Portofino Marine Park

National Marine Reserve

The dives inside the marine park take place at designated sites established by the Portofino park authority; to these, we add the value of our extensive knowledge of the area, in order to take you on alternative and less frequented itineraries, that offer up a wealth of surprises.
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Your Portofino diving adventure awaits

Name Portofino
Type of diving reefs and shipwrecks
Dive sites more then 20
Minimum depth 5 mt
Maximum depth 40 mt
Current No
Minimum water temperature 13°/14° January - March
Maximum water temperature 24°/25° July - September
Visibility 15-20 meters avarage

Most of the spots are reef and wall dives suitable for both beginners and experienced divers

Few places in the Mediterranean can boast such a spectacular concentration of life forms

The ideal place for underwater photographers and video operators

Dive sites are selected by taking into account our guests preference.  Please include any particular desire in your booking request and remind it at our staff upon arrival

Dive Sites

  • Faro di Portofino
  • Chiesa di San Giorgio
  • La liscia
  • Casa del sindaco
  • Punta Vessinaro
  • Altare
  • Cala degli Inglesi
  • Il diamante
  • Testa del Leone
  • Scoglio del Raviolo
  • Targa di Gonzatti
  • Secca Carega
  • Colombara
  • Dragone
  • Punta dell'Indiano
  • Punta Torretta
  • Grotta dell'eremita
  • Punta Bussego
  • Punta targhetta
  • Punta Chiappa
  • Secca dell'Isulea

Guided dives in the marine park

Sun fishes in Portofino

The promontory of Portofino has always been considered a unique oasis in the Mediterranean, by virtue of the beauty and richness of the organisms that inhabit it; a fact chiefly attributable to the singular geography and conformation of the area.

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Stretching out into the Ligurian Sea, a broad and unusually shaped coastline intercepts currents and favors ample concentration of nutrients. Marvelous coves and atypical rock conglomerates offer thousands of species an ideal environment to live and reproduce.
Few places in the Mediterranean can boast such a spectacular concentration of life forms, and to preserve these treasures the area has been designated a Marine Park.

Beginners and experienced divers alike can enjoy more than 20 diverse dive spots featuring reefs, walls and shipwrecks.

For individuals not certified, who wish to try out Scuba Diving, we offer an introduction to scuba diving with our professional instructors.
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program takes half day, it includes a lecture on basic diving skills and a training dive from the shore. This is the minimum requirement to join our boat trips to explore the Portofino marine reserve and the famous underwater statue of the Christ of the Abyss.
Discover Scuba Diving