Capo Galera

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Capo Galera Diving

The Diving Center is located on Capo Galera, a promontory in the center of the Gulf of Alghero, surrounded by Mediterranean maquis, in a white villa on the cliff, known as "The Dutchman Villa". It was a Dutch oil company manager, in fact, who built it in the fifties.

The facility is open from April till October, and possibly on demand, it can accommodate more than thirty people. All guest rooms have a terrace overlooking the sea and the extensive areas of Mediterranean maquis around the villa contribute to the charm of a holiday immersed in nature. With opportunities to relax and have fun even for those not involved in diving.

Capo Galera Diving

All the gear of the Diving Center comes directly from Mares and is guaranteed and serviced by them. Three compressors provide a filling capacity of 44 cubic meters with a system of intermediate tanks to ensure the best quality of air.

The villa is located on the cliff, fifteen meters above the sea, but do not panic! There is no need to carry your equipment down the bay. First there was Zepp, an old and glorious little boat on a rail used as a lift, leading from the yard of the house to the pier. It has now been replaced by a more convenient elevator to transport equipment and cylinders.

Capo Galera Diving

From the pier you board Patrizia, a beautiful 15 meter wooden boat built in 1966 at the Aprea shipyards by the expert master shipbuilders of Torre del Greco. The boat was completely renovated in 2001 to comfortably take twenty divers. Thanks to the location of the Diving Center, you can reach the dive sites with a short trip, 10 to 30 minutes. Just the time to set up your gear for the dive!

Capo Galera Diving

The staff, co-ordinated by Gaddo Risso, is composed of expert guides who know every corner of the coast and every cave where you can find fascinating things.

Led by them, you can dive at any level, from beginner to expert, doing night dives or exploring one of the many underwater caves that are along the gulf. Lastly, just jumping from the pier, you can also enjoy wonderful diving as well as snorkeling excursions around the bay.

  • Transfer
  • Camper service
  • Internet Point
  • WiFi

And Alghero is only few kilometres away: the fortress-town with its towers and bastions overlooking the sea. All around the gulf you will find the historical testimonials of the Man from the Neolithic, and plenty of ruins from the Roman and Medieval Times. Discovering these, and more, could be the goal of your daytrips.

Alghero: Nuraghe Palmavera - Courtesy of CCIAA Sassari

Five Star PADI Dive Resort

5-Star PADI Dive Resort

PADI Five Star Dive Resorts excel in providing traveling scuba divers with memorable scuba diving experiences by providing professional and outstanding service. These dive operations are progressive PADI Resorts that offer the full range of PADI scuba programs, have a good equipment selection and offer dive activities that promote aquatic environmental responsibility.

PADI Five Star Dive Resorts are committed to providing quality diver training and continuing education programs that include dive experiences and environmental awareness. These dive businesses often cater to the traveling diver, but are also active in the local community promoting the benefits of recreational scuba diving and snorkeling.

Gaddo Risso

Gaddo Risso was born and grew up on the sea of Alghero.
He's a professional diver and beside managing the Diving Center Capo Galera, he's also working as commercial diver in harbours and water collection basins.

Gaddo Risso
I started diving when i was really young, six or seven years old, and eventually my hobby became my life.
Now the sea is my lifestyle: the right balance between what the sea gives to me and what me and lots of other divers can do for it, contributing to make know, appreciate and most of all respect this world.
I always try to communicate this basic principles, essential for the survival and conservation of the sea as it has always been for all of us: the source of life.