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DIVE SITE
LA TORRETTA (THE SMALL TOWER)

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Main characteristics

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Access By boat
Current Low current
Depth 5 to 40 m
Life Rich diversity
Time access 10 min
Water temp. 13 to 26 °C
Dive type Wall
Visibility up to 30 m
Best dive period April to October

ABOUT LA TORRETTA (THE SMALL TOWER)

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The diving spot gets its name from the sixteenth-century tower on the top of the cliff which divides S. Fruttuoso’s bay from “Cala dell’oro” (Bay of gold). It was built for Doria Family’s will in order to defend the village and Cala dell’Oro from the Turkish’s ships which were supplying with water during their incursions. The only fresh water spring in the whole southern side of Portofino’s promontory was the truly gold: this is perhaps the reason for the name of the bay. The tower could accommodate 8 men with muskets and 2 mortars to shoot to Turks.

One of the nicest walls in the marine reserve. It rises from a depth of -33 to -17 m. Here we can find the shallowest red sea-fans of the whole area, since they reach the edge of the drop off.

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Italy, Portofino (Lon : 9.168 Lat : 44.3126)
Dive site icon La Torretta (The Small Tower) Dive center icon Neighbouring dive centers (3)

NEAREST DIVE CENTERS AROUND THE DIVE SITE (3)

Diving Evolution Dive center
Italy, Santa Margherita...
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Switzerland, Sion
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Distance 254.54 km
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SPECIES OBSERVED IN LA TORRETTA (THE SMALL TOWER)
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