Learn to dive in Sardinia, Italy

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made between Apr & Oct and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
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Travelling with a local operator

This holiday is operated by a company based in the holiday destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. They will be able to tailor make your holiday to suit your requirements not only concerning the dates of travel but also typically the standard of accommodation, and thus price. It is rare for local operators to be able to help with the booking of your flights.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Learn to dive in Sardinia, Italy

Our Diving Centre opened its doors in 1995 out of a love for the outdoors & a desire to do something positive and different for our native land.

Since then we have shared this passion with our guests encouraging them to behave responsibly and help preserve the environment. Our economic policy is based on rules of common sense. We direct travellers to apartments, "agriturismi" and hotels owned by local people and always advise our guests to use local shops, farm shops & restaurants. In cooperation with PADI, we organize an annual "Beach clean-up". We are also working with DAN (Diver's Alert Network), a non-profit medical and research organization associated with Duke University Medical Center on their campaign about the security of the divers in the water.

Our environmental policy covers our action both on land and in the water. We recycle waste (organic, paper, plastic, glass and iron, aluminium, battery, medicine), are conscious of our water & energy usage (we have solar panels in our apartments), re-use paper, reduce plastic usage (e.g. water bottles) and share cars. In the water, we put all our efforts in to minimizing the negative impact of scuba diving using low emission engines, anchoring in the sand, using the equipment as long as possible (despite the temptation to buy the latest gear!), and by encouraging our guests to take courses in buoyancy.

All our boats are non smoking (avoiding cigarette butts in the water, promoting good health) and we ask the staff not to smoke with our guests. Furthermore we ask our staff and clients to sign a Conduct Code which covers responsible diving ("look but don't touch", buoyancy control & equipment techniques to avoid damage to the sea bed & corals, "practice skills over sand and not the sensitive reef", "don't throw litter or exhale bubbles under rocks"). We also include not buying souvenirs/gifts from corals, shells or hard woods, recycling, water conservation, car sharing, reducing plastic & energy use and reusing paper.

Reviews of Learn to dive in Sardinia, Italy

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 03 Aug 2010 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Cala Gonone, although relatively small and quiet, had a pretty magical atmosphere, made all the better by Cinzia and her team , whose warmth and friendliness really contributed to the enjoyment of the holiday.

One of the most memorable parts of my trip was a snorkelling excursion along the Golfo di Orosei. Along the way, as we sailed past all the stunning beaches and caves, Cinzia gave us plenty of information about the geography and nature along the coast, but all in a very humorous and fun way. Once in the crystal clear water we were lucky enough to see a couple of weird and wonderful creatures.

A separate excursion to Cala Luna was also very memorable. The beach is backed by dramatic cliffs interspersed with incredible, other-worldy caves which are easily explored. The eerie and intriguing entrances to the caves lie right on the beach and provide welcome shelter from the glaring midday sun, although the aqua-marine, turquoise water was a more inviting option for cooling off.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Although small, there is plenty to see and do in and around Cala Gonone. Renting a car or scooter would enable you to see and do a lot more. If you're doing a diving course, I would advise staying longer than one week to make the most of all the area has to offer.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


The operator staff were clearly very conscious of protecting and maintaining the environment, both in and out of the water. As most businesses seemed to be run by locals, I suppose tourism benefits them.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


It was an excellent holiday in stunning surroundings, which far surpassed my expectations.

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2008 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Brilliant scenery, great underwater wildlife and quiet roads. Cala Garone is absolutely idyllic in October.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Take mosquito repellent, they are vicious.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Scuba instructor was excellent, especially with my 11 year old, who passed the scuba open water diver. He was very patient and encouraging.

Reviewed on 06 Jul 2008 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Diving although the food was great too. Il Cormoranzo by the port was where we ate most and they provided a vegetarian menu for my sister as well as an introduction to local specialties. Despite our very pidgin Italian!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Make sure you get the right bus from the airport! If not hiring a car. The bus is actually fine and a great way to go if you're staying on one place. However, again partly due to our poor Italian we got one going to Nuoro which while I'm sure a lovely place is about 40km from Cala Gonone and we had to finish our journey in style by taxi or wait 2 hrs for the next bus and lose a half day of our short break. NB The only cashpoint was broken a few months ago. Some places do take credit cards but a stock of cash is essential particularly if not hiring a car.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


We stayed in lovely self-catering accommodation owned by the company and kept up by them. Local dining opportunities did seem to offer fish from the vicinity and other regional specialties. We were there out of season but it felt like we visited a very thriving small town in its own right, so we used the same facilities as the locals.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Great! It was *very* warm even in June, but that was manageable by organising the day so as to rest in the middle. The diving was very flexible and went at our pace. I'd go back again - I'm hoping to finish some more advanced diving courses there.

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