“Marinella” Beach Palmi
We are in Palmi, in the heart of the Tyrrhenian Costa Viola, characterized by beautiful vertical rocky walls, overlooking the blue. The dive site of the cliff is accessible either by boat and from the shore, from the beach of the ancient fishing village of Palmi, called “Marinella”, from which the dive point is named.
After swimming briefly on a stony bottom and along a landslide of big rocks, outcropping before and submerged then, we go down along the rocky wall of the cliff that is immersed in the intense blue of these seawaters, usually characterized by a good visibility.
Gorgeous big purple gorgonians fans (Paramuricea clavata) decorate the rocky wall, covered by colorful incrusting or branched sponges and by several tunicates. Everything is populated by nudibranchs, crabs, eels, polychaete annelids. Not infrequently, looking up into the blue, we meet large specimens of groupers (Epinephelus marginatus) and snappers (Dentex dentex).
Diving deeper, you can admire the great branches of Gerardia (Savalia savaglia) and of black coral (Antipathella subpinnata), a unique show!
|Place||“Marinella” Beach at Palmi|
|Dive type||From the shore|
|Bottom type||Landslides of big rocks|
|Depth (min/max)||15/70 m|
|Currents||Weak or sometimes moderate|
|Dive Path||Roundtrip parallel to the coast.|
|Biodiversity||High, with the presence of large purple gorgonians fans.
Abundance of many specimens of groupers.
|Peculiarities||Landscapes greatly diversified|