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Parco Sommerso di Gaiola Area Marina Protetta

Discesa Gaiola, 80123 Naples, Italy
+39-081-2403235
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Ranked #3 of 199 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: The Gaiola Underwater Park is a Marine Protected Area established in 2002 along the Posillipo...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a very nice place for nature lovers who want to escape the busy inner city of Naples. I wanted to do the guided snorkelling tour first. This was not possible as it was only on two days a week. When I asked if it's possible to snorkel there independently, I was told that it's possible to enter the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

There is this organisation that looks after this area. We joined a group of 15 people to do some snorkeling. The organisation, gives you a little talk about the area and an ancient civilisation who lived there, they also provide you the suits. It was a nice experience, we were a group of 15 maybe and 3 instructors, friendly staff.... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

For those who share the same passion for the roman history, marine life and nature, I highly recommend this fantastic snorkeling tour!! We went there on our last day in Naples and we had the best experience ever!!! Although it took us 1.5 hours to get there ( with public transports), in the end it was worth it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Unfortuanately my tour on Aquavision was cancelled due to bad weather. However, booking by email was easy ( they replied in english) and were very helpful in trying to arrange an alternative date for my visit.

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Санкт-Петербург
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Clean water, rocks/beach (choose whatever u like), a nice coast view and naltural underwater tunnels! Have fun!

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Greater London
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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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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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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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