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Scuba Diving

Diving for Certified Divers in Aci Castello

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Dive into the stunning lava seabed and encounter basalt columns, lava pillows, and colorful marine flora and fauna for an unforgettable underwater adventure at the marine-protected Isole Ciclopi.

Highlights

  • Explore ancient shipwrecks, underwater caves, and colorful coral reefs at the dive site, Isole Ciclopi as you dive deep into the waters.

  • Dive in the lava beds of the Gulf of Catania, formed by Mount Etna's volcanic eruptions.

  • This guided experience is suitable for all divers, from beginners to advanced.

  • Diving guides are multilingual (well-versed in English, Spanish, French, and Italian) and experts in marine ecology.

  • Fun Fact: Castle Normanno is one of Aci Castello's most famous landmarks. Earlier, it used to be surrounded by the sea. However, one of Mount Etna's lava flows connected it to the mainland.

Inclusions

  • Dive license (mandatory)

  • Multilingual underwater guide (English, Spanish, French, and Italian)

  • Diving equipment

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses

  • Underwater camera

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Get Ready for a Dive!

Head to the marine protected area, Isole Ciclopi, to explore a rich and diverse underwater world. Based on whether you are an advanced diver or a beginner, the experienced multilingual diving guide will select a dive site. Enjoy the underwater sights and learn about marine life as qualified marine biologists will educate you on flora and fauna. Once fitted with the latest gear, you will be ready to dive in. The experience is suitable for beginners and advanced divers.

Explore Marine Life, Lava Beds, and Shipwrecks

In the water, you will be around basalt columns, ropes, and lava pillows that make up the unique landscape of this area. Get to swim among stunning marine life, including sea bream, octopus, sponges, sea fans, and more. Explore gorgeous underwater canyons, volcanic faults, and a shipwreck from a coal ship that sank in the late 1800s, which now lies at a depth of 40 meters.

Important Information

  • Individuals without a diving certification will not be allowed to take part in this experience.

  • Bring a change of clothes, a towel, flip-flops, a camera, biodegradable sunscreen, and beachwear.

Restrictions

  • This activity is not suitable for children under 10 years, pregnant women, non-swimmers, divers without a license, individuals with claustrophobia or epilepsy, individuals who have undergone recent surgery, or people over 95 years of age.

  • Fishing and touching marine life is not allowed.

Timings

  • Daily: 8:30am to 12:30pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Via Provinciale, 23.

  • Address: Via Provinciale, 23, 95021 Aci Castello CT, Italy.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Terminal Aci Trezza. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board bus 534 to get you there.

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