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Punta dell'Arpa

Length: 300m
Depth: 42m
Duration: 55 minuti
Difficulty:

Punta dell’Arpa (literally “Tip of the Harp”), located in the south west area of the island of Ustica, resides in zone C of the marine protected area. The dive site is what remains of an ancient promontory that collapsed during the different geological eras and that has created a striking landscape.
The dive starts near the east wall of Punta dell'Arpa promontory. In this area large patches of seagrass alternate with wide areas of substrate covered with algal flora. Among the fish present in this stretch we will find: scorpion fish, rainbow wrasses, ornate wrasses, combers, painted combers and several other species.
Following the seabed in the direction of the open sea, at a depth of 30 meters, on the surface of the lava boulders, we can admire the white and yellow gorgonians. Going deeper, we will reach the base of a rock wall that presents itself covered with red gorgonians with fans exceeding one meter in height. The substrate is populated by invertebrates that further enrich the colors of the seabed.
Retracing the initial path, rich in ravines and creeks that make the ascent more adventurous, we reach the point of anchorage and, after the necessary safety stop, we will rise to the surface.

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