondary care

150.00

Rescue Diver PADI - 3 CMAS

400.00

Divemaster PADI

500.00

Specialty from
(photovideo, biology, nightdiving, caves, etc..)

200.00

Note: you can book and make payment with Paypal

Note: Discounts for groups, clubs and diving schools.

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ADVENTURE & DIVING - ALGHERO & PORTO CONTE
is a product of BUSDRAGHI PROGETTI SUB

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BUSDRAGHI PROGETTI SUB - ADVENTURE & DIVING

Via Aggius, 14 - 07041 Alghero SS - ITALY

Fax ++39.079.9739039 - Skype: adventurediving-italy

Director Marco Busdraghi -  Mobile +39.333.1847750

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Last update 3/apr/2012

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