SNORKELING, FISHING AND DIVING
Capo Vaticano has a transparent sea and white sand. The seabed of Capo Vaticano has various shallows and rocks, making it ideal for snorkeling and diving: the rocks of Galea, Mantineo, Formicoli and Vadaro are among the most visited. Both amateur and expert divers can scuba dive at Capo Vaticano and Tropea. The rocks are covered with sponges and bunches of tunicates and starfish at depths of just a few metres while at greater depths many large crustaceans, particularly slipper lobsters and lobsters, populate the rocky seabed.
You can book diving courses of all levels, from beginner to expert, in the near Tropea. For info and booking send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover the fantastic world of sport fishing and professional fishery…
You will spend unforgettable hours with a real Calabrian fisherman – the fishy waters of the Gulf of Sant’Eufemia offer a maximum of fun! Embarkation takes place at 09:30 or 16:30 in the port of Vibo Marina. We leave the port and go directly to the first of our various places to practice fishing and depending on the season we will also take advantage of the possibility of trolling. Even non regular fishermen will be able to live this unique experience thanks to our captain who will give you a professional guide! All the equipment is waiting for you on board. We will return to the port of Vibo Marina after 3-4 hours. On request we organize excursions to practice professional fishing with gillnets, palamito, coffa or nasse.
AMONG THE PRACTICABLE STYLES
BOLENTINO Pleasant technique practiced both with hand line and with rod and reel. It can give good results if practiced in areas with a high concentration of sparids such as rocky shoals, wrecks, etc.. In the shallow sandy bottoms it can give rich meats such as scallops, soles and tracine.
TRAINA DI SUPERFICIE O DI FONDO consists in pulling a bait in order to solicit the aggressiveness of predators. Very often, predators attack the bait not because they need to feed but simply because they are aggressive or, in the case of skipjack tuna, because they emulate them.
RETE DA POSTA E NASSA The gillnet, placed vertically and very long, is left in the sea leaving the prey to get caught in it. It is usually lowered in the afternoon and pulled the following morning. The creels are a net with a “funnel” at the end in which the fish are attracted by the bait and once inside they are no longer able to leave the trap.