Profondo Blu Ustica SRL

Contrada Oliastrello SN, 90010 Ustica (PA)
Italy

Telephone +39 3496726529
ustica@ustica-diving.it

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 08  Diving
  • 08.02  Services (Diving)
  • 08.02.01  Diving Schools
  • 08  Diving
  • 08.02  Services (Diving)
  • 08.02.03  Diving Centers

Our products

Product category: Diving Schools, Diving Centers

Diving

The Resort’s Diving Centre is organized in such a way as to guarantee our divers maximum comfort during all our activities.
When you check-in you are provided with a net bag and a numbered coat hanger. On this you should hang your wet suit and stab jacket and put any other diving kit in the bag.
All the kit is taken on board and stowed for the duration of your stay.

A weighted belt, which may be found on board, is tagged with the same I.D. number as the bag and the hanger so that it is easy to identify your equipment even in crowded situations.
Fresh water facilities are available on board for rinsing equipment.
It is also possible to hire any and all equipment at the Centre.
Our dives are in the morning from 9.00am to 12.30pm and in the afternoon from 3.00pm to 6.30pm 7 days a week from Easter to October.
Night dives are organized weekly.

Decompression Chamber
Given the affluence of divers here during the summer, the presence of two local hyperbaric chambers (for a total of up to 6 people) with highly trained personnel on 24 hour alert is an important commodity and also particularly reassuring.

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Product category: Diving Schools, Diving Centers

Courses

We are a PADI dive centre and run a full programme of PADI dive courses. All are run by our own professional and friendly diving instructors in English, Italian, French and Flemish and participants are awarded a PADI certificate upon satisfactory completion of the course.


Discovery dive (try-a-dive)
Scuba diving is often thought of as an activity for super men and women, but all that is really needed is the desire to experience a new and fantastic world and basic swimming skills. During a brief theory session the basics of diving are explained and all necessary equipment is supplied and demonstrated. Then, accompanied by your instructor, you can try out the magical sensation of breathing underwater while swimming through the rich flora and fauna of Ustica’s colourful seabed.

Open water diver
Are you convinced you want to learn now? The OWD is an entry level 5 day course which consists of 5 theory lessons and five practical lessons in the sea. You will be supplied with all the equipment you require and all the teaching materials. At the end of the course you will be awarded the internationally recognized PADI OWD certificate, which allows you to dive safely to a maximum depth of 18 metres.

Advanced open water diver
Now that you've got a taste for the aquatic world it's time to broaden your knowledge. During the AOWD course, which lasts 4 days, you will dive to depths of 30m and improve your underwater orientation skills with the aid of a compass. You will also be asked to choose three of the following six adventure dives; night dive, diving in underwater currents, multilevel diving, underwater naturalist, the organization of equipment and search & recovery. All teaching materials will be supplied and at the end of the course you will be awarded the PADI AOWD international certificate allowing you to go on magnificent dives at depths of 30 m.

Rescue diver
RESCUE DIVER training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. The course lasts for 2 weeks and includes 10 hours of theory and 15 hours of practical lessons. All teaching materials will be supplied and at the end of the course you will be awarded the PADI RESCUE DIVER certificate. This course must be booked at least 1 month in advance.

Divemaster
DIVEMASTER training provides divers with all the necessary theory and practical skills to organize, conduct and control recreational underwater activities, to act as an assistant instructor, and to develop sufficient theoretical knowledge to become an instructor. The duration of the course varies from 4 to 6 weeks at the end of which the PADI DIVEMASTER certificate is awarded. This course must be booked at least 2 months in advance.

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Product category: Diving Schools, Diving Centers

The Marine Reserve

Since its establishment in 1986 the reserve has been managed by Ustica’s local board of councillors... The success and consolidation of the reserve within the Ustican community has been integrated into the wealth of the island's population and is the main key to the island's promotion and development. The number of scuba divers that visit and explore the waters of Ustica evidences the positive effect of the marine reserve. During every dive along the coast it is quite normal to see various species of marine life of size, quantity and colour that are rare in other parts of the Mediterranean Sea. The extensive and unique structure of the volcanic abyss of the island and the purity of the coastal waters favour the abundant presence of a complex variety of fauna that at only a few meters below the water's surface offer an exceptional range of colours and textures.

The Reserve is subdivided into three zones:

ZONE A - Strict Conservation Area: Delimited by 5 large yellow buoys 350m from the coast, this stretch of sea reaches from the small bay (Caletta) to the Sidoti Bay (Cala Sidoti) and is the most protected area of the Marine Reserve. Thoroughfare and mooring of all water craft is prohibited in this area, as is fishing and any other activity might harm or disturb the environmental characteristics. Access to bathers is only permitted from the shore in the Caletta and Cala Sidoti areas.

ZONE B - General Conservation Area: This area of the Reserve is delimited by the lighthouses at ‘Punta Cavazzi’ and ‘Punta Omo Morto’ on the northern coastline of Ustica and extends for three miles out to sea.
Pleasure boats are allowed to navigate these waters, line fishing is permitted as is scuba diving but underwater fishing is not allowed. Organisms, whether animal, vegetable or mineral may not be taken from this area. Professional fishermen residing on Ustica may operate in this zone if they have been issued with a permit by the municipality.

ZONE C - Partial Reserve: This area concerns the whole southern coast of the island. from Punta Omo Morto to Punta Cavazzi and extends three miles seawards. All marine activities allowed by current Italian legislation are permitted in this area. As of the year 2000, underwater fishing is also prohibited in Zone C. A permit is necessary for commercial fishing and may only be requested by local resident fishermen

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About us

Company details

Welcome to Ustica and our beautiful deep blue seas! If you’re surfing the web to find a corner of paradise for your next scuba diving holiday, having landed here at Ustica you need go no further.
If you’re also looking for a well-organized full service package that can easily be moulded to your needs, where the pleasures of the sea are not only to be experienced underwater, why not spend some time looking around our web pages. Enjoy your visit!

You’ll soon find that accompanying you in the discovery of the enchanting waters surrounding Ustica, putting your convenience, and more importantly, your safety first while respecting the environment is our main aim.

Each of the apartments at our resort can be viewed in detail to help you choose the one that best suits your needs.

You will notice the simplicity and harmony of life enjoyed by all at our resort, together with the possibility of sharing the pleasures of the cuisine we offer created with passion from an extensive range of local produce.

You'll also discover that Ustica is not only a diver’s paradise but also an island where you can rediscover the pleasure of spending time together.

For us, spending time together is in fact what stimulates our creativity. Take a look at our shop on-line to view the very original gifts we have created with you and your fellow divers in mind.

Browse the site and get to know us ... who knows, maybe one day we’ll meet in person on Ustica!

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