Franata dell'Ancora, Sicilia

MACHINE TRANSLATION: The site is characterized by rock mixed with sand between 10 and 22 meters. There is also a Byzantine anchor and it is not difficult to meet with fragments of ancient amphorae to remind us that the coasts of Palermo were the logistical basis of intense trade in Roman times.

MACHINE TRANSLATION: Biodiversity is typical of the rocky and sandy environment, octopus, moray eels, bream, bream and many nudibrakes characterize the seabed.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 16 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Drift Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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