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Discovering cave fishes amidst shoals of damsel fishes. an emerald green paradise among limestone masses.

Average depth: 10 metres

Maximum depth you can reach: 15 metres

Difficulty level: LOW

Distance from Cala Gonone: 2 miles

This is what you can see: diving tour along a landslip face with huge limestone masses on the sandy sea bottom, which is covered with Neptune grass. emerald green water and shoals of damsel fishes encircle the divers and accompany them into numerous clefts created by the overlying masses. the area is full of cave fishes and moray eels. in the higher part of the face, the masses are covered with colonies of acetabularia (green algae) and peacocks tail, whereas on the sea bottom there are big sea anemones and weathry-tuft tube worms.

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You can explore the underwater length of the Sea Ox Cave for the first 100/150 metres and you have the possibility of swimming among stalactites and stalagmites and discovering the fossilized oysters that cover the walls.

Average depth: 3 metres

Maximum depth you can reach: 8 metres

Difficulty level: high (there are sediments on the sea bottom)

Distance from Cala Gonone: 3 miles

This is what you can see: classic potholing-diving tour, but for experienced divers only. The cave - which is partly unexplored even today - runs underwater for several kilometres but you can visit just the first 100/150 metres. Passing through a low siphon you can reach enormous halls. From their muddy bottom, stalactites and stalagmites rise up. Ancient colonies of fossilized oysters cover the walls. They serve as dens for the transparent shrimps that live in the darkness of the cave.

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At a depth of 34 metres, there is a beautiful anchor which dates back to the last century. It bears witness to the historical importance of the area.

Average depth: 20 metres

Maximum depth you can reach: 34 metres

Difficulty level: medium

Distance from Cala Gonone: 8 miles from Cala Gonone

This is what you can see : diving along the steep face with huge slabs of rock on the sea bottom and a beautiful flagship anchor which dates back to the last century. Area of high historical importance near to the marvellous beach of Cala Biriola.

Photographic interest: high

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A cave under a very high cliff which is covered with corals and yellow and red sponges.

Distance from Cala Gonone : a sea voyage of 30 minutes

Average depth : 10 metres

Maximum depth you can reach: 13 metres

Difficulty level: low

Distance from Cala Gonone: 30 minutes of sea voyage

This is what you can see : a spacious sea cave which penetrates the rock under the cliff rising straight from the sea. The faces are covered with corals and yellow and red sponges.
In the most hidden and dark parts colonies of Tube anemones (Cerianthus Membranaceus).

A cave under a very high cliff which is covered with corals and yellow and red sponges.

Distance from Cala Gonone : a sea voyage of 30 minutes

Average depth : 10 metres

Maximum depth you can reach: 13 metres

Difficulty level: low

Distance from Cala Gonone: 30 minutes of sea voyage

This is what you can see: a spacious sea cave which penetrates the rock under the cliff rising straight from the sea. The faces are covered with corals and yellow and red sponges.
In the most hidden and dark parts colonies of Tube anemones (Cerianthus Membranaceus).

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Off the coast of Cala Luna, among the rocks covered with sponges and white gorgonians, there is a world inhabited by shoals of brown meagres, seabreams and big groupers.

Average depth: 27 metres

Maximum depth you can reach: 33 metres

Difficulty level: medium

Distance from Cala Gonone: 15 minutes of sea voyage

This is what you can see : a group of big 6/7 metres high rocks on the sandy sea bottom at a distance of about 800 metres from the famous beach of Cala Luna. They are covered with sponges and white gorgonians and inhabited by shoals of brown meagres and seabreams. Amongst the rocks there are the dens of big groupers.

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At a depth of 33 metres at the helm of the “Nasello”, an Italian cargo ship, which was bombed in 1943.

The steam propulsion, the helm and a big bronze screw propeller are still intact.

Average depth: 30 metres

Maximum depth you can reach: 33 metres

Difficulty level: medium

Distance from Cala Gonone: 3.5 miles south of Cala Gonone

This is what you can see: a 50 metres long Italian cargo ship, which was bombed and sinked in June 1943. It lies on the sandy sea bottom, which is covered with Mediterranean tapeweed. It is broken into two pieces and careened. You can visit the prow and the central part where you can see the steam propulsion, the helm and the big bronze screw.

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The prow of the wreck of the KT 12, which was torpedoed in 1943. Among its steel sheets you may discover moray eels, European congers, slipper lobsters, small groupers and shoals of damsel fishes.

Maximum depth you can reach: 30 metres

Average depth : 27 metres

Difficulty level : medium

Distance from Cala Gonone : 7 miles

This is what you can see: the prow of the wreck of the KT 12. It was cleanly severed by the torpedo launched by the submarine “Saffari” in June 1943.

It lies on the sandy sea bottom at a depth of 30 metres at a distance of 150 metres from the main wreck.

Only the outside can be visited. The inside is inhabited by a huge shoal of brown meagres and an enormous European conger.

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The Gulf of Orosei offers an enchanting and varied scenery: faces covered with a rich marine fauna, clefts caused by landslide, shipwrecks of the Second World War, underwater caves, and rampant pairies of posidonia oceanica (commonly known as Neptune Grass or Mediterranean tapeweed). As an aquarium, from the surface of the sea you will be able to observe and photograph the secret lives of sea flora and fauna which inhabit Sardinian coasts. The guides, the dive master Padi, will lead you through the many marvels to be observed with just fins, mask and snorkel along the enchanting "blue itineraries" of the Gulf of Orosei, taking half day or the full day. 

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