Dry Head

The dry is definitely an exciting dive and often gives unforgettable encounters, however, it is advisable to check the presence of current that sometimes makes diving suitable only for experienced diving divers. The direction of the current influences not only the location of pelagic fish, but also the visibility generally good, which is reduced when it is directed southward. The dry reminiscent of its shape is a rocky panettone that rises from 33 meters to 13. The top, flat and as large as a tennis court, is clearly visible from the surface.

Degree of difficultyMedium for both itineraries
- High with current presence
Maximum Depth25 meters (green route)
33 meters (red route)
- Average if current is present to the south
Duration35 minutes (green route)
45 minutes (red route)
InterestNot to be missed
Protected sea areaA


In the descent we do not lose contact with the top of the gavitello, and once we get to the hat of the dry we head north (Siracusa side), stopping for a few moments on the edge of the eagle. Here, immersed in chestnuts, we could see and draw near to ducks, barracudas, saraghys, and quarrels. Descending along the north side, between 18 and 20 meters, we find dens rich in colors that are often a haven of magnesium and cernie. Continuing the descent we arrive on a large rocky hill and leaning on the wall of the panettone. Here we can approach the bigger barracudas, and observe crows and corvines that take refuge within the big boulder. Depending on the maximum depth we want to reach, we can either keep it on 22-24 meters or perimeter the dirt on the sandy bottom, that is 33 meters. In the first case shot a small rocky spur we find a long, often horny slit of horns and then a cave. So come to a funnel that ends in a small anfrat about 20 meters. This trail, interesting for photographers, is colored by sea-daisies, briozoos, nudibranchs and embellished with the presence of horns, murines and magnolias. If we decide to perimeter the drizzle on the bottom, we can observe squares and huge murines. Passed by a rocky arch full of colorful scattering and finishing the sandy bottom we see, among the clouds of saraghs, some large flat rock blocks. Between the two big ones opens a corridor on the left leading to a deep dwarf shelter of cernie, corvine and shrine. To go back to the dirt we come across two old anchors, climbing the wall we pass through a saddle (about 20 meters), delimited to the right by a pinnacle, to find us then on a canal where there is an anchor whose stem is broken. This canal rises obliquely to almost the top of the dry, and at its end, at a depth of 18-20 meters, there is a deep den on the horns and large boulders. At this point we can perimeter the summit of the drift to finish the tour and review the ducks and the barracudes on the north side. So let’s go up the top of the gavitello, making sure to never leave it.