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Residence Stella Marina

3 star hotel
Via Cristoforo Colombo 35, Sicily, Italy
17 rooms
FREE Internet

Evasioni Blu Diving - Ustica

PADI 5 star dive center
Walking distance
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Home-away-from-home Residence Stella Marina is conveniently located between the town center and the ocean
  • Dive among schools of swirling barracuda in the deep blue, or search for camouflaged hermit crabs tucked away under pastel colored shells
  • Admire deep red giant gorgonian fans covered in small yellow polyps on the coral seabed, some of which more than a meter tall
  • Relax after dives in one of the three sea-view solariums equipped with tables, chairs and chaise longues, and a Jacuzzi
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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.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
24/7 EXPERT DIVING ADVICE from travel agents who are all divers.
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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%
  • 37 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 37 days prior to arrival
  • 35% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Residence Stella Marina

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

  • Waste no time getting underwater with Evasioni Blu Diving; all the dive sites are mere minutes from the port of Ustica
  • Vibrant orange polyps, deep red gorgonians, pastel pink hermit shells and neon purple nudibranchs - you'll be surprised with the rainbow of colors beneath the waves
  • Find yourself floating inside a cloud of barracuda or investigating what goes on beneath atmospheric rocky overhangs and caverns
  • This green dive center is a champion of Project AWARE values, making it a top choice for environmentally-minded divers

Description

In 2019, renowned PADI 5* dive center Evasioni Blu Diving opened another diving base in Ustica. 

Beneath the waves you can admire vibrant orange polyps, hermit crabs and alien-like nudibranchs of all shapes and colors. In the deeper blue, you can look forward to coral walls, wrecks and schools of bream and barracuda. 

Every dive is just a few minutes' navigation away from the port of Ustica. So sit back, relax and get ready to dive! During your surface interval, expect refreshing drinks and Sicilian snacks.

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DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

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

Diving gear

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Italian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Diving Facilities

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

Dive boat facilities

  • Shaded Space
  • Dry Area
  • Ladder
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Drinking Water

Resort Amenities

Food & drink

  • Self-Catering

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Eur)

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Equipment For Kids

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi

Resort Description

Residence Stella Marina is located between the Mediterranean Sea and San Teodoro's town center on the beautiful, pocket-sized island of Ustica. 

About five kilometers wide, and with just over a thousand residents, this is a destination for divers looking to get away from the hubbub of daily urban life. Overlooking the ocean, the apartments are the perfect base for diving, relaxing on the beach and exploring San Teodoro's shops, restaurants and cafes. 

The deep blue is home to schools of barracuda, bream, amberjacks and ornate wrasse. Fin to the shallows and you'll discover black corals, urchins, anemones and Mediterranean hermit crabs. Take a stroll down to famous 'La Cinta' beach, a beautiful white sandy bay complete with extensive azure shallows - the perfect place for an afternoon dip.

How to get there

Arrival 

  • The best airport to fly into is Palermo, which is 5 hours travel from the resort. 
  • Having arrived in Palermo, take a taxi to the port (roughly €40) where you can catch the hydrofoil to Ustica. 
  • Once in Ustica, you can catch a taxi to the resort Please avoid taking the busses, as they are very unreliable. 
  • Check-in time is 2 pm. 

Departure

  • Check-out time is 10 am. 
  • On your final day, the reception staff will call you a taxi to take you back to the hydrofoil terminal (on request). From Palermo port, you can take a taxi back to the airport. 

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