Vardiola Island is a block of ochre and red granite appearing from the marine blue water on the south shore of the huge Porto gulf. The dive start from the island by following it left hand until reaching its extremity. By continuing in the same direction, we cross a sandy valley deep about 20 m.
On the other side, the rise up is much cut and behind her, that the dip! Descent on 32 m, in a clear sandy garden locked between two rock faces magnificently decorated. It’s necessary to get a 180 degrees view to taste the delights of this exploration. At 26 m, rocky slope are covered with a delicate forest of Red Coral! Under the beam of a powerful headlight we attend to a vermillion red explosion. Well fed by a light current, the Coral is flowered by million small white stars. It’s magic …
However the dive is not ended, by continuing towards the facing wall, we discover a huge vertical fault backing up in fireplace a few meters away from the surface. By looking upward, we can see two big blocks stuck in the narrow bottleneck. An endless salpa shoal comes to play the “stars” by sparkling against the light in the fireplace…

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