The Alexandra’s Sciara
The dive takes place between the Scoglietto and the Spiaggia dei Gabbiani beach, in the north of the island. Here, a large flat formation of basaltic rock goes into the open sea without exceeding the -18 metres of depth. At its end, a step and a vertical rock face sinks into the deep blue; all around, the black lava dominates as a symbol of the ancient Stromboli’s lava flows. An uncontaminated and wild place where you still can approach fishes and look at predators out of their hiding places. There are many endemic marine organisms and you can catch sight of rays, barracudas, groupers (brown and golden), greater forkbeards (Phycis Phycis) and moray eels. An unusual presence is the one of Pinna Nobilis.
To take advantage of the biological and scenographic characteristics of this area, we recommend to dive when the rock face is directly illuminated by the sun. This dive gives great satisfactions both to average experience athletes and to those with more experience; for the first ones, just go a few metres below the step to be totally amazed. For the latter ones, you have the opportunity to discover the depths of a still uncontaminated ecosystem.
Please note: This dive site has been discovered and named by the previous owner of the La Sirenetta dive centre in October 2001.
- Distance to dive centre: 15 minutes.
- Experience required: Expert Open Water Divers and expert Advanced Open Water Divers, depending on the depths.
- Maximum depth: 40 metres.
- Please note: Light current.
N.B. FOR SAFETY REASONS IT IS REQUIRED A PERMISSION OF THE COAST GUARD