Underwater Ischia is even more beautiful. Diving into prairies of Poseidon, grottos and silvery fish
• Cave diving
• Night diving
• Basic scuba diving courses with instructor
• corsi di biologia base turistica
• Personalized programs
• Boat trips
• Daily excursions with two dives
Diving in the wonderful waters off the island of Ischia to observe and learn, archaeological and bio-naturalistic diving itineraries. Caves, submersed and awash, with seabeds of unparalleled richness and crystal-clear water offer truly particular and unique photographic opportunities of extraordinary beauty. The jagged nature of the rocky seabed supports the presence of a rich fauna and a flourishing underwater flora. The volcanic masses on the seabed’s of Ponente are located between thick underwater forests of sea grass which are natural protection for the various and rare forms of sea life.
A Marine Protected Area
Regno di Nettuno, the area of the sea surrounding the “Flegreo Archipelago,” is formed by the islands of Ischia, Procida and Vivara. The three islands are part of large volcanic complex that is still considered active. Signs of its vitality are the numerous hot springs now used in spas and splendid gardens, forming thermal bath parks with pools of various temperatures, true botanical gardens, and beaches.
The island of Ischia has only a few beaches, but they are very beautiful. It is also very green and full of sea cliffs, coves and caves. The local culture is divided between those who farm, producing fresh vegetables and delicious wines, and those who fish, dedicated to small scale fishing using a fleet of about one hundred vessels that supply the market year-round with valuable fish.
The second largest island is Procida. As a result of an ancient eruption, it is located in a junction between the great volcanic caldera of Campi Flegrei and that of the island of Ischia. Procida is harsher in appearance, characterized by high cliffs and its structure reflects a rough yet Mediterranean island. Those who reach the island are greeted by an adorable port and a colorful and sunny atmosphere, which contrasts the harshness of its rocky appearance. In fact, if you examine the island closely you will discover green gardens and the most fragrant lemons, which have a strong influence on the local cuisine. Procida is more closed off to news than its neighbor, Ischia, but it safeguards the heritage of its original villas and gardens, preserving almost intact the beautiful fishing village of Corricella.
The smallest of the islands is Vivara, which has been uninhabited for a long time and is a State Nature Reserve of great importance to the European environment. Inserted in the chain of islands that includes Ischia, Procida, Ventotene, Palmarola, and Ponza, Vivara is instrumental in the feeding and survival of millions of small migratory creatures who would never make it to their breeding grounds if they encountered a hostile and man-made environment.
The Regno di Nettuno unites and divides this reality, creating an unmistakably unique environment and one that is among the most fascinating of the Mediterranean.