Fiumarella at Pellaro
Opposite the mouth of the little torrent “Fiumarella” at Pellaro, usually in a crystal sea water, daily cleaned by the currents of the Strait of Messina, it’s possible to visit a simple and interesting dive site.
It’s a place of considerable importance, which preserves wall structures once emerged and now underwater, in consequence of the sinking of the tip of Pellaro. The walls submerged, where many sedentary fishes hide themselves, are located at different depths, with isolated rocks emerging from the sandy bottom, immersed into a wild nature.
Transit point for large pelagic fishes, but also inhabited by sedentary fishes, the dive site is interesting from many points of view, generous with both the history buff and with the passionate naturalist. The sandy bottom, usually considered boring, here shows itself full of life, animated by large spiral tube-worms. Possible meetings with seahorses and triggerfishes.
|Place||At the mouth of the little torrent “Fiumarella”, at Pellaro|
|Dive type||From the shore|
|Bottom type||Large isolated rocks and brick walls|
|Depth (min/max)||15/65 m|
|Currents||Absent or moderate, sometimes strong|
|Dive Path||Round trip in circle|
|Biodiversity||Many sponges and sedentary fishes.
It’s possible to meet seahorses and triggerfishes.
|Peculiarities||Presence of masonry structures submerged.
Visibility generally very good.