Description of the site of natural interest
It is considered one of the most beautiful dives in the Mediterranean.
It is recommended to descend along the catenary that ends on the cap of the shoal at a depth of about 14 m. Already at this depth you can observe a large number of fish: dusky groupers (Epinephelus marginatus), seabream (Diplodus sp.), common dentex (Dentex dentex) are among the protagonists. The plateau of the cap quickly turns into a wall. Attention must be paid to the strong currents and, depending on the latter, follow the south-west or south-east slope. The scenery is breathtaking with a large expanse of violescent sea-whip (Paramuricea clavata), yellow gorgonians (Eunicella cavolinii) and cracks with red coral (Corallium rubrum), from 25 m up to 55 m and more. Often visible are cracks and rock roofs covered with sea daisies, solitary madrepores and some forkbeard (Phycis phycis). It is advisable to maintain the maximum height of 35 m and then ascend on the opposite side of the shoal.