Relitto dell'Arenella

MACHINE TRANSLATION: Called the Bettolina dell'Arenella this small wreck a few hundred meters from the coast is located on a sandy seabed between 10 and 18 meters deep, the wreck is an artificial reef, is suitable for underwater photography, nature and for exercises for small penetrations inside.

MACHINE TRANSLATION: The wreck is colonized by sponges, nudibranchs, pyrographs, scorpionfish, bream, sea bream, moray eels, octopuses, conger eels

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 15 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Drift Dive
  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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