Diving in Italy is one of the best in Europe with famous diving spots such as Portofino marine reserve and famous dives such as Baia underwater archaeological park. Italy is a great destination for scuba divers who love archaeological diving and groupers. A little less known, you can also give a try at diving in Sardinia or Sicilia islands.
The marine life in Italy is mostly about groupers, octopus, barracudas, moray eels and nudibranchs. It’s the right place to go for both beginners and experienced divers. Due to the water temperatures, regarding scuba gear, it is most common to scuba dive there in a 7 mm wetsuit. The best time of the year is often from July to October. The best dive sites can be reached by boat.
Below you will find all my best scuba diving stories from diving in Italy. I share my top tips on how to organise your trip, my favourites dives, what is the best itinerary or how to do it without breaking the bank. From a travel budget point of view, Italy is a mid-range budget destination, so you may need to save up but not as much as you think.