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About Tyrrhenian Coast
The Tyrrhenian coast is a region of the Mediterranean Sea lying to the west of Italy, east of Corsica and Sardinia, and north of Sicily. Scuba diving off the coast of Italy includes the areas south of the Italian peninsula in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Hundreds of dive sites exist around Sicily, Ustica, Livorno, Rome, Napoli, Aeolian Islands and Sardinia. The Aeolian Islands are located within the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the north coast of Sicily. These islands are part of the World Heritage Site. There are seven main islands: Alicudi, Filicudi, Salina, Lipari, Vulcano, Panarea and Stromboli. Also there is a beautiful town Maratea, which is located in northern Italy. Maratea and the surrounding areas are a nature reserve and under the protection of the state and UNESCO. In the northern part of the Gulf of Naples, there is an Italian island named Ischia. It is known for its captivating beauty and incredible diving opportunities. The Tyrrhenian Sea waters are ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling. For beginners and advanced divers there is a breathtaking scenery lying just below the surface. Jellyfish, crabs, vibrant orange polyps, feather dusters, moray eels, octopus, barracudas, breams, groupers, tuna, sea fans, scorpion fish, amberjacks, dentex, white bream, crayfish, parrotfish and many more creatures can be found there. The famous dive sites of the Tyrrhenian coast include Secca delle Formiche, Secca del Toro, Pavlos V, Secca della Collombara, Scoglio Quaglietto, Calafuria, Punta Della Madonna and Anna Bianca Wreck.
When to go to Tyrrhenian Coast
The scuba diving season runs from April through November. The average water temperature fluctuates from 15C/59F to 26C/79F, depending on the time of the year. The average air temperature varies between 18-35C/64-95F, also depending on the time of the year. The currents are usually mild and visibility is great, around 20-30m/66-98ft.