Giant Tongue (W)

It is a wall diving suitable for all divers, as it does not have any particular difficulty. However, it is advisable to check the presence of current and to check during the dive the maximum planned depth because the bottom of the wall degrades to over 40 meters.

Degree of difficultyLow for both itineraries
- Medium, with current presence
Maximum Depth18 meters (green route)
30 meters (red route)
- Average if current is present to the south
Duration35 minutes (green route)
45 minutes (red route)
InterestNot to be missed
ProtectedA - Gravitello
B - Part of the dive


As we descend along the top of the gavitello we arrive on a large circular mass at whose base, between 25 and 27 meters, there are numerous cracks. We then head west and cross a long white dorsal backbone, called “giant tongue”, which falls sharp at 25 meters and then degrades over 30 meters. Taking the ridge to our right, after a few dozen meters, we encounter large boulders scattered to the bottom where we can meet even big sized quays and rafters. At the boulders, we approach the wall that at 22 meters has a long groove created by the wave motion when that portion was an ancient line of battigia. In this area a passage is opened in a 17-meter-long rock cave where there is a cave. After passing this passage the roost falls flat on a backdrop of small boulders; at some bigger ones there are, at 20 – 22 meters, two communicating openings which, through a large vertical hallway, lead to the upper plateau of the 12 meter ridge. This constitutes our return point that takes place along the top of the ridge at 10-12 meters in the east. Here we encounter salty counters, saraghi, gaze and curious parrot fish. If we turn our eyes to the blue, we may soon see some pelagic fish. Shortly before the giant tongue, it is necessary to dwell on a large ridge of the ridge that, between 12 and 14 meters, has a long slit, a sarcastic dagger, and an opening sheltering a group. After passing the giant tongue we head to the gavitello to traverse.