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Diving in Marettimo, Italy

Marettimo, known as the “Sacred Hiera” or the Sacred Island, is part of the Egadi archipelago which includes Ustica and Favignana. The furthest from Sicily, it looks like a huge mountain immersed in a green field with few cars, hotels, discos and no campsites.

Marettimo is very far from the madding crowd; it is great for people looking for some peace and quiet with just a few hundred white houses built from indigenous Tufa, nestling close to the shoreline and the harbour.

Further inland are many trails, which allow the hiker to go through almost all the territory of the island, exploring the flora, which is particular to Marettimo, the small coves and the verdant coastline.

 

Those who would like a day ‘away from it all’ can take a water taxi to take them to a secluded cove for a relaxation a romantic picnic.

Those interested in archaeology will not be disappointed either, as there are Roman ruins, a Spanish castle and a small temple which is dated back to the 1st century AD.

Diving in Marettimo

Dives in the area re proving to rank with the very best in the Mediterranean Voglia Di Mare. The Dive centre is based off the main square and their dive boat is in the port of Scala Vecchio, a 3 minutes walk away.

Marcello and his team know each dive-site intimately with diving ranging from medium to challenging, so something for all underwater adventurers. A clear picture of each dive is described in the “dive profile” (please ask for one).

Marettimo Accommodation

There is a variety of accommodation available on Marettimo, which makes Marettimo an ideal venue for club and group diving. We use fully furnished apartments, rooms and a small self-catering holiday village the Marettimo Residence; 40 self catering units: studios, one and two bedroom units and 2 bedroom suites with magnificent balconies overlooking the sea. All the units have a terrace and balcony with BBQ facilities in the gardens. The Residence is directly above the sea and a five minute stroll to the village.

Sea bathing is from the rocky foreshore below. It has typical chalets in a beautiful garden setting with tumbling bougainvillaea. Many of the chalets have views of the coastline. There is a small swimming pool. If you don’t feel like cooking you will find several typical local restaurants and coffee bars serving a traditional Sicilian menu.

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Into the Blue at Marrettimo

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Into the Blue at Marettimo Fantastic Diving Offer at Marettimo between 16th of September to 01st of November 7 Nights from from £798.00 per person including flights from Gatwick Airport to Palermo, 23 kg baggage allowance per person, airport transfers(including Ferry), and 5 Days diving per person (including tanks & weights with 2 dives each day) and lunch aboard the boat as well as Dinner for 7 evenings. Accommodation in Marettimo basic but comfortable and the Dive boat is 12 meters long, with a readily available compressor aboard that allows divers to recharge their tanks without having to shuffle equipment and benches, a box for each person (max 24 pax), a platform on the poop deck for entry/exit from the water, and a wide sundeck for relaxing moments. It is possible to leave the equipment on the boat for the duration of your vacation. Marettimo is the westernmost and most remote of the three Egadi Islands, just over an hour’s hydrofoil ride from Trapani on Sicily’s western tip. Largely untouched by tourism, the island is a real hideaway, a quiet, sleepy place for most of the year. Then, in the summer months, expat islanders return to see their families, catch up with the news and renew their vows of love for their home. The story of Marettimo’s diaspora and how the islanders took up salmon-fishing in Alaska is the stuff of legend and an intrinsic part of the island’s identity. There are no hotel, camping or other large-scale tourism apart from some trattorie (restaurants), bars and local shops. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Into the Blue at Marettimo and for further information.
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Into the Blue at Marrettimo
Destination: Marettimo

Into the Blue at Marettimo

Fantastic Diving Offer at Marettimo between 16th of September to 01st of November 7 Nights from from £798.00 per person including flights from Gatwick Airport to Palermo, 23 kg baggage allowance per person, airport transfers(including Ferry), and 5 Days diving per person (including tanks & weights with 2 dives each day) and lunch aboard the boat as well as Dinner for 7 evenings.

Accommodation in Marettimo basic but comfortable and the Dive boat is 12 meters long, with a readily available compressor aboard that allows divers to recharge their tanks without having to shuffle equipment and benches, a box for each person (max 24 pax), a platform on the poop deck for entry/exit from the water, and a wide sundeck for relaxing moments. It is possible to leave the equipment on the boat for the duration of your vacation.

Marettimo is the westernmost and most remote of the three Egadi Islands, just over an hour’s hydrofoil ride from Trapani on Sicily’s western tip.
Largely untouched by tourism, the island is a real hideaway, a quiet, sleepy place for most of the year. Then, in the summer months, expat islanders return to see their families, catch up with the news and renew their vows of love for their home. The story of Marettimo’s diaspora and how the islanders took up salmon-fishing in Alaska is the stuff of legend and an intrinsic part of the island’s identity. There are no hotel, camping or other large-scale tourism apart from some trattorie (restaurants), bars and local shops.

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Into the Blue at Marettimo and for further information.

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