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Diving in Capoliveri
When to go to Capoliveri
The climate in Capoliveri is warm and temperate. The warm season lasts from June through September with the average air temperature of about 26C/79F. The cold season lasts from November through March with the average temperature staying at or just below 12C/54F. The average water temperature in the winter is around 14C/57F and in the summer around 25C/77F with visibility of 20m/66ft.
Scuba diving in Capoliveri
Capoliveri is a small commune on the island of Elba in Italy. Administratively it is a part of the Province of Livorno in the Tuscany region, located about 130km/81mi southwest of Florence and about 90km/56mi south of Livorno. Elba Airport is located in 22 km from it. Capoliveri is an old town located on a high point, 130m/426.5ft above sea level. There are quaint alleys with restaurants, bars and shops, many of which sell local crafts. Places of historical and cultural interest include the Sanctuary of Madonna delle Grazie, the Focardo Fortress and the Chapel of San Michele Apse. The town also has a few nice beaches. Local marine life is abundant and includes red and green gorgonians, black and red corals, groupers, bluefish, barracuda, shrimp, amberjack, snapper, bream, lobsters, eels, sunfish, dolphin, turtles, small sharks and quite a few other species. Capoliveri features a few deep dives including Capo Poro and Scoglio del Remaiolo that are particularly popular with divers. Capo Poro (also known as Secca di capo Poro) is a boat dive with the average depth of around 35m/115ft and the maximum depth of about 52m/171ft. Scoglio del Remaiolo has the average depth of 40m/131ft and the maximum depth of 60m/197ft. Diving at this site can be done by boat. Because of the depth and strong currents these dive sites are best suited for experienced divers. For first dives and novice divers there is a good dive site Lacona. Diving there can be done from shore. The average depth of the site is 7m/23ft. The maximum depth is 10m/33ft. The area also offers diving opportunities available to divers of all levels such as Scoglio della Corbella Ovest, Scoglio di Remaiolo East and Scoglio Che Bara.