Explore the underwater world of Ustica Island by swimming on the surface
Snorkelling in the Mediterranean is not so popular for several reasons, such as it is said it has no colourful reefs within a couple of metres or water temperature might not always be as warm as in the Tropics.
But the crystal clear waters of the Med are not found elsewhere, letting us to see through more than 20 metres deep. In addition to that, the volcanic conformation of Ustica provides amazing sceneries and the numerous marine caverns enable us to practice the singular experience of Cave Snorkelling.
Here are the sites specifically we selected for you to get the most of a snorkelling tour. The spots are intentionally named by their ancient toponym as they in somehow connected to their characteristics and highlights and we want to preserve their originality.
Naturalistic Sea-watching Routes
The following spots are dotted along the coastline around the island and are identified to be interesting for their volcanic conformation, such as lava pillows, basalts, tunnels and cracks, and for the typical infra-coastal flora and fauna, easy to identify thanks to crystal and transparent waters.
Punta ‘ra Mezzaluna & U’ Patanu
Scogghiu ru Liune & Cala Ciacuni
Testa du Russu
Matri Santa & Patriconiu
Sutta ‘a Za’ Lisa
A Ciaccazza di San Paolo
There are 9 semi-submerged caves along the coastline that can be visited from the surface, of which most of them are not accessible by boat but only by swimming in. Equipped with a dive torch to enlighten the cavities and with booties to walk on the rocks, you’ll discover some of the most unknown places of the island where no visitor, scuba diver neither local guide are used to go!
Rutticeddi & Scogghiu Culumbaru
Grotta della Faglia
‘A Sireta & ‘Rutta Vascia
‘Rutta da Sciabica
‘Rutta da Pastizza
‘Rutta di l’Acqua & ‘Rutta ‘i San Franciscu
Go for it!
Book now your Snorkeling Holiday in Ustica Island: grab a mask, snorkel along with a pair of fins and go explore!