© iStock/FilippoBacci Diving in Tuscany Toscana, also known as Tuscany in many parts of the world, is an area that is located on the west coast of the Italian peninsula, just south and east of Liguria. It is home to just under 4 million people and takes up an area of 23,000 square kilometers (8,900 square miles) The largest and most populous city in the region is the capital, Florence. It is also home to Pisa, famous for its leaning tower and Chianti, the birthplace of the well-known Italian wine that shares its name. Tuscany may be highly regarded for its rich culture and art, but it also has 270km (168 miles) of coastline, edged by the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas, and seven islands to dive. In these crystalline waters there are shipwrecks from the First and Second World Wars, beautiful reefs and a whole variety of marine life. The main dive clusters in the area are the Argentario Coast and Rocks in the Surroundings, while Giglio and Giannutri Islands are highly protected, with motorized vehicles banned, meaning they are perfectly tranquil to explore. Then there is Isola d’Elba, where Napoleon was exiled, and Pianosa Island. Expect to see amazing rock formations and even archeological sites in these historic waters. Featured places to go in Tuscany © MaresArgentario coastthe Argentario coast itself has many great diving options to offer in its own right.Learn more © MaresGiglio and Giannutri IslandsGiglio and Giannutri Islands offer a glimpse of undisturbed biodiversity as scuba diving is the only permitted activity in this location.Learn more © MaresIsola d’ElbaIsola d’Elba is a great tourist destination with lots of shops and restaurants and 150 beaches to explore.Learn more © AqualungPianosa IslandPianosa Island is a very unique area for divers to explore.Learn more Dive Sites in Tuscany Discover the wonders of the deep with SSI's blog Join us on an exciting journey of discovery and learn more about exhilarating diving adventures, dedicated conservation initiatives, and innovative educational opportunities that will help you illuminate the extraordinary beauty of the underwater world. Let's explore the underwater world together and delve into the hidden wonders beneath the gentle waves.