Guided scuba diving excursions on the Catania coastline, Sicily

This offer is very popular 33 people chose this activity this year

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 2 hrs
Spoken languages: English, French, Italian
Minimum age: From 10 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

In the shadow of mighty Mount Etna lies a watery Eden, resplendent with wildlife nourished by a legacy left by a turbulent volcanic past. Explore Catania's hidden basalt caves and vibrant aquatic forests courtesy of Jonio Pro-Dive.

On the shores of eastern Sicily, Catania still bears the scars of a life spent at the mercy of Etna, but with every rumble of the active volcano follows a reward - a bounty of nutrients that has resulted in one of Europe's busiest coral communities. A technicolor of fish, fauna and marine mammals, the shallow cave systems around the Sicilian coast are the ideal nursery for beginner scuba divers.

Following your instructor from the coast to submerged landscapes, beginners have the opportunity to experience scuba diving without the need to take a boat or descend to depths. The ideal way to build your water confidence and get to grips with the kit is going on small group excursions.

Located a stone's throw from the dive center lies some of Sicily's most popular dive sites including Grotta Jonica, Grotta dell'amore and the Arco Grande. A set of grottos and underwater arches, shallow depths of 12-15m are easy to navigate and offer multiple chances to spot fish, colourful corals and even an octopus if you're lucky!

Course of events

- Meet your guide at Jonio Pro-Dive Catania - Via Villini a Mare 2, 95126 Catania, Italy at least 15 minutes before the start of the activity.
- Briefing about the scuba equipment and the itinerary.
- Scuba diving experience in Catania.
- Return to the meeting point.

Activity requirements

- Please arrive at the meeting point Jonio Pro-Dive Catania - Via Villini a Mare 2, 95126 Catania, Italy, at least 15 minutes before the start of the activity.
- Knowing how to swim is compulsory for this activity.
- A minimum number of 2 participants is required for this activity to take place.
- The minimum age for this activity is 10 years old.
- This activity is discouraged for those who suffer from dizziness and seasickness.

Special terms

- This activity is weather-dependent. If the weather does not allow for the activity to take place, we will contact you to reschedule or receive a full refund.
- Please note that the exact duration and itinerary of the activity are weather-dependent.
- Wild animals are unpredictable; we cannot guarantee that you will see them during this activity.
- Please inform us of any important health issues upon booking.

Please note you are not allowed to fly for up to 24 hours after your last dive.

  • All necessary equipment
  • PADI-certified instructor
  • Transfer to the meeting point
  • Food and Drinks
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Underwater camera
  • Water
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Meeting point
Jonio Pro-Dive Catania - Via Villini a Mare 2, 95126 (CT), Italy Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
4.9 / 5
  • (12)
Very good
  • 4.3 / 5

Très belle expérience. Très bon encadrement

  • 5 / 5

Very interesting experience for someone who is diving for the first time.

  • 5 / 5

Très bon accueil Explications claires

  • 5 / 5


  • 5 / 5

Super accueil, fourniture de tout le nécessaire de plongée. Explications en français impeccable, la monitrice a été très souriante et patiente. Elle a également été très rassurante dans l'eau, ce qui nous a permis de faire ce baptême de plongée sereinement et de profiter pleinement !

  • 5 / 5

Au top.

  • 5 / 5

It was our first time diving and definitely breathtaking :) Great location and water, easy understandable instruction and beautiful underwater-landscape. We felt very safe and absolutely recommend this diving center for such an experience.

  • 5 / 5

Incroyable comme baptême

  • 5 / 5

Génial, incroyable... Meilleur expérience de ma vie !

  • 5 / 5

Dive with one diving buddy, it's nice!

  • 5 / 5

Ambiance très sympa et conviviale, le fiston a été ravi de sa plongée et de ses découvertes lors de sa plongée à Catane

  • 4.3 / 5

Le moniteur était très sympathique, il nous a accompagné pour notre première plongée et nous a appris les techniques. L’eau est un petit peu trouble mais nous avons pu voir pas mal de poissons et étoiles de mer. A faire !