In Italy there are many small islands where practicing
freediving is particularly pleasant.
The islands near Sicily, the Aeolian Islands, the Aegadian Islands and Ustica, the
Tuscan archipelago with Elba, Giglio, Giannutri, the splendid Tremiti Islands
in the Adriatic Sea; these are all perfect places for freediving.
The small islands are not always easy to reach, often
they are not very well served by ferries, sometimes when the sea is
particularly rough there is also the risk of remaining isolated, but all this
creates a certain intrigue, one to which the freediver is particularly
These islands generally offer clear waters with great
visibility which is sometimes breathtaking. I still remember some years ago
during training in Ustica when, from the surface, I could see the shimmering
sand more than 50m deep.
Another advantage of the islands is that freediving
practice is almost always possible as one side is always sheltered from winds,
even if sometimes you may not find excessive depths.
Even if sometimes these places are difficult to
reach, it’s always worth going when there is the possibility of visiting a
small, quiet island to practice our discipline.
Ask me if you need would like any more information!