Italy has hundreds of miles of coastline to dive and explore, the mainland coast, the Aeolian Islands, Sicily and Sardinia. This section will detail what is essentially a beginner's dive in Taormina, Sicily.
Isola Bella Bay, Sicily
Down to 12 metres, this dive location is excellent for try dives or to take your preliminary dive course. The water is calm and the conditions are ideal for beginners. This is where I learnt to dive. The snorkelling here is also excellent. Plenty of fish and urchins to keep you interested.
A 5mm wetsuit, dive knife, hood, gloves and booties are all recommended.
Visibility on the best days can reach up to 25 metres in the Mediterranean and as such is a treat for divers.
The water ranges from 14c in the spring to about 24c in the summer.
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