Stromboli – underwater excursion

la Dorsale della Sciara, la Sciara del Fuoco, Strombolicchio, la Secca di Scirocco

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This is an imposing fin which comes out for more than a hundred metres towards the open sea, perpendicularly to the Sciara edge. Following the submerged fin towards the open sea, we discover that from a nearby crest at 45 metres, two peaks rise up: the nearest rises up to a round 35 metres, the other pushing seawards rises up to 25 metres.


The base of the whole structure lies on Stromboli’s muddy sea-bed which descends in an extremely sharp manner. On one side the sea-bed rapidly rises, climbing up to 35 meters at its summit. From here the view is breathtaking: under us opens an impressive precipice which is lost in a pitch black abyss; over our shoulders the gigantic mass of Sciara’s edge impends, similar to an imposing mountain which appears among the clouds.


An impressive wall of black rock. A step towards the deepest and unknown abyss, towards a black sand sea-bed, which steeply stretches away towards depths out of the reach of divers, pointing towards the “Fossa del Tirreno” (over 3,000 metres deep).


Strombolicchio is the rock on which a 50 metre high light-house is built, a mile to the north of Stromboli island. Here we are concerned with exploring a submerged rock slightly detached from the main one, otherwise easily reached during a simple dive going around Strombolicchio.

All the suggested dives around Strombolicchio start from the side which looks onto Stromboli island.


To Strombolicchio’ s south west on a deep sea-bed, just less than 60 metres, the Scirocco Secca rises up. This is an imposing mountain surrounded by a quantity of large rocks rich in fish and spectacular morphology.

All the Secca di Scirocco’s sides are completely coverd with red gorgonia.


Stromboli ferry schedules

Routes and times updated in real time and refer to the current week.
From April to October, routes run much more frequently. We suggest you double-check the schedule a few days before your departure!


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