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Le Gorgonie (the Gorgons)

Not too far from the Grotta della Madonnina (the Cave of the Madonna), on a seabed of 43 metres, a wide underwater cliff begins; completely covered by large red and yellow fans, which are moved by the current.  They are the gorgons, colonial organisms consisting of octopuses which are, in some aspects, very similar to corals. The dive, even if difficult, is particularly scenic, because the plateau presents several cracks and burrows ,which provide shelter to moray eels, rockfishes, breams, groupers and octopuses. But looking deeper into the ravines, it is also possible to spot clawed lobsters and spin lobsters.

Departure: the dive point is 5 minutes away from the ArchiMete tourist centre by rubber boat.

Route: it is a classic dive, recommended only to expert divers.

Depth: maximum 34 metres.

To see: wide stretches of gorgons, swaying in the light underwater current of Capo Caccia. In the ravines, which begin among the surrounding rocks, octopuses, moray heels, but also spin lobsters and clawed lobsters find shelter. With just a turn of your head towards the blue of the open sea, it is possible to admire the passage of pelagic fishes, like barracudas, amberjacks, sea breams and breams.

Length of the exploration: 50 minutes without decompression.

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” in 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