With a luxuriant vegetetion, an exstraordinary sea, breathtaking landscapes, Capri is the most beautiful island of the Mediterranean Sea. Its beauty and its fame are well known since ancient times and still nowadays it attracts plenty of visitors. It is a calcareous land with many elevations, separated from the main land (Punta Campanella) by a strait. The sea waters sorrounding the island are very deep. Many caverns, among which the most famous is the “blue cave”, alternate to vertical cliffs and rocks coming out from the blue water, such as the famous sea stacks “faraglioni”.
We anchor in the small bay underneath the sharp amazing cliff from where, in the ancient times, the roman imperor Tiberius used to dash down the undesirable slaves. The dive takes its name from this famous cliff. It's a wall dive departing smoothly from the shallow depth of the bay and becoming steeper as the divers continue swimming keeping the cliff on the right. The trasparancy of the water makes it a very bright dive, full of life; from the purple and yellow gorgonias to different kinds of colourful sponges.
Trallis of Carena Cape
Carena Cape drops vertically down very deep in the blue. This is a dive for technical divers because, descending the wall rich of corals and gorgonias, they reach the sandy bottom at 62 mt. where an electrician trallis sank many years ago. The wreck is completed covered by an unbelievable marine flora and fauna. There are spectacular soft corals, differente kind of gorgonias, sponges always sorrounded by plenty of small fishes like the anthias. In the summer is not rare to meet some pelagic species of fishes such as the sun fish, tunas, amberjacks. The ascent is along the wall reaching a small repaired bay where the bottoms is les ripid and it's easier to do the decompression stops.
It's the most beautiful and spectacular dive of Capri, but the possible strong current and the continuous passage of many small boats, not respecting the scuba flag, make it only for expert divers. Looking at the morphology of the bottoms it seems the hull of a ship upside down. It's infact a rocky point which comes out from the external cliff for hundreds meters, dropping almost vertically in the blue. The marine life is very heathy. It's plenty of gorgonias, soft corals and colourful sponges which cover many cracks . There, with a torch, it's possible to discover hidden murays, groupers. Every where there are huge schools of anthias all around. It's not rare to meet barracudas and small tunas passing by.