Junkers Ju-52 (Wreck)

A few hundred meters from the port of Isola delle Femmine is the wreckage of the German Junkers 52 aircraft. It was shot down in April 1943, and now sits at 46 meters deep on a sandy bottom.

The wreck is a marine oasis: large conger eels, moray eels, large groupers, croakers, colorful sponges, and yellow gorgonians.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 20 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

The site is located on the northern edge of Priola on a bathymetric of about 30 meters in a natural amphitheater. A Christ statue has been placed there that makes the scenery enchanting. The presence of groupers, ravens, and large breams are seen here.

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Secca di Ponente

The top of the shoal is between 8 m and 15 m deep, for about 300 metres in length, with its flattened ovoid shape, more or less parallel to the coast and about 300 metres away from it. It offers a conformation rich in ravines, small and large hollow caves, imposing rocks and walls.

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Blue Cave Taormina

This dive site is good for every kind of diver. There is a cave (not completely underwater) and a nice wall, where the maximum depth is 25 meters.

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Relitto di Cannitello - Alvah

On a seabed between 30 and 55m, at the narrowest point of the Strait of Messina, lies the wreck of Cannitello, known as “U Vapuri“ and identified with the ship “Alvah“, sunk in the early 1900s. The hull is placed upside down on the seabed that degrades rapidly, divided into two sections, and is covered in life!

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Archi - Prateria di Spirografi

Entering from the shore, you’ll find the bottom covered in fine white sand that slopes steeply towards the depths of the Strait of Messina, reaching 40 meters just a few steps from the beach. The sea bed, in crystal clear water, is animated by thousands of great spirographs, among which are often seahorses and trumpet fish.

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This die site sits amongst the rock cliffs around the fortress of the Ruffo Castle of Scilla and is characterized by crystal clear water, rich biodiversity, and numerous small canyons and inlets. Around the landslide, which from the surface reaches about 22/25 m deep, lies an expanse of white and luminous sand.

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Lo Scoglio Bianco - Saline Joniche

At Saline Joniche, with access from a wide beach of pebbles and sand, there is a small cliff with vertical falls from 8m to 20m, with a sandy bottom and subsequent rock slide, covered with a variety of algae and sponges. At a shallow depth, under a small cave, there is a statue of Jesus, covered in sea life.

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Wied il-Mielah

Wied il Mielah is a fantastic boat dive to the hidden northern Azure Window. There are 3 caverns with fantastic light, the famous Swiss Cheese swim through and a labirynth between the boulders. All between 9 and 25 m making it a perfect dive for even less experienced divers.

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Gudja Cave

Gudja Cave is located in the north of Gozo. It is a boat dive to corridor-like cave with freshwater source in the back. Inside the cave look for a phenomenon of the milky mix of fresh- and seawater and stunning light effects. It’s suitable for advanced divers. Depths 20 - 35m

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Cathedral Cave

The water inside Cathedral Cave gives off a magical blue color. Surfacing while inside the cave is a must! This site is full of fun boulders, swim-throughs, dome​s to explore. Depth ranges from 15-25 meters and is great for all levels of divers.

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