Scoglietto di Portoferraio

The scoglietto di Portoferraio is a protected marine area that aims to encourage the repopulation of some marine species and is divided into three types of diving.

1. The landslide:
in this area you will feel like you are entering a real aquarium, surrounded by sea bream, boghe, croakers, sea bream, dentex and amberjack, a dream for those who love these elegant creatures.

2. The caves: the Crabs (or sea daisies) are the masters in this point of the scoglietto. Furthermore, as the name suggests, you will find three large caves teeming with marine life: from gorgogne, to damselfish, to lobsters, codfish and tuna, you will not get bored for a second! 

3. The last and totally different dive is the one which, descending to -40 meters, will bring you in front of a bas-relief depicting a Christ, now completely covered in yellow sponges.


The islet of Corbella is located in front of Capo Stella and is full of life to admire. Amberjack and dentex will not disappoint you, as will its luxuriant marine flora. Corbella is also known by divers for the mysterious statuette of a bear which shows the distance in kilometers between Elba and Berlin.


Dives at Remaiolo, on the south-eastern coast, are mainly of two types: one allows you to go around the rock, the other follows the ridge to the south reaching -55 meters. In the first case, the encounter, rather superficial, will be the one with bream, octopus, and moray eels. In the other case, however, you will arrive at a wall where an old fishing net has remained stranded from which lobsters, molluscs, san pietri, damselfish and splendid paramuricee usually emerge. Keep an eye out though, because in this area you can also often see wonderful sunfish and bonito!


The so-called Formiche, among the most beautiful areas of the north coast, are located off Punta della Zanca and are nothing less than three submerged rocks. The descent towards this point is marked by a large canyon of sand and collapsed stones, an ideal hiding place for scorpion fish and other fish, which leads to a rock on the seabed where it will be possible to admire in particular conger eels, sponges and colorful nudibranchs.

Secca di Fonza

Considered one of the most fascinating on the south coast, not far from Marina di Campo, the shoal of Fonza offers unforgettable visits. An unparalleled area, where you can admire a large quantity of red coral and swim in the blue with the large pelagics that dominate the seas of Elba. Immerse yourself in the silence of the sea and be amazed by the myriad of colors you will encounter!

The wrecks

For lovers of wrecks, the island offers truly suggestive dives suitable even for beginners in the sector. Several sunken ships that have now become real ecosystems and even a plane wreck will be the protagonists of your trips under the water. 

Pomonte wreck🛳

Just outside Pomonte, precisely next to the Ogliera rock, appears the Italian cargo ship Elviscot, sunk in 1972 on its way to Marseilles and can now be visited at a very shallow depth. In addition to having become the home of many marine creatures, it is still possible to visit the interior of the ship, from the engine room to the bridge: an experience not to be missed.

Plane wreck 🛫

Raise your hand if you were aware of the presence of a plane wreck on Elba. Just 12 meters deep, in the Porto Azzurro area, there is a small twin-engine Transavio plane bound for La Spezia in 1980. Resting on Posidonia, the wreck very close to the coast is the home of moray eels, sponges and other creatures. A dive as unusual as it is magical.

One more dive: Pianosa🏝

For expert divers Pianosa is definitely a gem not to be missed. Swimming in a protected marine area you will be lucky enough to find yourself in the midst of a sea of curious and not at all frightened fish. A paradise rich in flora and fauna and a crystal clear sea to remember the Caribbean one. Between barracudas, groupers, eagle rays and incredible corals, Pianosa is a paradise for those who love the underwater world.