The island of Capraia is an uninhabited island, which covers 45 hectares, but makes for an interesting short visit during your Tremiti islands holidays. Its natural architecture is perfect for photographers and for fans of diving, this is paradise!
In the central part of the island the flora is composed of caper plants, bushes of mastic (with its strong resinous odour), cardoons and juniper bushes but the island’s wealth is in its seabed. Anyone who comes here has only one thing in mind: diving! The underwater walls of the rocks are covered with sponges and algae, while the seabed is rich in species of precious fish.
Near the ‘Cala dei Scoglietti’, you can see the submerged statue of St. Pio, about 4 meters high, surrounded by a myriad of colourful fish. The statue is placed at a depth of about 15 metres with the open arms towards the tip of the island of San Nicola, where the cemetery is located.
The diving spot at Punta Secca shallows is among the most beautiful in the Mediterranean: shoals of castagnolas, sea breams, dentexes, barracudas and tuna among red and yellow gorgonias. At the Punta della Vedova swim between salps, gronchi, but also moray eels, scorpion fish, lobsters and Homarus lobsters.
If you have never seen the black coral, go to the secca del Pedagno shallows: at fifty-five meters deep, its wall is completely black, covered by antiphatella subpinnata, the black coral.
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Reach by boat the famous stack Architiello: polished by the sea and the wind it is loved by romantic couples: to exchange promises of love under it seems auspicious!