44.0502, 9.8322

947 Logged Dives

Grotta Byron

Coming out of the Portovenere Canal and heading towards Riomaggiore you will immediately come across a small cove chosen by Lord Byron for many of his poems. A beautiful, serene landscape.

This diving site is perfect for macro photography featuring red and blue damsel fish and nudibranchs which are very common here. This site is also full of Apogon imberbis (the kings of mullets), sea horses, and cnidarians too.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Night Dive
  • Macro Spot

Level

  • Beginner

Programs

  • Extended Range (XR)
  • Freediving
  • Scuba

Entry

  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt

currents

  • no
  • moderate

Maximum Depth

  • 15m

Visibility

  • 9m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App
Wildlife Diversity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rays
Electric Ray
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Wrasse
Snapper
Goatfish
Molluscs
Octopus
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Rays
Electric Ray
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Wrasse
Snapper
Goatfish
Molluscs
Octopus

RECOMMENDED TRAINING

Try Scuba
Enriched Air Nitrox Level 2 (40%)

Do you want to extend your dive time and explore the dive sites you love for longer? Join the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox specialty program and become a nitrox diver! This is the perfect course to get the most out of your dive time, especially on multi-dive days, and helps minimize diver fatigue. Earn your SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty certification now!

Try Scuba
Perfect Buoyancy

Glide through the ocean effortlessly, extend your dive time, reduce your air consumption and more with the SSI Perfect Buoyancy specialty. No matter what your diving interest, having perfect buoyancy is the key to success. Start this essential specialty course now!

Try Scuba
Marine Ecology

Are you fascinated with the oceans? Do you want to learn more about the incredible environments you are diving in? Join the SSI Marine Ecology specialty program! You learn about the exciting science of Marine Ecology and become an underwater naturalist in no time. Enhance your dives - earn the SSI Marine Ecology specialty certification now!

Try Scuba
Open Water Diver

If you want to dive anywhere you want, with anyone you want, join the Open Water Diver program. This is your international certification to become part of an exclusive group of underwater explorers that most people only dream about joining! Learning to dive is much easier than you think. Join the SSI Open Water Diver program now!


DIVE SITES NEARBY

AFFILIATED TRAINING CENTER