On the island of Vulcano, one of the seven gems that make up the Aeolian archipelago, the Saracen Diving centre is operational from April to October and overlooks the captivating bay of Sabbie Nere. It is located a few hundred metres from the pier where the ferries and hydrofoils operating between Sicily and the archipelago dock.
The Diving centre, organised by Tony Scontrino, offers ample space for storing diving equipment, tanks for washing equipment at the end of a diving session, a teaching room for PADI courses and an area equipped for refilling with nitrox air. You can also spend some totally relaxing moments here, enjoying an aperitif or a good cup of coffee at the Saracen Bar.
A few metres from the diving centre, there is also the Sabbie Nere beach and the concrete pier where dinghies are docked, making the loading and unloading of underwater equipment extremely easy. The Diving centre’s strategic position means that you can sail to the best diving spots in just a few minutes, not only those of Vulcano but also those of the nearby islands of Lipari and Salina. For the most demanding customers, the staff also organizes full days, going as far as Stromboli, Panarea and Filicudi.
The Saracen diving centre offers a wide choice of courses, from basic seminars to specialised training, with the consequent issuance of the international PADI licence. The primary goal is to offer high quality services to small groups of divers, so the decision to deliberately host a limited number of divers at a time is dictated by the desire to guarantee assistance and safety to everyone and in all circumstances. The Diving centre will also offer outings for individual divers with interests such as photography, video or for reasons of study, or simply for anyone who wants to dive in complete tranquillity.
The Saracen Diving centre is equipped with 35 complete sets of equipment, 60 double-connector cylinders, 2 compressors, BAUER and COLTRI, with a capacity of 35 cubic metres and, lastly, all transfers to the diving spots are organised by using three functional dinghies, a 7.50-metre motorised Bwa with 200 hp, a 6.60 metre Novamarine with a 150 hp engine and another 9-metre Novamarine with two 115 hp engines, equipped with every type of comfort even for sailing that requires more time.
For info, contact the reception.