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Grotta dell'Accademia

Length: 30m
Depth: 12m
Duration: 50 minuti
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The Grotta dell’Accademia (literally “Academy cave”) is a cave that by location, charm and accessibility is definitely one of the busiest in the diving tourism of Ustica. Located in zone C, right next to the Grotta della Pastizza, the cave is very easy to locate, thanks to an imposing rock that stands right in front of it.
The cave is accessible through a tunnel, at 8 meters depth, that opens in a very large room. This room is illuminated by a fantastic play of lights that penetrates through the cracks between the boulders. Inside the cave we can find some plant species that make room for themselves by exploiting the sunlight coming from the surface.
Inside, we can meet juveniles of many species of fish, including congers (conger Coger) and moray eels (Muraena helena) that run between the pebbles and tiny planktonic crustaceans.
The right-hand wall of the cave is full of crevices that constitute a perfect shelter for many species such as juvenile groupers (Ephinephelus marginatus).
This dive is also indicated to less experienced divers since the seabed is composed of coarse gravel and the big room of the cave is never completely dark.

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