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Sardinia has plenty of dive sites along its vast coastline. The crystal clear waters, varied life and rugged coastline provide some of the best diving and snorkelling in the Mediterranean.

Dutch Cargo off Mal de Ventre

Just off the island of Mal de Ventre and part of the Sinis Marine Park the Dutch Cargo wreck is in decent condition and one can easily make out the impressive bow of the ship. The rest of the ship has decayed significantly but you may discover two huge "bottles" near the wreck. After a 5 minute visit of the wreck, you will continue your dive, making a round trip through an impressive and awe inspiring underwater canyon. Within these amazing rock formations the sea life you may encounter inlcude large grouper, octopus, barracuda, bream and morays. Great dive! Your average depth will be about 10 metres.

A good dive outfit, part the NAUI organisation can be found at Putzu Idu Diving Centre and is located just off the beach of Putzu Idu.

More information of the Sinis Peninsula Marine Park can be found at www.parks.it.

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.

Water Temperature
The water ranges from 14c in the spring to about 26c in the summer.

Find out more about Sardinia on our Sardinia travel guide.

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