Scuba diving in The Mountain of Scilla

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From Shore
Average: 59.04 ft
Maximum: 196.8 ft
Average: not available
Maximum: not available

At the foot of the legendary rock of Scylla, numerous large rocks descend on the gravel and sand sea bottom to about 20/25 m; then the seabed drops rapidly up to 35 m, where there’s a submerged reef. There you’ll bump into an imposing spire with vertical walls, twenty meters high, known by everyone as “the Mountain”. Circumnavigating the submerged cliff clockwise, returning to the south, you patrol the wall facing the coast, marked by a deep vertical crack, often inhabited by fish and shellfish (the content is provided by Megale Hellas Diving Center)

What to see

 From January to April-May, of beautiful St. Peter fishes and large monkfish can be found. From October to December you can instead meet pelagic fishes: shoals of yellowtail, skipjack or bonito appear out of the blue as if by magic, and then disappear in the same way. Large red scorpion fish, sedentary and sly, are motionless on the bottom, while occasional groupers, large moray eels and some timid white hakes are hidden in the dark rock crevices

Reachable from

Marina di Gioiosa lonica

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