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Hotel Piccada

3 star hotel
Via dei Asfodeli, 6, Sardinia, 07020, Italy
60 rooms
FREE Internet

Nautilus Diving Center

PADI 5 star dive center
Walking distance
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Hotel Piccada is just 700 m from North Sardinia's only 5* PADI dive center, offering easy access to 40 dive sites and two stunning marine parks
  • Dive along enormous granite rocks, drop offs, and caves in search of moray eel, stone fish, breams, conger, barracudas, groupers, and lots of nudibranch
  • For the wreck lovers there is the Angelika, a cargo ship lying in between 15 and 21 m to a WWII bomber engine, sitting at a depth of 22 m
  • Between dives, you can relax on the beach and swim in its typical bluer-than-blue Sardinian waters, or enjoy a steam in the hotel's sauna
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sanitizers and masks and sanitization for common areas - sanitizing rooms

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Booking process


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


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


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: 35%
  • 40 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 17 days prior to arrival
  • 35% will be charged if you cancel between 17 and 8 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 8 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Hotel Piccada

What to see

Sardinia welcomes a large variety of Mediterranean marine life during the spring, summer and fall. In winter, most of the area’s fauna moves to warmer waters.

Among the sandy seabeds, maze-like caves and fascinating rock formations, divers have the opportunity to find eagle rays, tuna, groupers, barracudas, the elusive sun fish (March-June), dolphins, octopus, slipper lobsters, the Mediterranean bamboo shark, pipefish, breams, squid, crabs, scorpion fish and moray eels.

Sponges, sea fans and red corals are also visible. Nudibranchs, sea horses, Pinna nobilis fan mussels and other macro life can be spotted year round.

Dive Center


  • The 40 dive sites to visit and two marine parks are all easy to reach (max. 50 minutes) by Nautilus custom-built dive boats
  •  Ideal for beginners, due to the presence of many islands and islets in the area that create a perfect shallow cradle for rich and diversified marine life
  • Dive along enormous granite rocks, drop offs, overhangs, swim through, caves all covered by spectacular marine life, sea fans, sponges, tube worms
  • Spot moray eel, stone fish, breams, conger, barracudas, groupers, octopus, crabs, lobster and lots of nudibranches
  • For the wreck lovers there is the Angelika, a cargo ship lying in between 15 and 21 m to a WWII bomber engine, sitting at a depth of 22 m


Nautilus Diving Center has 40 Mediterranean dive sites and two marine parks on its doorstep.

Nautilus Diving Center is the only PADI 5*Resort in Palau, North of Sardinia, and has direct access to La Maddelana and Lavezzi's best dive sites. Established in 1994, they run a professional diving operation.

As a PADI Resort they offer a full range of diving courses from beginner up to professional level, including speciality courses and TEC diving. The center is committed to reducing plastic waste, so a personalized refillable water bottle will be handed to you for use during your diving tour.

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Dive boat facilities

  • Ladder
  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Dry Area
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Custom Built
  • Toilet
  • Tea And Coffee

PADI® Courses Available

  • Reactivate Program
  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Drysuit
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties
  • Technical Diving Courses

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Swedish
  • Other Languages On Request

Diving gear

  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Filling Station

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities


  • Book Swap/Library


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Eur)


  • Bar / Lounge
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Heating

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Sauna

Resort Description

Hotel Piccada is 300 m from the yacht-filled marina, with two marine parks and 40 spectacular dive sites all in easy reach.

Palau Sardinia is the ideal place for those who want to have an unforgettable diving vacation in the Maddalena Archipelago, whilst exploring the coasts and the hinterland of Gallura. The famous Costa Smeralda and the charming town of Santa Teresa Gallura are also in easy reach.

The hotel is composed of 60 comfortable and spacious rooms, equipped with air-conditioning, private bathrooms, a color TV, free WiFi and all that is necessary for guests to enjoy their holiday to the fullest.

You'll be right in the heart of the commune of Palau, with phenomenal views of the island of La Maddalena, the port and the marina. With the PADI dive center in walking distand, the location is ideal for diving by day and enjoying restaurants, small craft shops, and evening markets by night.

How to get there


  • Olbia Airport is a 45 minute drive from the hotel. 
  • Take a bus from the airport to Palau Port, which is 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel.
  • Check-in time is any time after 3 pm. 


  • Check-out time is 10 am. 
  • Following check-out, get the bus to the airport from Palau Port bus station (5 minute walk).


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