The coast of Campania provides quite a selection of fantastic opportunities for those who want to dive at all depths and see both an incredible range of marine species, underwater formations, and even artifacts of civilization that have been swallowed by the seas.
The first area deserving of mention is the Baiae Archaeological Park, an underwater treasure trove of cultural ruins consisting what remains of the submerged city of Baiae, spread from the city of Pozzuoli to the outlying islands of Ischia, Capri, Nisida, and Procida. Also under protection, although guided scuba tours are allowed, is the underwater city of Gaiola, which is found in the Gulf of Naples and also provides glimpses into a world that existed thousands of years ago.
The coast of Palinuro is also excellent for divers that are into natural formations, for there are a ton of underwater caves and microorganisms to intrigue the eye. The Blue Grotto, the Silver Grotto, and the Blood Grotto, all named for mineral compositions and/or the marine life (particularly algae) that live there, are all fine choices for dives.
For further information on the great variety of dive options available in Campania, consult our compiled links; you never know, you could make it the centerpiece of your trip to the region.