Cliff of Capo d’Armi
At the foot of the cape “Capo d’Armi”, on the Calabrian coastline at the southern entrance of the Strait of Messina, a huge descent of rock sinks into the Ionian Sea, reaching quickly great depths.
A rocky edge perpendicular to the coast marks the northern boundary of the dive point, while many scattered stones – tumbled down from the cliff “Leucopetra” – create an underwater landscape not much colorful but full of fishes and invertebrates, including mollusks and crustaceans.
In the surrounding sandy bottom, the presence of Posidonia oceanica has created the perfect habitat for croakers (Sciaena umbra), present along with specimens of groupers and sea breams, settled permanently. Despite the dive is characterized by not much color, the local fauna is remarkable, and the view of the morphology of the seabed is very impressive.
|Place||At the southern entrance of the Strait of Messina, at the foot of Cape “d’Armi”|
|Dive type||By boat|
|Bottom type||Descent of rock with sandy bottom|
|Depth (min/max)||10/50 m|
|Currents||Current weak or occasionally moderate|
|Dive Path||Roundtrip along the descent of rock|
|Biodiversity||Especially coastal fishes|
|Peculiarities||Steep rocky descent in the blue of the Strait of Messina|