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Diving at dive site Christ of the Abyss
|Name Dive Site:||Christ of the Abyss|
|Depth: ||10-20m (32-65ft)|
|Visibility: ||10-30m (32-98ft)|
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: International airports close by with budget flights from all over Europe. Genoa (45min), Pisa (90min) and Milan (2 hours). All three with direct train and bus links to Santa Margherita.
Christ of the Abyss is one of the most famous dive sites in the Mediterranean; a giant bronze statue submerged in memory of scuba diver pioneer Duilio Mercante and now a symbol for all those who devote their lives to the ocean.
In the Portofino protected Marine Park, Best diving possible with an abundance of marine life large and small, including barracudas, giant moon fish and many nudibranch, also beautiful walls of red and violet gorgonian and corals. Multilevel dives suitable for all abilities, 20 dive sites within 15 minutes of the port.
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A giant bronze submerged statue in honour of Dario Gonzatii, scuba diving pioneer who dived in these waters. Now a monument to all those who devote their lives to the ocean. Surreal, beautiful statue of Christ with arms outstretched. On Bright days, sunlight hits his hands and it looks amazing! A must for all divers to see at least once! Divers from all over the world make a pilgrimage during July with light candles on the water.
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