The "family-run" Diving Nautilus which opened its doors in Palau Sardinia in 1994, thus guaranteeing you many years of experience. Our location is therefore strategic and perfect for visiting the wonderful seabed of the Maddalena Archipelago and the Lavezzi Marine Reserve in Corsica. Nautilus Diving Center is regularly authorized to work both in the waters of the Archipelago National Park and in those of the Lavezzi Reserve; he is also duly registered in the Regional List of Underwater Tourism Operators (Regional Law 9/99) and duly authorized by the Maritime Authority.
To fully enjoy your diving experience, the support in the sea is provided by a boat designed and built specifically for diving that will guarantee you greater comfort and shelter from the sun and bad weather during your transfers. Our policy is your safety. The dives always take place in groups divided according to the level of certification.
For greater safety, the Enriched Air / Nitrox can be used and available at the diving center. We are professional PADI instructors with many years of experience. At our center we offer the full range of Padi courses from beginner to professional level. PADI educational material is available in all languages.
Our Diving offers an underwater video recording service with our videographer Andrea.
There are about forty diving spots between the Maddalena Archipelago and the Lavezzi Reserve. Palau is in a strategic position: its centrality allows, in fact, to easily reach both sides of the Archipelago, while the presence of the islands always guarantees a shelter and therefore to be able to make exits even in not exactly optimal weather conditions, always in every way in compliance with the safety of navigation.
The type of dive consists of shoals that rise from the seabed surrounding the islands and rock walls, the latter especially on the eastern side of the island of Caprera. Almost all points are suitable for divers of any level: even most of the shoals start just a few meters from the surface.
The water temperature varies from 12 ° C in early spring to 27 ° C in late summer - autumn. Visibility usually ranges from 15m to 30m.
The area of the Strait of Bonifacio is certainly one of the most beautiful corners of the Mediterranean: the stretch of sea between the south of Corsica and the north end of Sardinia is dotted with numerous islands, islets and rocks that move, with their imaginative worked shapes from the winds, a sea of crystalline and incomparable beauty and constitutes, from an environmental point of view, a rich heritage of animal and plant species, above and below the water.
You've been "surfing" for a long timeget here, why not take a closer look? The area of the Strait of Bonifacio is made up of a relative shallow: between Razzoli and Lavezzi the maximum depth does not exceed 60-70 m. The extension of shallow and well-lit bottoms, affected by a rather "lively" hydrodynamism, beaten by strong currents, are favorable factors for the establishment of a rich and diversified marine life. Most of the sedimentary bottoms up to 40 m are colonized by Posidonia oceanica prairie: this, contrary to popular belief, is not an alga but a real superior plant, Posidonia prairies are usually snubbed by divers, as they are rather monotonous and uninteresting. Too bad, because it is one of the richest and most important environments in the Mediterranean: The prairie is also a gigantic nursery, in which countless species of fish, molluscs, crustaceans can grow, develop and even live and reproduce once adults. Too bad it is so difficult to observe them. .
In recent years, large shoals of barracudas have been made more and more frequent on many pointsdiving.