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Parco Sommerso di Gaiola Area Marina Protetta

Discesa Gaiola, 80123 Naples, Italy
+39-081-2403235
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Ranked #4 of 226 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The Gaiola Underwater Park is a Marine Protected Area established in 2002 along the Posillipo coast, in the northwestern Gulf of Naples. The Park owes... more » Owner description: The Gaiola Underwater Park is a Marine Protected Area established in 2002 along the Posillipo coast, in the northwestern Gulf of Naples. The Park owes its singularity to the fusion of volcanological, biological and archaeological aspects inserted in one of the most attractive coastal landscape in the Gulf. Many ancient roman remains (I Century b.C.) lie underwater because of a geological phenomenon (bradyseism). It’s possible to visit it by glass-bottom boat, snorkeling and diving tours. « less
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Greater London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Following discovery on Trip advisor I booked a snorkelling tour in advance for myself and two children aged 10 & 15. I was glad I had! The land-based part of the park is tiny and people queue on stairs to be one of 100 people at a time allowed in and out of the heritage area. Those who don't (or... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Loved the park. Signed up for the snorkeling tour, only EUR20! Amazing value, considering that you're then not part of the "100" people restriction to get in. The place is just incredibly beautiful, real clear waters, which helps you to see the underwater Roman ruins, a surprisingly large amount of marine life, and it being a reserve, the fish are... More

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This place is incredible. After researching it online and checking the website, my girlfriend and I decided to drive to this island one morning and spend most of the day there. When we got there, after an extremely long walk from where we parked our car, we realized there was a line-up to get into this national park. This was... More

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Paola M, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Parco Sommerso di Gaiola Area Marina Protetta, responded to this review

Probably you didn't understand that the Park is a Marine Protected Area and the pass is necessary to enter in the Integral Reserve (A Zone). Only 100 people can come in and if when you arrive, there are not passes, you have to wait. Sorry, but there are no privileges for nobody! If you want to swim you can go... More

Perth, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

During our stay in Naples, we looked at this place with curiosity, we found it thanks to the driver who accompanied us, because in another way it is not easy to find. The Gaiola is a fairy tale, the place is lovely and the sea is beautiful but very hard to get there, the road is very narrow and is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Visited naples with my 13 year old son, so was looking for something a bit more fun for him. This hit the spot perfectly. Thanks to all the previous reviews we were prepared to struggle to find it, but it couldn't't have been easier. The hotel called them to make our reservation and was given quite detailed directions. We took... More

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Close to the city center, with nice people as tour guide, in a marvellous scenario. Me, my wife and our son went trought Roman sea ruines doing the best snorkeling of my life. My son (11 years old) got crazy!! Tour guides were so nice! At the end of the tour they offered use orange juice and preztels! It's possibile... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Caterina is a wonderful guide for the historic site. We truly enjoyed her information. We are not strong swimmers so the snorkeling did not work out well for us. But the artifacts above ground are so very interesting. A must see!

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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Came down to Naples with my boyfriend specifically to snorkel here at the Parco Sommerso di Gaiola (although we love any excuse to go to Naples!). It was a truly amazing experience and great mix of snorkeling and beach fun with an interesting archaeological tour. Would highly recommend this to anyone interested in snorkeling and archaeology. The staff were all... More

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Montreal
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14 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had reserved the snorkeling tour by email with Paola, from their website, a few weeks in advance, and it all went very smoothly. Paola was very helpful and made sure we knew where to go since we have also done the Pausilypon tour just before the snorkeling tour. The cost was 20 euro per person which we paid on... More

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Mombris, Germany
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The good first: this is a great time.The staff goes out of their way to be helpful and all are very knowledgeable.The tour seems like it takes no time at all, they show what you are going to see on a power point presentation. Then you get to see it for real underwater. This is not a quick run through.... More

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