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Popilia Country Resort

4 star hotel
Località Cutà, Maierato VV, 89843, Italy
71 rooms
FREE Internet

Blue Submarine by Scuba World ASD

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Discover the depths of the Costa degli Dei with the onsite PADI 5* dive center at the Popilia Country Resort
  • Calabria's coastline is rich in marine life, and makes an excellent spot for both diving and snorkeling, with beautiful natural backdrops
  • You're likely to see some - if not all - of the following critters on every diving day: parrot fish, morays, groupers, barracuda, and gigantic schools of anchovies
  • Aside from the fantastic diving, you can go wine-tasting at local vineyards, visit the animals who live in the hotel grounds, or indulge in a massage at the on-site spa
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Mar 18, 2021

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Social distancing, mandatory use of masks in common areas, serological test for all staff, sanitation of rooms with sanitizing nebulization

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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: 20%
  • 37 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 25.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Popilia Country Resort

Dive Center


  • Calabria, with its coastline rich in marine flora and fauna, is the perfect destination for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts
  • Watch barracudas popping up from the Posidonia meadows and dive with large parrot fish, morays, groupers and gigantic schools of anchovies
  • Dive, snorkel, enjoy sandwiches on board while taking in the views, and then dip back into crystal clear waters
  • The dives here are done with deep respect for the environment


Blue Submarine by Scuba World ASD is a PADI 5* Instructor Development Center based in the Calabria region of southern Italy, near the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Enjoy the sea, its creatures, its plants and rocks, with the wonderful backdrops of the Costa degli Dei and the entire Calabrian coast from Pizzo up to Capo Vaticano. Between dives, enjoy apertifs, legendary barbecues and sunsets admired from the dinghy. Blue Submarine is a Project Aware partner and provides a full range of PADI courses from beginner to instructor. 

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Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Ac Classroom
  • Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

PADI® Courses Available

  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Cavern Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Dive boat facilities

  • Tea And Coffee
  • Ladder
  • Custom Built
  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Dry Area
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Lunch Provided On Full Diving Days
  • Camera Rinse Tanks
  • Camera Table

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Cdc
  • Padi 100% Aware

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Amenities


  • Cultural Excursions
  • Book Swap/Library

Sports & Watersports

  • Football (Soccer)
  • Tennis
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Cycling
  • Beach Volleyball


  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Heating


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Eur)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Vegan

Great for families

  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Resort Description

Popilia Country Resort is an elegant hotel just a few kilometers from Pizzo, offering diving, wellness and nature in the heart of Calabria.

At 350 meters above sea level, surrounded by a lush pine forest and overlooking the beautiful Gulf of St. Euphemia, this resort has incredible views from every corner. With a PADI 5* dive center on site, it couldn't be easier to explore the sparkling ocean below. New divers can even do a test dive in the hotel pool before their 'baptism of the sea'. The resort has beautiful rooms, a wellness spa, a rustic Italian restaurant and a pool on site, and trips to vineyards, trekking, and other activities can be arrange between diving days. The beach is around 6 km from the resort.

How to get there


  • The best airport to fly into is Lamezia Terme International Airport, which is a 20 minute drive from the resort.
  • The hotel does not offer transfers, so it is recommended that you either catch a taxi from the airport or arrange a rental car in advance (additional cost). 
  • Check-in time is 3 pm.


  • Check-out time is 11 am. 
  • If you have hired a car you may drive yourself back to the airport, otherwise the resort will call a taxi for you on request (additional cost). 


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