Description of the site of natural interest
At the edge of the integral reserve and on a spur of rock to the west of San Fruttuoso Bay stands an old tower that gives its name to the dive site. Descending along the chain, we find ourselves on a seabed of about 17 m. From here, keeping the wall to the right, we come across a series of large boulders beyond which, at 22 metres, it is possible to observe a small indentation in the coastline that gives way to a fantastic wall sinking to a depth of 35 metres. The numerous cracks hide red coral (Corallium rubrum), lobsters, sponges, bryozoans and nudibranches. These walls are also famous for a dense ‘forest’ of violescent sea-whip (Paramuricea clavata). On the way up, it is easy to see large commom dentex (Dentex dentex), dusky groupers (Epinephelus marginatus) and brown meagre (Sciaena umbra). On 14 m, it is easy to see yellow boulders completely covered with Parazoanthus axinellae, cracks where mediterranean moray find shelter and “clouds” of seabream swimming peacefully.