Through our series Destination Focus, we giving our readers a whistle-stop tour around the Mediterranean introducing our exciting new dive spots, our next little jewel in our journey is the exquisite island of Sardinia.
Getting to Sardinia
Sardinia is around 2 hours 15mins flying time direct from the UK. It is a large island, almost in the middle of the Mediterranean. It has over 2000km of stunning coastline and is famous for the remarkable azure sea that surrounds the craggy island.
Drive away from the city of Alghero into the sun-brushed Sardinian countryside and you are en route to discovering one of this island’s best-kept secrets – Capo Galera Dive Resort. A mere 15 minutes separate the two but it feels like another world. The scenery is dramatic with rugged cliff tops giving way to an inviting sea. But you don’t have to be a diver to enjoy all that Sardinia has to offer. Snorkelers, non-diver and families are all welcome and will find their days filled with sunshine and tranquillity.
Sardinia’s rugged coastline is littered with a wealth of dive sites, earning it a top spot in the list of Mediterranean diving destinations. All around the island are some of the most diverse dives in the region sites with wrecks and caves, shore dives and boat dives to pick from. There are few currents in these waters so why not learn to dive in Sardinia? Ghost’s Cave will send a tingle down your spine or stand up and break the water in Galathea. There are several wrecks including one resting in Bollo’s cave with a cargo of clay pipes. Sponges, corals, rays and even barracuda can all be spotted so there is no lack of marine life either. Floating mid water with seemingly endless viz in front of an overhang, you will wonder why you did not visit sooner!
Diving in Sardinia
The conditions in Sardinia will appeal to even the most seasoned diver. The water is crystal clear and an inviting aquamarine. Most sites are well sheltered from currents and can all reached by boat in no more than 30 minutes. The dive centre has 3 dive boats moored in the bay – ideal for training or fun dives.
There is a huge range of dive sites to visit… more than you could explore in a single trip. And the team will tailor the programme to match your interest and experience levels. The bay too is a brilliant dive and open for shore dives during the day or at night on request.
Capo Galera dive Resort
The accommodation at Capo Galera Dive Resort is truly unique. Set in a secluded villa perched at the end of a headland you are surrounded on 3 sides by bright blue water. The villa has been converted into several self-catering options. There are double rooms, which share bathrooms and showers and have access to a full kitchen. A studio apartment sleeps, 2 people. Or larger groups can opt for the 6 person apartment. Please let us know your requirements at the time of booking. You really don’t need to be a diver to enjoy this beautiful place, snorkellers non-divers and families are very welcome to enjoy the sunshine and tranquillity there is to offer.
Custom built dive boat
Snorkellers and non divers welcome
For more information on this beautiful Island please contact the office.