Diving in Portofino

About 30 kilometers (18 miles) east of the capital city of Genoa is Portofino. It is a world-famous town with only about 500 year-round residents, but it is known as the birthplace of Italian diving. Established in 1999, this protected area heavily regulates recreational fishing, so it is one of the most biodiverse areas for divers in all of Italy. Punta Secca Carega is a well-known dive site here and the original Christ of the Abyss, a giant underwater statue, is also a must-see in Portofino.

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Wildlife in Portofino
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pipefish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Sand Eel
Conger eel
Panther Moray Eel (Dragon Eel)
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Sweetlips and Grunts
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Squid
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
Jellyfish
Sea Wasp
Portuguese Man o'War
Wildlife in Portofino
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pipefish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Sand Eel
Conger eel
Panther Moray Eel (Dragon Eel)
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Sweetlips and Grunts
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Squid
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
Jellyfish
Sea Wasp
Portuguese Man o'War

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