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Diving in Procchio

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When to go to Procchio

The average air temperature in the winter is 9C/48F and in the summer 25C/77F. The average sea temperature in January stays around 13C/55F and in August around 23C/73F. The water visibility varies between 10-30m/33-98ft. The best time for diving is from April through September.

Scuba diving in Procchio

Procchio is a touristic seaside resort that sits in the center of the north coast of Elba Island in 3 km from Elba Airport. The main street of this village has been closed for traffic and changed into a covered walkway. Procchio is easy and quick to reach from any part of the island of Elba. The highest mountain on the island is Monte Capanne (1019m/3343ft). There are supermarkets, a bank, a post office, several bars, pizzerias, restaurants, play park and a church. Procchio has one of the longest sandy beaches, about 1km/0.62mi. The best dive sites in this area are Lo Scoglietto, Scoglietto of Portoferraio, Junkers 52, Capo d'Enfola and Santa Lucia Bank. Divers can spot wrasses, starfish, sargos, lively donzellas, damsel fish, sea fans, breams, rock fish, scorpion fish, groupers and many more. Junkers 52 is a German airplane wreck. It was shot down on the 9th of September, 1944 and discovered only in 1997 by a diving center with the help of some local fishermen. It lies in 37m/121ft of water. Large lobsters, European lobsters and moonfish can be found there. This dive is rather difficult to do and requires some experience. Capo d'Enfola is also an interesting dive site where divers can see fan corals, octopuses, moray eels and explore a wall. The average depth of the site is 20m/66ft and the maximum depth is 45m/148ft. Lo Scoglietto is a good site to do a night dive, first dive and underwater photography. The average depth is about 15m/49ft. The maximum depth is close to 45m/148ft. There are a lot of big fish mingling around. Diving here can be done by boat and is suitable for divers of all levels of experience.