Faro dei Monaci
6 - 40 m
It is located in the South Cape of the island of Monaci with a high lighthouse that marks this part of the island.
This dive can be done in both directions, depending on the current and the waves; the most frequent move south-east, with the wall to the left. The dive starts from a sheltered bay; after swimming among many species of rocks populated by moray eels and groupers, we reach the deepest area at a depth of 25-30 meters to admire some red gorgonians. The west side of the island of Monaci is bordered by a vertical granite wall that stands on a sandy bottom about 20 meters deep.
Here it is possible to observe schools of salp and diplodus swimming near the coast and take beautiful photos of the seascape.
Motorei dei Monaci
6 - 40 m
The dive site is located in the north of the island of Monaci.
It is an easy and pleasant dive site. The spot takes its name from an old motor located 24 meters away. It is very interesting the veritcal outer wall where inside its small holes it is possible to discover crabs and a great variety of nudi branches.
Right in front of this wall on a sandy bottom is the old motor which houses moray eels. Continuing the dive, we enter a channel that allows us to get to visit pinnacles located to the north, it is sometimes possible to see lobsters, moray eels and small groupers. After passing this area, if you have a good supply of air and the current is less strong, we head south to explore the west side of the island where many gullies form a beautiful underwater landscape.
Secca Dell Astice
15 - 40 m
The dive site is located in the north of the island of Monaci. It presents a suggestive marine environment. We descend towards the north-west, where we will cross some canyons with splendid walls covered with colonies of red gorgonians (about 30-35 meters). It is a perfect habitat for many species of crabs and lobsters. It is not difficult to see even groupers, which swim outside their den. During the return at approx 10 meters we can easily meet octopus, moray eels and many anthias fish.
Secca Dei Monaci
14 - 40 m
It is located in open water, the area is marked by a beacon located about 1 mile east of the island of Monaci. The boat is moored on a rock 5 meters deep. Classic diving takes place through large granite formations that rise from the sandy bottom. We follow the first canyon keeping the wall to our right at a depth of 30 meters where we can see many ceriantidi, soft corals, sponges and colorful crabs. We continue to swim in a southerly direction at 35 meters, to find an old anchor covered with multicolored sponges. We will explore a second Canyon with its magnificent walls populated by lobsters and scorpions, we swim to the submarine base of the beacon (about 15 meters). During the last part of the dive, we will swim among many rocks populated by moray eels, crabs and thousands of anthias fish.