Diving Group Portofino
Diving Group Portofino
4.5
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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.
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italian Riviera, Italy
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Nikolajaaslyng
Aabenraa, Denmark9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
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.
Written July 26, 2016
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Oskar M
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
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.
Written July 21, 2016
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Victor D
Savigny, Switzerland28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
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 addition, the equipment is very good, nothing ripped apart. Fins of great quality and good boat!

If i could do one criticism it would be the minimal information for the dive briefing.

Overall thank you to Luca and all his staff for their kindness. I personaly work in the dive industry and I highly recommend this dive center.

see you again in one year.
Victor from Switzerland
Written June 13, 2016
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Martijn T
Overveen, The Netherlands122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
Highly recommended. We did a few dives with DWS-diving. We were impressed by the good organization of the dive-school. Communication by email, introduction to the dive-school, choosing diving gear, going to the boat etc., all was very well organized. Staff was very friendly and knew there way on the dive-spots. We did two dives in the Portofino Marine Park. Both lovely spots, though the first one (Ravioli) was better than the second (Diamond). Lots of fish of various sizes, beautiful nudibranches and lovely soft-corals. I most liked the red soft corals that were abundant at greater depth. Bring your torch, you'll have a better view of the colors.
Written August 12, 2015
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Heidenstam
Stockholm, Sweden7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
Just finished the Padi Open Water training at DWS, tremendously satisfied. Very competent and serious training by instructor Pino, a very professional and kind man with a great sense of humour. The owner and other staff are service minded, fun to be with and speak good English. The final open water dive at Secca di Gonzetti, an underwater table mountain at the Portofino Marine Park, was thrilling and beautiful. Not only the underwater landscape but also the aquatic life, such as barracudas and giant snappers. Advanced Open Water Diver next step👍
Written July 11, 2015
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Amelia C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
This dive center is run very efficiently whilst maintaining a pleasant laid-back attitude. Very good dive briefing and knowledge of the dive sites, which are truly exceptional for the Mediterranean - which shows the MPA is doing its job!
Written June 23, 2015
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Ipcresss
Auckland, New Zealand56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
Thoroughly professional set up making you feel at ease right from the start.
High quality Cressi equipment and a dive master that offered helpful tips and showed a good knowledge of the area.
A must do
Written July 20, 2014
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Realbert
Winterthur, Switzerland35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
I enjoyed the service of this diving. They took me to some nice spot and had a reliable team for handling the various phase of the dive. The equipment given is in a good shape, they are friendly and without any communication barrier.
Unfortunately for me, the second day was cancelled due to adverse weather. I have much more respect for a diving that says it is not safe than one that takes you out anyway and make the trip a disaster for everyone.
Written June 30, 2014
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DocJyM
Luxembourg3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
We took on the sidemount course with Enrico … it was excellent! Can be recommended for beginners and experienced divers. We will come back!
Written September 8, 2023
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Mstravellog
Amstelveen, The Netherlands49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
My son took the open water diving course and he he had a great experience and learned a lot about diving there and as for the instructors and divemasters they are great at guiding and teaching new divers
Written May 6, 2022
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