La Pointe de Scopa / Scopa's Spit

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La Pointe de Scopa / Scopa's Spit

La Pointe de Scopa / Scopa's Spit

Down the southern end of the Gulf of Girolata, this dive site is a rocky slope gradually going down between 20 and 40 meters. It is a very rich site, with pink anthias, scorpionfish, moray eels, seaspiders, nudibranchs (Doris)... A  lot of crayfish have settled in the cracks and crevices along the rock; it's easy to spot them with their antennae, or 'feelers', poking out of their sheltered habitat. A few different rock stacks are accessible, some of them covered in purple gorgonian fans! To explore the site further in depth or out in the blue, you'd need the Advanced or CMAS 2 certification...

Down the southern end of the Gulf of Girolata, this dive site is a rocky slope gradually going down between 20 and 40 meters. It is a very rich site, with pink anthias, scorpionfish, moray eels, seaspiders, nudibranchs (Doris)... A  lot of crayfish have settled in the cracks and crevices along the rock; it's easy to spot them with their antennae, or 'feelers', poking out of their sheltered habitat. A few different rock stacks are accessible, some of them covered in purple gorgonian fans! To explore the site further in depth or out in the blue, you'd need the Advanced or CMAS 2 certification...

Down the southern end of the Gulf of Girolata, this dive site is a rocky slope gradually going ...

Other information

Visibility
10 to 20 meters
Current
None (or very light)
Required scuba diving level / certification
All levels, Advanced/CMAS2 to start out in the blue
Boat trip duration
10 minutes
Fauna
  • Crayfish
  • Brittle star
  • Anthias
  • Surgeonfish
  • Nudibranchs
  • Scorpion fish
  • Melon urchin
  • Red gorgonian fan
Flora
  • Coralligenous

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