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Diving in Sardinia

DIVING IN SARDINIA

diving in sardiniaSardinia is known for its white sandy coves with the sea having an amazing dark blue to turquoise palette of colours. It is the second largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily.

For your diving holiday in Sardinia we have chosen Palau, a small harbour town. Where boats of all kinds from small fishing vessels to luxury yachts visit the harbour.

There is an array of traditional Sardinian restaurants, cafes, and a weekly market. Bustling in July and August, but for the rest of the year quiet and laid back, with siesta taking up most of the day.

The surrounding rugged hills are scattered with fragrant plants, rosemary, thyme and colourful wildflowers.

With a variety of accommodation available from hotels, apartments and camping, Palau offers great flexibility for divers.

Palau is in a strategic position on the north-eastern coast. It is the gateway to the Maddalena Archipelago, with the Lavezzi Marine Reserve in Corsica just 40 minutes boat ride away. With nearly 40 dive sites to choose from whichever way the wind blows, there is always a magical dive to experience. The waters between Palau and Lavezzi are not deeper than 60-70 m. The shallow, well-lit bottoms swept by strong currents provide a perfect habitat for rich and diverse marine life. In spring water temperatures can be between 15-22 C, Summer 24-28 C, Autumn 19-24 C. Blessed with crystal clear waters, the visibility can be up to 30 meters.

Palau diving spots are generally represented by large granite boulders, swim-throughs, walls and wrecks.
You can expect to be amazed by sites such as Washington Rock, the giant walls and overhangs colonised by red gorgonian fans, bright orange, red, yellow sponges and golden sea daisies.
Whilst your eyes will be fixed on the intricate details of the walls, searching for scorpionfish and nudibranches of all weird and wonderful designs… Don’t forget to look out into the clear blue waters where you may see eagle rays, barracuda and other pelagics passing by. Exploring the cracks and crevices you may glimpse moray eels, crabs and lobsters. You will be sure to meet large Mediterranean Grouper that congregate around the divers. These colonies are protected in the Lavezzi reserve.

This coast of Sardinia also offers some great wrecks including the cargo ship Angelika, sunk in 1982 in 20 meters of water. East to west, the gulf of Alghero is a jagged arch formed by calcareous headlands: first, Capo Galera, where the Dive Centre is, then Punta Giglio and Capo Caccia. Any point facing the tall cliffs is ideal for a dive.

Just a splash away from the Diving Center you can have great dives, day or night. Behind Capo Caccia, the rocky coast continues north to Punta Cristallo, which drops 300 meters to the sea. The cost is faced by two islands, the Foradada, getting its name due to a tunnel that bisects the little island and Isola Piana.

We can dive at a comfortable depth and cruise around the walls exploring the thousand crevices, hovering over the sea grass which covers the bottom like a prairie. Every underwater ravine and crack in the rock is full of colourful life to discover. Every once in a while, the dark opening of a cave opens up in front of you. It is not easy for every one to overcome the fear caves instil; on the other hand, it is even more difficult to resist the temptation to enter and discover these silent and wonderful environments. Lastly, to experience the awe of the light that seeps down into the intense blue as you return to open waters is magical.

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Last minute Villa offer in Scopello

Destination: Scopello
Last minute Villa offer in Scopello, Sicily. We can offer you the following dates for Villa La Vela Scopello; 5th July x 7 Nights without annexe (7 persons) from £1385.00 or with Annexe (9) from £1703.00 Or 28th July 6 Night without annexe (7 persons) from £1385.00 or with Annexe (9) from £1600.00 We are happy to package it up for you including flights and transfers, please call us on 020 87440474 Villa La Vela 9+2 Scopello There are four bedrooms: One double bedroom with private bathroom, 2 twin bedrooms and 1 single bedroom. The main bathroom has a bathtub. Although the furniture is simple but at the same time comfortable and makes the rooms pleasant and relaxing. There is also a ‘dependance’ with a double bed and a bathroom with shower there is a possibility to add a single bed. Rich in history Scopello lies between the beautiful Zingaro Nature Reserve and the town of Castellammare del Golfo. The Tonnara di Scopello, a tuna fishery is an important part of Sicilian history and when it closed it became a popular place of interest to visit and explore. The Baglio also a major part of Scopello’s history, was once part of a historic settlement but now the heart of the village itself with a courtyard bustling with trattorias, cafe bars and gelato sellers. The pretty and picturesque town of Nearby Castellammare del Golfo bursts with energy and activity during the summer months. This coastal town, sits in the famous gulf of Northwest Sicily. Its harbour is dominated by its castle, claiming both Arab and Norman heritage, and is one of the town’s biggest tourist attractions with an interesting little museum (free entrance). There is a wonderful array of restaurants, pizzerias & bars here where you can enjoy a hand-made gelato or a refreshing Sicilian granita. You can also catch a boat excursion including a trip that sails around the peninsula allowing you to see the national park of Zingaro and the hilltop town of Scopello from the sea. The harbour is a hive of activity during the morning with fisherman in their typical blue and white boats, as they return with their catch of the day to supply the local restaurants and markets. If you wish to explore a little further afield for a real taste of Sicily, then Castellammare del Golfo is an excellent base for exploring. The nearby city of Trapani was almost all but destroyed during WWII, however the old town is still worth a visit including the restored Cattedrale di San Lorenzo. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Last minute Villa offer in Scopello and for further information.
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Last minute Villa offer in Scopello
Destination: Scopello

Last minute Villa offer in Scopello, Sicily.

