Off the small port of Sorrento there is the rock of Vervece. An islet of rare beauty and part of the Marine Protected Area of Punta Campanella in the area "A", that enjoys maximum protection. His backdrops descend over 50 meters, populated by many marine species: Groupers, Scorpion Fish, octopus, whole herds of white bream, red sea fans, red Castagnole, Thrushes, Damsels and Serranidae. Flowering bushes of white hydroids swaying in the surf, stand all the way around the many Parazoanthus axinellae yellow-orange. Ability to see urchins very similar to tropical ones. At 12 meters you can see the bronze statue of the Madonna of Vervece, protector of the sub, and celebrated by a beautiful underwater procession on the second Sunday of September, on the occasion of the traditional feast of the Virgin Mary.
The Cave is located in the bay of Mitigliano about three miles south of the harbor of Marina della Lobra. Located in area "C" of the Marine Protected Area, allows anchors and diving.
The route requires some diving experience because the cave has three conducted with stalactites in training. This has also a varied fauna composed of small crustaceans, crabs sleepers, sciaphilys, sponges, bryozoans, sea anemones of a pink-orange and specimens of brotula.
Located in area "B" at a short distance from the coast, in the Bay of Ieranto, is characterized by a hole surrounded by colorful daisies sea corals and nudibranchs.
Just 25 meters deep you can see the first big red gorgonian fans and shoals of bream, barracuda and salps, among the boulders groupers and many octopuses also of considerable size.
Going on a plane which extends to -20 meters, you can meet echinoderms uncommon melon like the hedgehog, hedgehogs crown, the star and the star pentagon frail, damselfish, sea bream, skipjack, croakers and moray eels, sharing their den with shrimp, octopus and grouper.
Located in the bay of Recommone in area "B" whose depths are deeper than 30 meters. Night dives are suggested to be Able to see the alicia mirabilis typical of the Mediterranean Sea, lobster, blue fish, nudibranchs, a star pentagon species of starfish, sea lilies, octopus and moray eels, The Latter Mainly visible at night.
It 'a small desert island in the sea protected by the Park of Punta Campanella with the name of Zone "A". The depths, especially during the summer, are full of benthic life, with different showy marine species. Walls rich of white gorgonians, sponges, bryozoans and red damselfish. The best dive is at the end of his "shoe", a kind of rocky hill in the direction of the island. Sometimes you can encounter because of passage in the area, groups of pelagic fish, tuna and yellowtail.
Punta Falcone offers a rich and varied backdrop and is located in area "C".
The dive leads to a huge boulder completely covered by wildlife and caves, ideal habitat for rockfish and lobster, as well as shelter for eels. The cave begins with a very short corridor, illuminated by the light that comes from 'high. At the end of this duct there are walls of magnose and spider crabs. The peculiarity of this dive is the descent along a rock wrapped yellow Parazoanthus and from various types of gorgonians as the eunicella cavolinii or Paramunicea.
The reef ends at around 40 meters where, in rocky crevices, you see big breams.
Located in the area "B" has a uniform depth between -15 meters and -18 meter. Red and yellow gorgonians and sponges have colonized the entire wall, while the ravines and small cavities are home to moray eels, bream and other echinoderms.
It is also easy access to some isolated rocks on the sand filled with numerous large lobsters.
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