Capo Galera Dive Resort | Dive Sardinia | Scuba Travel

Capo Galera Dive Resort | Dive Sardinia - Mediterranean

  • 15 rooms available
  • Rooms are all set in the stunning Dutchman Villa
  • Try one of the local restaurants or have a BBQ on the beach
  • Grill some local meats or fish and pair it with a great Sardinian wine
  • Swim in the local coves or sample some of the local culture and sights
  • PADI and ESA dive centre with experienced, local instructors
  • Boat and shore diving, wrecks and caverns, Nitrox available
  • Wifi available

About Capo Galera Dive Resort

Sardinia is only 2 and a half hours from the UK which makes it a wonderful choice for a quick getaway. Drive away from the city of Alghero into the sunbrushed Sardinian countryside and you are en route to discover one of this island's best kept secrets - Capo Galera Dive Resort. A mere 15 minutes separate the two but it feels like another world. The scenery is dramatic with rugged cliff tops giving way to an inviting sea. But you don't have to be a diver to enjoy all that Sardinia has to offer. Snorkelers, non diver and families are all welcome and will find their days filled with sunshine and tranquility.

The accommodation at Capo Galera Dive Resort is truly unique. Set in a secluded villa perched at the end of a headland you are surrounded on 3 sides by bright blue water. The villa has been converted into several self catering options. There are double rooms, which share bathrooms and showers and have access to a full kitchen. A studio apartment sleeps 2 people. Or larger groups can opt for the 6 person apartment. Please let us know your requirements at the time of booking.

The villa boats facilities that are the envy of many dive centres. An on site swimming pool adds to the luxurious feel of this welcoming destination. There is an indoor BBQ for a summer's feast and terrace for al fresco dining as the sun sets over the sea. Sit back and admire! You don't need to be a divert to enjoy the beauty of this spot. The sea is a stunning blue, and you can access the bay or dive boats directly from the villa and dive centre.

All guest rooms have a terrace overlooking the sea and the extensive areas of Mediterranean marquis around the villa contribute to the charm of a holiday immersed in nature, with opportunities to relax and have fun even for those not involved in diving.

The accommodation at Capo Galera Dive Resort is truly unique. Set in a secluded villa perched at the end of a headland you are surrounded on 3 sides by bright blue water.

There are double rooms, which share bathrooms and showers and have access to a full kitchen. A studio apartment sleeps 2 people. Larger groups can opt for the 6 person apartment.

We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.

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Covid Information for Capo Galera Dive Resort

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY CAPO GALERA DIVE RESORT

Last Updated: 27 JUL 2020

Capo Galera follows all the government regulations in relation to Covid19 operation
The diving centre was checked by the local authority in order to reopen with current operating permits
All rental equipment and all the diving gear is sanitised everyday
Private equipment is not allowed to overnight in the dive centre - each customer will be given their own private storage box for their kit
You must bring your own mask for use, especially where maintaining social distancing is difficult
Whilst diving social distancing of 1m must be maintained where possible
Wash hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (unless working with compressed gas, especially oxygen-enriched gas).
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Use defog - not saliva - in your masks. Test your alternate air source by purging, not test breaths
Be conscious of your exhalations from your reg and snorkel on the surface. Give other divers space

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Country Covid Travel Information

Sardinia being a part of Italy is exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Travellers arriving in Italy directly from the UK are now usually exempt from the requirement to self-isolate.
You will only need to self-isolate if:
You travelled outside the UK in the 14 days prior to your arrival in Italy or;
You will be arriving in Italy from a country for which there are still self-isolation requirements (see the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website).

All visitors to Sardinia must complete an on-line registration form at least 48 hours before arriving in Sardinia, you will be refused entry if you have not submitted this form.

Social distancing of 1 metre must be observed in Sardinia.

Using masks remains mandatory in enclosed public spaces.

Restaurants, pubs, bars, shops and beaches have been given permission to open. All must have measures in place to enforce social distancing.

Regional authorities in Italy are empowered adjust these measures in keeping with local requirements..

You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK from any country:
Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

You may not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, when you are travelling home from Sardinia.

Last Updated: 17JUL2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Sardinia is around 2 hours 15mins flying time direct from the UK. It is a large island, almost in the middle of the Mediterranean. It has over 2000km of stunning coastline, and is famous for the remarkable azure sea that surrounds the craggy island.

