Ventotene – Your dives in Ventotene with Oceania Team

VENTOTENE – A WORLD APART

The island of Ventotene is, after Ponza, the largest of the Ponziano archipelago (or Pontino). Ventotene is located in the southeast of Ponza from which it is about 22 miles. The Municipality of Ventotene, which also includes the nearby islet of Santo Stefano, is part of the Province of Latina and is the southernmost of the Lazio Region. Ventotene dives offer unique experiences to divers of all levels of experience.

Ventotene is an island with a long history, Named by the Greeks Pandataria or Pandaria, Ventotene began to be inhabited only when the emperor Augustus decided to build on it the current Punta Eolo a sumptuous holiday villa that also included a port, thermal pools , cisterns for rainwater, aqueducts, fish ponds.

In this villa the daughter of Augustus, Julia of immoral conduct, was exiled. Subsequently you will be confined to other famous Roman women: Agrippina Maggiore (sent here by Tiberio), Claudia Ottavia (driven by Nero) and Flavia Domitilla, exiled by Uncle Domiziano for his conversion to Christianity.

In more recent times it was the fascist regime to use it as a place of confinement for political prisoners, in Ventotene many fathers of the Italian Republic were confined as Sandro Pertini and Giorgio Amendola. Here in 1941, Altiero Spinelli, Ernesto Rossi and Eugenio Colorni wrote the “Ventotene Manifesto” which will be the inspirational document of the future European Union.

Ventotene has two ports: the Roman Port (near which there is a Murenaio similar to that of Ponza) and the New Port of Cala Rossano. The Roman Port, which was restructured during the Bourbon period, welcomes small boats while the Porto Nuovo is the dock for ferries and hydrofoils and can also accommodate large boats. There are also two beaches accessible from the ground: the Ventotene has two ports: the Roman Port (near which there is a Murenaio similar to that of Ponza) and the New Port of Cala Rossano. The Roman Port, which was restructured during the Bourbon period, welcomes small boats while the Porto Nuovo is the dock for ferries and hydrofoils and can also accommodate large boats. There are also two beaches accessible from the ground: the Cala Nave beach to the south, reachable through a tunnel dug into the tufa and the Cala Rossano beach to the north inside the Porto Nuovo.
beach to the south, reachable through a tunnel dug into the tufa and the Cala Rossano beach to the north inside the Porto Nuovo.

Since 1997, the Protected Marine Area of ​​the Islands of Ventotene and Santo Stefano has been established, divided into three different zones including Zone A which surrounds the Island of Santo Stefano and is classified as an Integral Reserve with all the limitations of the case.

DIVING IN VENTOTENE WITH OCEANIA

Oceania offers several dives to Ventotene such as: “Punta Pascone” to a depth of -15m on a backdrop made of lava sand on which opens a suggestive cave, to the “Secca dell’Archetto” which is about 300m from the island and is located at a depth of -50m and presents an underwater tunnel rich in marine life, “Punta dell’Arco” up to a depth of -40m with the presence around -30m of two characteristic caves, wreck of the “Santa Lucia” sunken ship in 1943 by British torpedo aircraft and laid on a sea floor of -40m.

Scuba diving in Palmarola with Oceania is done at the dive sites listed on the dive page.

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