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Archi di Nereo (the Arches of Nereus)

Just above the main entrance to the Grotta di Nereo (the Cave of Nereus) a scenic series of underwater arches are visible, and characterized by a flourishing underwater flora and fauna. Walking through the arches, it is easy to spot colonies of red coral, but also to assist the quick passage of big pelagic fish, like amberjacks, sea breams and barracudas. Rays of sunlight magically play among the arches and, along with the transparent  waters, create a very suggestive image; perfect for capturing with your camera and video recordings.

Departure: the cave is 10 minutes away from the ArchiMete tourist centre by rubber boat

Route: the cave is on one level and the exploration is easy and enjoyable.

Depth: maximum 18 metres, entrance to the arches is at 15 metres depth.

To see: the arches are the perfect shelter for Mediterranean spin lobsters, congers and moray eels, while the walls are covered with sponges and sea daisies. Getting closer to the walls with your mask, it is possible to spot multicolored nudibranches and shy sea horses. Looking out from the arches and towards the open sea, it is possible to admire the passage of pelagic fishes, like barracudas, amberjacks, sea breams and breams.

Length of the exploration: 1 hour

Price includes: scuba tank and ballast, transfer by rubber boat, diving and naturalistic guide inside the cave, washing and storage of the equipment.

Further information: the tourist centre ArchiMete offers the possibility to buy cheap diving packages, which allow one to experience the wonders of the Protected Marine Area of Capo Caccia-Isola Piana. The offer can be combined with trekking and snorkeling routes, in addition to naturalistic activities proposed by ArchiMete. See also the section “Discover our offers” on the homepage of the website.

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comunicazione e contenuti a cura di:

ideazione e progettazione grafica di:

Alessio Tavoletti

sviluppo tecnico e ingegnerizzazione:

Simone Volpini