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Snorkeling: the submerged treasures of Leuca

Leuca, Italy

Experience hosted by Francesco

2 hoursHosted in Italian and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

We will do Snorkeling to discover the submerged treasures of Leuca along the Finibus Terrae Route. Led by a Marine Biologist we will dive to the discovery of these wonderful marine ecosystems. We will observe a myriad of marine species, algae, corals, molluscs, crustaceans, octopus, fish of all species and also harmless and colorful jellyfish. The Mediterranean marine fauna is concentrated on the coast and it is here in the first meters from the shore that we will have the opportunity to observe it. We will Snorkel them where they hug the two seas, we will enter the Cave of Lovers by an underwater passage, we will explore the barrier of coral algae and we will enter the Cave of the Blue River, an underwater Canyon. We will explore the marine caves of the west and the magnificent coves that open along the Finibus Terrae route. "The Earthly Paradise", We will explore the "Fonte" cave and we will snorkel on the shoal of the "Strisciu". We will explore the magnificent Cove of Baia Porcinara with its Grotta della Murena, we will snorkel in the famous Baia Verde with its natural pools.
Other things to note
►How we move: snorkeling in the sea, swimming in the sea with a mask and snorkel
►Type of seabed: rock 90%, sand / beach 10%
We will do Snorkeling to discover the submerged treasures of Leuca along the Finibus Terrae Route. Led by a Marine Biologist we will dive to the discovery of these wonderful marine ecosystems. We will observe a myriad of marine species, algae, corals, molluscs, crustaceans, octopus, fish of all species and also harmless and colorful jellyfish. The Mediterranean marine fauna is concentrated on the coast and it is here in the first meters from the…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, EasyBreath mask, fins, tablet, inflata...

Meet your host, Francesco

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am Francesco Chiappalone, Naturalist, Ecologist and Marine Biologist, a life spent in marine excursions and trekking for the study and naturalistic research. I professionalize myself in the Tourism sector as Environmental and Excursion Guide (A.i.g.a.e.) and 1st level Master: Management and Entrepreneurship of Sustainable Tourism and Responsible with which I win for the best Project with which was born Naturally Salento, my hiking agency. As a Marine Biologist I will guide you in Snorkeling, to discover the underwater treasures of Salento.
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From $43
/ person
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Where you'll be

►Snorkeling I Session
- The Cave of the Monk Seal
- The coral wall
- The Blue River Cave
- Capo Santa Maria di Leuca
►Snorkeling II Session
- The Scalo
- The "Il Paradiso Terrestre" coral reef
- Punta dell'Omomorto
- The Submarine Canyon
►Snorkeling 3rd Session
- The Coral Reef
- The grotto of the Source
- The shoal of the "Strisciu"
- Porcinara Bay
- The Grotta della Murena
- Natural pools
End of excursion
Barbara
August 2019
Esperienza molto carina da fare, due ore di mare vissuto guidati da occhi esperti, chiaramente un po’ troppo turistico Ma ci sta è agosto. Non c’è una vastità di fauna ma di certo non è deludente.
Erika
July 2019
Francesco is a dedicated, knowledgeable professional who passionately loves what he does and passionately loves his motherland. It was a special and exciting experience to discover the marine world with he! He showed us magical things and taught many things. With his help we had fallen in love with the wonderful South-Italian sea!
Francesco is a dedicated, knowledgeable professional who passionately loves what he does and passionately loves his motherland. It was a special and exciting experience to discover…
Mattia
July 2019
Francesco è una persona alla mano e cordiale che ci ha fatto sentire subito a nostro agio. È molto preparato e un grande conoscitore della propria terra. Grazie a questa esperienza abbiamo imparato molte cose nuove.
Jérôme
August 2019
Une expérience à vivre. Francesco vous fera partager sa passion pour les fonds marins d’une manière ludique et savante.
Stefan
August 2019
un’esperienza indimenticabile!!

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

► Recommended clothing: light hiking clothing, cotton T-shirt, light trekking trousers, rock-climbing shoes, swimsuit, beach towel, spare, cap, sunglasses, protective sunscreen 30/50