In-Shore Spots

Monte Argentario

The headland spots around Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole

Explore the Underwater Wonders of Argentario: Crystal Waters Paradise

Argentario, with its crystal-clear waters and biodiversity-rich seabeds, offers some of the most spectacular diving sites in the Mediterranean. Discover the hidden underwater treasures that make this destination a must for divers of all levels.

  • Maddalena Shoal – Dive among coral branches and ravines inhabited by lobsters and red sea fans, a wreck of nets now home to nudibranchs, and external rocks vibrant with tropical colors. Magical encounters with barracudas and snappers make this site perfect for underwater photography.
  • Capo d’Uomo Shoal – A stunning shoal descending over 45 meters, adorned with red sea fans, spotted dogfish eggs, sea lilies, and gorgon stars, with close encounters with moonfish and amberjacks.
  • Coral Rock – A wall entirely covered with red coral, with a maximum depth of 32 meters, making Nitrox the ideal breathing mix. Varied underwater routes thanks to the presence of colorful sponges, invertebrates, tunnels, sea bream, conger eels, moray eels, sea cicadas, lobsters, salps, and barracudas.
  • Creek of the Marine Ox – Two different diving itineraries, featuring yellow gorgonians, small coral branches, and shelters for spotted dogfish and moray eels. A pleasant safety stop within the creek observed by colorful small fish.
  • Argentarola Islet – Diving among “forests” of red gorgonians, encounters with groupers, barracudas, seahorses, and, in late spring, with moonfish. The famous “cathedral” cave offers a unique experience for expert divers.
  • The Columns – A suggestive night dive along a wall full of sea fans and lobsters, with the possibility of encountering snappers and medium-sized amberjacks.
  • Cala Grande South – A wall rich with red sea fans and false black coral, with large-sized conger eels, lobsters, and gorgon stars, in addition to a suggestive encounter with a submerged stack.
  • The Christ – A simple dive around the Abyss Christ statue, with a beautiful open cave illuminated by sunlight.

And much more, from the islet to the Blue Cave, through the Cove of Saints and Avoltore Head, each diving site in Argentario promises unique emotions and unforgettable encounters with marine life.

Book your underwater adventure in Argentario and discover the submerged secrets of one of Italy’s most fascinating underwater paradises. Whether you’re an underwater photographer looking for the perfect shot or an explorer eager for memorable adventures, Argentario awaits to offer you unparalleled diving experiences.