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Diving Group Portofino

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Address: Via Favale 25A, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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+39 335 725 9758
08:00 - 19:00
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Diving Group Portofino is located in the beautiful, historic town of Santa...

Diving Group Portofino is located in the beautiful, historic town of Santa Margherita on the Ligurian coast, 3 km from Portofino, 30 minutes from Genoa, 90 minutes from Pisa and 2 hours from Milan and Nice.

Diving Group Portofino is a few steps from the port where our boats are moored and close to the hotels and restaurants that offer all our clients and their guests discounts.

Diving Group Portofino have a licence to dive with you in the protected Cape of Portofino Marine Park - there are 20 dive sites within 10/15 min navigation from the port where our boats are moored with great diving suitable for divers of all abilities.

The Marine Park is is home to a dazzling array of marine life some of which are not found elsewhere in the Mediterranean.

Expect to see vibrant red corals, moon fish, moray eels, large schools of barracuda, tuna, dentix, scorpion fish, groupers, violet and pink nudibranches and the most famous dive in the whole Mediterranean – the statue ‘Il Christo Degli Abissi’ submerged in memory of scuba diving pioneer Dario Gonzatti.This dive has now become a symbol to memorise all those who explore and love the ocean is a must for all divers to visit at least once. You will be uplifted by the sheer beauty of this unique marine park which is studied by biologists and enjoyed by divers from all over the world. Everyone at Diving Group Portofino promotes responsible diving and respect for the environment.

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Most beautiful diving between Santa Margherita and Rapallo

I have been diving with Diving Group Portofino since a while when they where "only" DWS. I saw them growing acquiring "DivePassion" in Santa Margherita and finally becoming the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fulvio M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been diving with Diving Group Portofino since a while when they where "only" DWS. I saw them growing acquiring "DivePassion" in Santa Margherita and finally becoming the actual Group acquiring the Abissi Diving in Rapallo. Their characteristics have always been professionalism, friendship, passion and availability. If you want o be sure to have a wonderful dive in the... More 

1 Thank Fulvio M
Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

All four dives in two days around Portofino park were quite satisfactory (lots of fish, ship wreck, octopus, etc.). The hospitality of the staff is very good. Thank you.

1 Thank burcekme
Konstanz, Germany
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The diving center itself # clean, tidy, and spacious # individual lockers (more than enough for everyone) # showers & toilets for you # fresh water tubs for rinsing your equipment (two: one for suits etc. and the other for regulators etc.) # any rental equipment you might need # close to the port The boat (see profile pic of... More 

Thank Matthias D
Vaerloese, Denmark
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Fantastic and extremely professional dive center. I was diving with them for one day, and if I ever come back to the area I will certainly dive with them again. They had perfect service and safety was in top. They could also make sure that my family who are snorkeling could go out on the same trip as me.

1 Thank Nikolajaaslyng
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

It was a great Weekend with Luca and his Team. The Divecenter is perfect for daily dives in the National Park of Porto Fino and arounding Aera.

1 Thank Oskar M
London, Canada
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

If you are in the area, dive with this shop. I initially emailed them to get more information on their services and Lucca always emailed a response within 24 hours. When I arrived at the shop to dive, the staff was friendly and helpful setting up my gear- I was traveling with my family and didn't bring my own gear.... More 

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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Fantastic dive center! I came with a group of 10 person for a three day weekend and I was very impressed by the organization that DWS dive center had. Everything flowed perfectly. Some divers were doing some DSD's and were very happy with the instructors. I personally work in the dive industry and I highly recommend this dive center. In... More 

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Reviewed 26 December 2015

I have been diving with DWS a couple of times in the last two months. First time we were brought to the "Izuela" diving point, one of the best within the Portofino Sea Park, the second one we ended up at the point "La Torretta". Both times support and organization from the diving was perfect. Despite of the narrow street... More 

Thank Fulvio M
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

The place is great for diving, Lucca really looks after everyone in all respects! I contacted Lucca to arrange my dives, he answered me so many of my emails about the town and the dives.

Thank jingfangw2014
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Very responsive over email and willing to work with you to sort out your plans for your diving adventures. Very clean and professional operation that operates on some beautiful dive sites.

Thank lirelent

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