Diving in Sardinia: A secret worth sharing
Italy is known for its art, food, history and lifestyle. However, not many know that diving in Italy is as alluring as the rest of its attractions. Last summer I returned to my native country to spend a few weeks in Sardinia, one of my favorite European diving destinations. With more than 1,100 miles of coastline, it ranks as the second-largest island in the Mediterranean, after Sicily, and has numerous underwater sites that provide an array of diving from beginner to advanced, including caves, archeological and fossil remains, wrecks, big-animal encounters and technical diving.
Considered one of Europe’s most beautiful tourist destinations, Sardinia also is renowned for its night life; luxurious, star-studded Costa Smeralda; and its breathtaking landscape and amazing white-sand beaches, which alternate with huge granite formations that fall straight into the sea. Colors range from emerald green to dark blue, with all shades in between, turquoise, cobalt and more. Visitors are reminded of the Caribbean, but with amazing Italian cuisine — what a combination!