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The Blue Cave or Grotta Azzurra is a fantastic with shrimps filled cave where you can end your dive on a fantastic walls.
|Name Dive Site:||Grotto Azzurra, Blue Cave|
|Depth: ||3-25m (9-82ft)|
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The most beautiful and most popular dive site of Taormina, is without doubt the Grotta Azzurra or Blue Grotto. You will see thousands of shrimps and a lot of colorful corals and eels, easy for all certifications. Many dive shops offer fish feeding directly from your hand at the end of the dive.
The Grotta Azzurra (Blue Cave) is shallow and fairly well sheltered from the current. The best part of the dive is the shrimps cave, marked by a coral patch on a high cliff. The small bay beneath has a small tunnel at the back. This is the entrance to the first set of caves. It is easiest to enter shallow, about 5m where the cave forks immediately. It has a sandy floor and steep walls on either side, shafts of light pierce the roof. At the back is a narrow chamber full of encrusted colorful sponges and corals and occasionally some moray eel. The left hand fork leads to an exit at 15m. As you leave the cave, put your right shoulder to the wall. As you turn the prominent shoulder at 18m into the sandy bay, you will come across the great wall. There, you can watch orange astroides corals at 3 meter deep offering a great safety stop where you may feed the local side rainbow fishes that come to eat directly from your hands!
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