Covid Travel Information

Sardinia being a part of Italy is exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Travellers arriving in Italy directly from the UK are now usually exempt from the requirement to self-isolate.
You will only need to self-isolate if:
You travelled outside the UK in the 14 days prior to your arrival in Italy or;
You will be arriving in Italy from a country for which there are still self-isolation requirements (see the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website).

All visitors to Sardinia must complete an on-line registration form at least 48 hours before arriving in Sardinia, you will be refused entry if you have not submitted this form.

Social distancing of 1 metre must be observed in Sardinia.

Using masks remains mandatory in enclosed public spaces.

Restaurants, pubs, bars, shops and beaches have been given permission to open. All must have measures in place to enforce social distancing.

Regional authorities in Italy are empowered adjust these measures in keeping with local requirements..

You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK from any country:
Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

You may not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, when you are travelling home from Sardinia.

Last Updated: 17JUL2020

Weather and Climate

Sardinia has a typical Mediterranean climate, with long warm summers and short, mild winters. July is the sunniest month of the year with almost no rainfall at all! September is the wettest month of the year. From Jan - Apr the average water temp is 15C, raising to 25 in August. As the summer cools off, the average is around 20C.

Travel

Flight options

We are able to book a number of charter flight options from the UK to Alghero, Sardinia - the schedule can be seasonal with fewer options offered in the winter months. Flights operate from a number of regional airports. If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Sardinia, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

As it is a direct service, there are no stop over options

Arrange before you go

Regular Entry Requirements

UK passport holders do not need a visa for Italy. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with your airline. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

Most flights to Sardinia are charter flights. This means seating is allocated at check in. For some carriers we are able to prebook leg room, window or aisle seats. Please speak to your travel consultant about availability and the current charges levied by your airline.

Check in

Depending on your airline, you may be able to complete check in online to print your boarding pass. If not, we will email your flight tickets to you in advance. You must print your ticket coupon.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival please make your way through baggage claim and immigration. There will either be a rep to meet you or you will have full details of your where to meet your transfer (with a confirmation voucher) in your travel documentation. If you have any issues on arrival, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Transfers are included in your holiday. You be advised in your travel documentation of how to find your transfer.

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. EU passport holders do not need to pay a departure tax.

Info

Tipping

Any car hire and local excursions are booked, paid for and taken at your own risk - please ensure you are fully insured for any land activities you wish to enjoy

Currency

You will need euros in Sardinia. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, but you should check with your bank about any additional overseas charges they may levy for using your card in Italy.

Phone coverage

Phone coverage is generally good - do check with your phone provider about any applicable overseas charges. Alternatively, you may wish to purchase a local SIM for making calls or data use

Plugs and electricity

2 pin round European plugs 220V are standard - do take a travel adaptor with you.

Extras

Hire equipment

Full kit hire can be arranged in resort and is 20euro per day

Extras

A full range of PADI courses can be taught

Souvenirs

The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site

Nitrox/Gas

Nitrox is available locally for 5euro a fill

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit is £400. If you add flights to your holiday full payment of your chosen flight option may also be required to confirm your ATOL bonded package.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Discounts

Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel, within 24 months
5% off plus £100 bonus for repeat customers travelling with 12 months

Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices

Included

Our most popular package includes 7 nights in a double room with use of kitchen (2 people sharing) on a self catering basis
The standard dive package is 10 dives (5 days) AIR
Return airport transfers are included in your package

Excluded

International flights to Alghero (AHO) are not included. Please ask for a competitive quote to add these to your holiday.

Additional diving and services are arranged and paid for at the dive centre at the end of your trip

Any car hire and local excursions are booked, paid for and taken at your own risk - please ensure you are fully insured for any land activities you wish to enjoy

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed


Sardinia's rugged coastline is littered with a wealth of dive sites, earning it a top spot in the list of Mediterranean diving destinations. All around the island are some of the most diverse dives in the region sites with wrecks and caves, shore dives and boat dives to pick from. There are few currents in these waters so why not learn to dive in Sardinia? Ghost's Cave will send a tingle down your spine or stand up and break the water in Galathea. There are several wrecks including one resting in Bollo's cave with a cargo of clay pipes. Sponges, corals, rays and even barracuda can all be spotted so there is no lack of marine life either. Floating mid water with seemingly endless viz in front of an overhang, you will wonder why you did not visit sooner!