We can offer you the following dates for Villa La Vela Scopello;

5th July x 7 Nights without annexe (7 persons) from £1385.00 or with Annexe (9) from £1703.00
Or
28th July 6 Night without annexe (7 persons) from £1385.00 or with Annexe (9) from £1600.00

We are happy to package it up for you including flights and transfers, please call us on 020 87440474

Villa La Vela 9+2 Scopello

There are four bedrooms: One double bedroom with private bathroom, 2 twin bedrooms and 1 single bedroom. The main bathroom has a bathtub. Although the furniture is simple but at the same time comfortable and makes the rooms pleasant and relaxing.

There is also a ‘dependance’ with a double bed and a bathroom with shower there is a possibility to add a single bed.

Rich in history Scopello lies between the beautiful Zingaro Nature Reserve and the town of Castellammare del Golfo. The Tonnara di Scopello, a tuna fishery is an important part of Sicilian history and when it closed it became a popular place of interest to visit and explore. The Baglio also a major part of Scopello’s history, was once part of a historic settlement but now the heart of the village itself with a courtyard bustling with trattorias, cafe bars and gelato sellers.

The pretty and picturesque town of Nearby Castellammare del Golfo bursts with energy and activity during the summer months. This coastal town, sits in the famous gulf of Northwest Sicily.

Its harbour is dominated by its castle, claiming both Arab and Norman heritage, and is one of the town’s biggest tourist attractions with an interesting little museum (free entrance). There is a wonderful array of restaurants, pizzerias & bars here where you can enjoy a hand-made gelato or a refreshing Sicilian granita. You can also catch a boat excursion including a trip that sails around the peninsula allowing you to see the national park of Zingaro and the hilltop town of Scopello from the sea.

The harbour is a hive of activity during the morning with fisherman in their typical blue and white boats, as they return with their catch of the day to supply the local restaurants and markets.

If you wish to explore a little further afield for a real taste of Sicily, then Castellammare del Golfo is an excellent base for exploring. The nearby city of Trapani was almost all but destroyed during WWII, however the old town is still worth a visit including the restored Cattedrale di San Lorenzo.

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Last minute Villa offer in Scopello and for further information.

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Free British Airways Flights when you book Forte Village Resort

Destination: Sardinia
Receive Free British Airways Flights when you book a Forte Village Resort holiday! The holiday must be booked between 2nd May and 25th May and must be a minimum stay of 7 nights. You will receive maximum 2 FREE tickets per room. Offer is valid for departures: 29th June, 6th July. 13th July. 20th July and 27th July. *Subject to availability 29 June, Heathrow flights 7 Nights duration – 4* Bouganville – Deluxe bungalow from £2692.00 per person 8 luxury hotels, 13 villas and 40 suites the ultimate in comfort and privacy. One of the finest experiences of indulgence, relaxation and total pampering, the Forte Village Resort welcomes its guests into its wonderful subtropical park and provides pure elegance in its Four and Five Star hotels and fantastic suites and villas. Perfect for families and couples alike, the resort boasts unrivalled service levels, sport facilities, gastronomy and state of the art spa. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Free British Airways Flights when you book Forte Village Resort offer and for further information.
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Free British Airways Flights when you book Forte Village Resort
Destination: Sardinia

Receive Free British Airways Flights when you book a Forte Village Resort holiday!

The holiday must be booked between 2nd May and 25th May and must be a minimum stay of 7 nights.
You will receive maximum 2 FREE tickets per room.

Offer is valid for departures: 29th June, 6th July. 13th July. 20th July and 27th July.
*Subject to availability

29 June, Heathrow flights 7 Nights duration – 4* Bouganville – Deluxe bungalow from £2692.00 per person

8 luxury hotels, 13 villas and 40 suites the ultimate in comfort and privacy. One of the finest experiences of indulgence, relaxation and total pampering, the Forte Village Resort welcomes its guests into its wonderful subtropical park and provides pure elegance in its Four and Five Star hotels and fantastic suites and villas.

Perfect for families and couples alike, the resort boasts unrivalled service levels, sport facilities, gastronomy and state of the art spa.

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Free British Airways Flights when you book Forte Village Resort offer and for further information.

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£2,692
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29 June 2019
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