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Le Palme Garden

3 star hotel
Via Annarita Sidoti snc 98063, S.Giorgio, Gioiosa Marea, Sicily, Italy
6 rooms
FREE Internet

Aqua Element Diving Center

PADI 5 star dive center
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Via Pola snc 98063, S. Giorgio di Gioiosa Marea, Italy

Package highlights

  • Enjoy the 100 year old, jungle-like botanical gardens of Le Palme Garden, just a few steps from the sea and PADI 5* dive center
  • Encounter all sorts of marine life from moray and barracuda to scorpionfish and stingrays in these warm, clear waters
  • Between dives, visit the archaeological wonders of Sicily, and the trinity of great volcanoes Etna, Stromboli and Vulcano
  • Finish the day with a candle-lit supper on your terrace, surrounded by lush gardens and soothing ocean sound
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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: 30%
  • 44 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 35% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 21 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 21 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Le Palme Garden

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

  • Enjoy Roman wrecks and rich fauna, as well as archaeological sites and some of the best-kept secrets of the Tyrrhenian Sea
  • Encounter moray, groupers, barracudas, octopuses, lobsters, scorpionfish and stingrays

Description

Aqua Element is a PADI 5* dive center offering recreational, technical and professional level diving on the coast of Patti.

 Dives take place along the Tyrrhenian coast, the Strait of Messina, and the Aeolian Islands - listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. This selection offers up a treasure trove of varied dive site and rich fauna, to be enjoyed in warm, clear waters.

DIVING SERVICES

Dive boat facilities

  • Seating Area
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Fresh Water Shower
  • Ladder
  • Custom Built
  • Drinking Water

PADI® Courses Available

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Diving gear

  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

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
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Cultural Excursions
  • Island Hopping
  • Nightclub

Food & drink

  • Self-Catering

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Ping Pong
  • Beach Volleyball

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Garden
  • Heating

Payments

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

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Great for families

  • Kids Playground

Resort Description

Le Palme Garden is close to the best dive sites and archaeological sites in the Aeolian Islands Archipelago.

This tranquil complex of garden villas is located just 50 m from the sea, in a beautiful botanical garden that was planted over a 100 years ago. Each self-catering villa can comfortably accommodate up to four guests and comes with a terrace where you can relax, have breakfast, enjoy a candle-lit dinner or simply sit and watch the jungle effect created by the overgrowing vegetation. 

The incredible diving on your doorstep will give you days and days of enjoyment, but non-diving days can be filled with day trips to the nearby historical, archaeological sites of Sicily, such as Taormina, Cefalù, Monreale, Palermo, Syracuse, Tyndaris, Milazzo, as well as the Aeolian Islands, and the great volcanoes, Etna, Stromboli and Vulcano.


How to get there

Arrival 

  • Catania–Fontanarossa Airport, also known as Vincenzo Bellini Airport, is around a two hour drive from the resort.
  • The team will arrange a car to pick you up from the airport for an additional fee (advance notice required). 
  • Check-in time is 4 pm.

Departure

  • Check-out time is 10 am. 
  • The team will arrange a driver to take you back to the airport when the time comes (advance notice required, additional cost). 

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