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Camping Jonio

3 star hotel
Via villini a mare, 2, Catania, 95126, Italy
18 rooms
FREE Internet

Jonio Pro-Dive Catania

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 5 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Explore this beautiful slice of Ionian coastline at Camping Jonio, with a PADI 5* Instructor Development Center on site
  • Dive sites accessible straight from the shore offer lava seascapes and plentiful encounters with sea eagles, morays, gorgonian fans, octopus and other critters
  • Speed off in a dinghy to other sites such as the Terni Wreck, where you'll find lobsters, nudibranchs, shrimps and groupers
  • After dives, enjoy the relaxed campsite vibes, sunsets over the ocean, and self-catered outdoor dining
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Dates & Prices

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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20%
  • 75 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 52 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 52 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Camping Jonio

What to see

The diving off Sicily may not yield many sightings of large pelagic marine species unless you head further south to Lampedusa where you could spot some oceanic shark species, sea turtles, dolphins and a rare manta ray. Overfishing is a prevalent problem in the Mediterranean but divers can still have an enjoyable time especially with the interesting seascapes and shipwrecks.

At most dive sites, moray and conger eels are often seen poking out of crevices together with lobster and shrimp. Amongst beds and walls of gorgonian sea fans and sponges, find groupers, sea bream, clouds of anthias and also octopus. Closer to the reefs, look for critters like colorful nudibranch, flying gunards and crabs.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Jonio Pro-Dive Catania is based on one of the most beautiful parts of the Ionian coast, offering spectacular diving and snorkeling
  • Discover the unique morphology of seabeds created by the ancient lava flows, and swim through caves and arches into air bubbles
  • Spot barracudas, sea eagles, groupers and morays at Riccio Matita, where Tec divers can descend to 51 meters 
  • Dive in the darkness of night, when seabeds swarm with species that are impossible to see during the day

Description

Jonio Pro-Dive Catania is a PADI 5* Instructor Development Dive Center based inside Camping Junio in Catania.

Jonio Pro-Dive operates all year round and is managed by experienced PADI instructors who have a great knowledge of the surrounding dive sites. The center offers a full range of courses from Discover Scuba Dive all the way through to Instructor, as well as the PADI Tec Diver course. Some of the best dive sites are accessible from the shore, so there's no need to get into a boat to begin your dives.  On request, the is a dhingy to take you to sites that are further away, such as the Terni Wreck.

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DIVING SERVICES

Dive boat facilities

  • Ladder
  • Drinking Water
  • Surface Interval Snacks

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Filling Station

PADI® Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Reactivate Program
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Drysuit
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Technical Diving Courses

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Book Swap/Library
  • Dvd Library
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Live Music
  • Karaoke
  • Hiking

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Kids Playground

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Games Room
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Heating

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Personal Checks
  • Cash (Eur)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Cycling

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Vegan

Resort Description

Camping Jonio is a camping village for divers, with its own PADI dive center and direct access to fantastic shore dives.

Located on the lava cliff terrace of a rocky beach in Catania, Camping Jonio offers self-catered bungalows and mobile homes, surrounded by a park. The site has a shop, games room, a restaurant, vending machines, a dive center and a bar for your convenience and entertainment. The campsite has its own private beach, equipped in summer with ladders, walkways and a trampoline to get in and out of the water with ease.

How to get there

Arrival

  • Aeroporto Fontanarossa di Catania is a 20 minute drive from the resort. 
  • You can take a bus or a public taxi or rent a car at the airport or arrange your own transfer in advance.
  • Check-in time is 5 pm. 

Departure

  • Check-out time is 10 am. 

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