Italia, Regione Liguria
Area Marina Protetta di Portofino
Estimated number of dives carried out on the site per year
1254 (estimates for the year 2020)
Description of the site of natural interest
Descend along the chain of the mooring buoy, but it is preferable, at a depth of about 10 m, to head towards the wall in a westerly direction. Continuing the descent we find large overlapping boulders that create ravines where dusky groupers (Epinephelus marginatus) find refuge. Here we also find conger (Conger conger), mediterranean moray (Muraena helena) and brown meagre (Sciaena umbra). Continuing on the 35 m we come to a wall where there are large gorgonians. From here it is advisable to start the ascent, paying attention to the numerous gorgonians present and the possibility of observing lobsters and octopuses. At shallow depths it is easy to observe an intense fish fauna: salema (Sarpa salpa), seabream (Diplodus sp.), saddled seabream (Oblada melanura), gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) are often visible.