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945 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

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