Ustica Galera Point Dive
Mixed Difficulty – Depth 0/55 meters
Ustica Galera Point Dive, a submerged lava tongue that has become a rock, the setting for a thousand adventures and underwater routes.
A strip of outcropping lava rocks divides the waters of the Galera Point inlet in half, offering the opportunity to immerse yourself in two coves with a pebbly bottom and crystal clear waters. It is an ideal place to have an unforgettable baptism of the sea and / or participate in diving courses in total safety.
The underwater routes are divided along the wall – between 18 and 25 meters – or deeper around large boulders placed on the light sand. We will observe oceanic Posidonia meadows that connect the shallow rocky seabed to the submerged lava tongue.
At the end of the dive it is always fun to look for the creatures that camouflage themselves among the green leaves of this marine plant: pony pipefish, seahorses, octopuses, cuttlefish, pencil hedgehogs, nudibranchs and hermit crabs. On the point various species of fish enliven a variable and rich scenography: shoals of banded bream, large white bream and parrot fish chase each other among the shallower rocks, numerous shoals of damselfish dot the blue, moray eels look out from the cracks in the rock. Emerald thrushes move quickly among the boulders and huge curious groupers linger. A lava arch, at 30 meters, allows you to admire the yellow, purple and orange of the sponges among which equally colorful nudibranchs nest and feed. Ustica Galera Point is located in zone C of the Ustica Island Protected Marine Area.
The “Galera” is a tongue of rock emerging perpendicular to the coast that recalls the shape of a Roman ship. One of the most popular underwater routes in Ustica due to its relative simplicity
The studios are rented with a short tourist lease without the provision of personal services (Article 4 of Legislative Decree 50 \ 2017).