Italia, Regione Liguria
Area Marina Protetta di Portofino
Estimated number of dives carried out on the site per year
3035 (estimates for the year 2020)
Description of the site of natural interest
We can start the dive by descending between the shoal and the headland wall to a depth of about 18m. The southern side of the shoal, which faces south and descends vertically to about 30 m, is very interesting. Here we find an area rich in crevices with red coral (Corallium rubrum) and violescent sea-whip (Paramuricea clavata). Looking towards the open sea you can see passing fish, especially common dentex (Dentex dentex), great barracudas (Sphyraena viridensis) and amberjacks (Seriola dumerili). In the crevices of the wall it is easy to see conger (Conger conger), mediterranean moray (Muraena helena) and damselfish (Chromis chromis). Occasionally, small patches of Posidonia oceanica can be observed.