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Diving in Biodola

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When to go to Biodola

July is the warmest month of the year with the average temperature of about 28C/82F. January is the coldest month with the average temperature of about 8C/46F. The average water temperature in the winter stays near 15C/59F and in the summer near 26C/79F. The currents are usually mild. The underwater visibility varies between 10m/33ft and 30m/98ft.

Scuba diving in Biodola

Biodola is located on the northern side of Elba and has the largest beach on that side of the island, about 600m long. Elba Airport is located in 9 km from it. The beach in praised by locals for its white sand and clear water. Next to the beach is an ideal starting point for surfing and diving. Biodola is a seaside village in the town of Portoferraio and is one of the major tourist resorts on the island of Elba. This picturesque village has all the amenities for a relaxing holiday. It has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants with a variety of fresh island specialties. The most popular dive site in the area is Santa Lucia Bank. It is a boat dive with the average depth of 16m/52.5ft and the maximum depth of 24m/79ft. This dive site is best suited for advanced divers. Another interesting dive site is Scoglietto of Portoferraio. Just outside the bay of Portoferraio there is a small isle; the seabed beneath it is made up of a large variety of natural formations. It is populated with a wide variety of sea life and especially in the spring divers can see shoals of pelagic fish, such as silver amberjacks as well as other interesting creatures. The area along the north side is particularly interesting. The first stretch features large rocks and wide sand patches that gently descend to 25m/82ft where there is a large plateau. Further, in the open sea, the cliff descends more sharply displaying a beautiful wall. There divers can explore a large sweep of red gorgonians among the branches of which float thick shoals of anthias. The area also has some deep breaches and swimthroughs which are favored by groupers.