- Experienced couple in charge since 1997, offering friendly service and who know the dive sites and the island by heart
- Modern, comfortable dive boat with a kitchen and toilet
- The only dive center on the island offering accommodation, restaurant and... diving!
- The 1st marine reserve in Italy promising fish galore!
Our opinion on Profondo Blu Ustica Diving Center:
Do you want to find out what diving in theMediterranean is like? The small volcanicisland of Ustica in the TyrrhenianSea, 67km north of Sicily is the place to find out. It was here that in 1986 was created the first Italian MarineReserve and it's right here that you can find Profondo Blu Dive Center run by an Italian-Belgium couple.
“Profondo Blu was opened in 1994 by an Italian friend of ours, Salvatore Simonetta, who then passed it on to me and my husband in 1997” says Ann Willems, who is the co-owner and manager along with Paolo Piumatti. “We decided to move to Ustica to transform our passion into our livelihood”
Passionate about diving and with more than 8000 dives between them, Paolo and Ann have turned Profondo Blu into an experienced, friendly, quality dive center. The dive center also boasts a resort for up to 20 guests and a comfortable 12m long boat.
On the diving side of things, there are 15 dive sites on offer. “Lots of fun can be had for 2 weeks, visiting a different dive site each day” promises Ann. The highlight of the diving here is the variety of Mediterranean marine flora and fauna. A marine reserve full of barracudas, groupers and schools of amberjacks can be approached easily by divers. For experienced divers there are some great deep dives ( up to 40m) as well as cave dives to be done here such as the famous Shrimp Cave or Grotto dei Gamberi which is a challenge as its entrance lies at 39m but it will most definitely be a memorable dive!
The dives sites are all easily accessible and close by (within 20 minutes by boat). Be prepared for some quality service! An example? the staff are responsible for loading your equipment on board... Note that a hyperbaric chamber is available on the island.
Service and quality come first at Profondo Blu Ustica Dive Center: so, what are you waiting for?!!