The conditions in Sardinia will appeal to even the most seasoned diver. The water is crystal clear and an inviting aquamarine. Most sites are well sheltered from currents and can all reached by boat in no more than 30 minutes. The dive centre has 3 dive boats moored in the bay - ideal for training or fun dives. There is a huge range of dive sites to visit... more than you could explore in a single trip. And the team will tailor the programme to match your interest and experience levels. The bay too is a brilliant dive and open for shore dives during the day or at night on request.

Facilities include:-
PADI training
Custom built dive boat
Shore diving
Nitrox available
Scenic location
Snorkellers and non divers welcome



Capo Galera Dive Resort operates from a beautiful palazzo on the headland of Capo Galera. The dive centre has everything you could need on a diving holiday. The team is passionate about sharing the splendour of Sardinia with divers and know every crack and crevice for miles around. This is also an experienced PADI dive centre with multi-lingual staff and an eye on detail. The pool is on site for training and skills. Once you have finished your theory or pool sessions, the water is only a short stroll away where the real adventure begins, under the watchful eye of your instructor.

Nereos Cave

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 18m | Max Depth: 30m

The cliff of Capo Caccia drops down underwater to about 30 meters where the cave's deepest entrance is located. Other entrances are found at shallower depths, between 18 and 16 meters.

It is possible to navigate a complete circle starting from the lowest entrance.
The first section of the cave with its walls covered in red coral, leads to an upward tunnel connecting to a "room" stunningly illuminated by the light coming from the outside. From there, a 10 meter wide tunnel with a white sandy bottom extending hundreds of meters brings you back to the starting point.

Once the circle is completed, at a depth of around 23 meters, you'll exit through a wide window 18 meters deep.
Besides the red coral, this cave is home to lobsters and many other crustaceans and, if in the mood to be seen, the host - a huge conger eel.

At a comfortable depth, Nereos cave is perfect for those who want to experience their first cave dive. The amazing scenery changes

Cave Madonnina

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 18m | Max Depth: 30m

Under the cliff of Punta Giglio lies the spacious cave Madonnina. The cave is full of light and life. It is an easy dive, where you can admire the diversification of the Mediterranean marine life: corals, parazonthus and a big school of Barracudas mostly cruising around in front of the entrance of the cave.

Ghosts Cave

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 18m | Max Depth: 30m

This is truly an exciting dive. Under Punta Giglio, just 5 meters deep, from a small atrium you enter a tunnel that takes you to a submerged room, where you'll see two white rock formations on a black background, like a "doorway" into the mountain.

Continuing cautiously, trying not to kick too hard because of the silt, through a large tunnel for about 30 meters which doubles back to return to the same room where daylight never enters.

It is possible to explore another smaller tunnel, before finding the exit. Regardless of the short exploration, it's a real speleological experience, we leave behind the bright sun to swim into an almost alien world.

Returning to the blue sight of the opening, a sense of relief and at the same time longing takes over.

Deers Cave

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 10m | Max Depth: 0m

It seems the sea level has been a lot lower during the prehistorian time and there, where today are the cliffs and the rocks of Capo Caccia, were land and meadows. It was full of little animals which have perished in a cave and there skeletons turned into fossils

After thousands of years we can admire now their bones in the limestones of Punta Giglio. In the wall of Punta Giglio, in ten meters depth, there is an entrance which leads to a siphon. Dive trough this siphon and you reach a channel head which is aerated stadely with fresh air. From there you can move into the next chamber, where the fossils are located.

Once again outward the cave, you can dive along the rock face or into another little tunnel and observe the spiny lobsters nursing themselves. Mostly there will be some Barracudas or other marine creatures to welcome you during the journey. A big grouper has been settling down there long ago and looks forward to your visit.

Cabirol's Cave

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 10m | Max Depth: 30m

The name is taken from the homonymous staircase leading to the Neptune's Caves, built in the sixties with 634 steps. Beneath this stairway, in the depth of 25 meters, lies the ideal anchorage. The dive follows the profile of the bay around the anchorage, with vertical walls up to 30 meters deep. The rock face is full of colourful life and several cracks, where shy fishes find safe shelter.

One of this ravine leads to the entrance of the Cabirol's Cave. The cave has a length of approx. 50 meters and a depth of approx. 16 meters.
As soon as we reach the end of this cave it gets really thrilling: we discover that there is another cave above, which is connected to the other through a siphon. Turning off the torches we are fascinates by the sight: with the light of the afternoon, the two caves are flooded with amazing light effects that turn on our imagination.

Unique sensations that continue on the way out while leaving the second cave, and heading back to our bo

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