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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 222 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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Montreal
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Gaiola and Pausilypon are two archeological sites, immediately next door to each other, referencing the same early Roman estate, the first underwater and the second accessed through a 700 metre tunnel. The guides at each site were informative and intelligent, and the sites themselves were fascinating. The entire estate is the equivalent of a large city block, once the summer... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The guys at CSI Gaiola Onlus made our day delightful! We did kayaking for a couple of hours with the crew of CSI Gaiola. They are absolutely knowledgeable and friendly. And sincerely fond of the protected area they take care of.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We booked one of the glass-bottom boat tours. The staff was absolutely lovely. Francesca arranged it all with s via email. English-speaking Marika then went on the boat with us and translated the information for us. We thought we would see more fish and marine life, but we still enjoyed the boat tour. Best bits was seeing the coast from... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We went to naples for a weekend and on the advice of our pompeii guide decided to give snorkeling among the ruins a go. We were luck in that some Italians felt that 25 degrees was too cold for swimming and so cancelled. Getting there by taxi was easy and the staff were very friendly. Our guide Oscar made the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Went with our kids (10 and 12 years old) in August of 2013. Our Guide, Oscar, was fantastic and kept the kids interested in-- what seemed like a short-- but ended up being 2 hrs of snorkeling trip around the ruins of the roman era fish farm and ponds. We were outfitted in wet suits and snorkel gear by the... More

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Napoli, Italia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Visited during the winter. Hard to get there without a car, but well worth it. Roman imperial age remains (tunnel, theatres) beautiful view. Very interesting and competent explanation- don't know if availaible in english- Check at http://www.areamarinaprotettagaiola.it/the_Pausilypon_english.htm

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