base & location
since almost 25 years in the barbarossa bay
Our Diving Center is directly located on the Barbarossa Bay beach, next to Porto Azzurro. The sea and the pier where you can get on our boats are just ten meters away from the Diving Center.
Fun without struggle! We take care of your cylinders and weights, and your gear will be safely stored on the boats. For you, this means a fun holiday to live to the fullest.
Barbarossa Bay is located in close proximity to Porto Azzurro. It is unclear where its name comes from, maybe from the famous pirate? We like to think so!
The trees of our graveled and sandy beach will offer you enough shadow to relax right in front of the sea even in the most sunny days.
Directly on the beach it is also possible to rent beach chairs, paddle boats and kayaks, so that also non-diving guests can find the activity that best suits their expectations.
Do not forget, right on the beach you’ll find also two renowned restaurants. And after dinner you can sip a glas of wine or have an ice cream in the square of Porto Azzuro, easily accessible with just 15 minutes walk.
Our Team will follow you from your first experience in water to the most advanced SCUBA levels. Our qualified instructors will show you the most iconic divesites of Elba since from the very first diving lessons.
our boats matteo sandro & sisto
With our two boats, specifically arranged for SCUBA diving, a fast Zodiac and high-end diving equipment, we can offer you a relaxed and stress free holiday also during high season.
The biggest of our boats, MATTEO SANDRO, is operating since 2003. This 13,5 m long ex fishing boat has a big sun terrace where you can bask in the sun after your dive. With MATTEO SANDRO it is possible to reach the most remote divespots. This steel boat is equipped with geolocation instruments such as GPS and Echolot. Of course on board you will find also a WC.
The 10 m long SISTO can carry up to 12 scuba divers. This ex lifeboat can be rented by single groups to explore Elba on your own!
Our newest family member is a 6,5 m long 150 hp Zodiac, that we use for double tank dives for groups up to 6 people.
The two boats are equipped with compressors to fill in cylinders right after the dives. Between the dives you can leave your gear on the boat to saving you the struggle!
Of course all boats are equipped with first aid kit as well as oxygen, radio and telephone, in order to promptly react in the case of unlikely probems.
the right equipment for every diver
By OmniSub it is possible to rent all the equipment that you need: mares wetsuits are available in all sizes and we have enough BCD, regulators, dive computer and torches for every guest.
Our equipment is always new and is replaced every two years. Of course the rental gear is mantained and inspected by experienced personnel and it is always in perfect conditions. Please contact us to have more information about price and availability.
our motto is: safety first!
Our depth limit for recreational dives is 40 meters. If you have less than 25 logged dives you’ll be guided by one of our experienced divemasters or by one instructor in small groups of max 4 people.
Important: do not forget to take with you your medical statement by your registration at the Diving Center. We need a doctor’s letter that states your suitability for SCUBA diving.