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. Touched by the hands of the gods, 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. 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.
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! Capo Galera Dive Resort dive from the Patrizia, their much loved and well appointed dive boat. Moored only moments away in a cove your ride to the dive sites awaits.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
As it is a direct service, there are no stop over options
Arrange before you go
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
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
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
Preparing to fly
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.
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.
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
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 are included in your holiday. You be advised in your travel documentation of how to find your transfer.
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.
Included in your holiday
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.
Plugs and electricity
Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally
The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site
Deposits and Balances
Ways to pay
We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.
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
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!
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 splendor 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.
- PADI training
- Custom built dive boat
- Shore diving
- Nitrox available
- Scenic location
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 custom designed dive boat the Patrizia moored only metres away from the dive centre - 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.
Diving Rates & Prices
If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Capo Galera Dive Resort.
- 1 days diving from: £99 (2 dives per day, 12ltr tanks and weights)
- 3 days diving from: £188 (2 dives per day, 12ltr tanks and weights)
- 5 days diving from: £287 (2 dives per day, 12ltr tank and weights)
Scuba Diving Courses
- PADI open water referral from: £221 (excl full equipment hire, manual and cert card paid for locally)
- PADI open water course from: £331 (excl full equipment hire, manual and cert card paid for locally)
- PADI advanced course from: £276 (excl full equipment hire, manual and cert card paid for locally)
- Nitrox Specialty from: £166 (exl manual and cert card)
- Other courses available on request
- Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): £17 (per day paid locally)
These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.