For scuba diving lovers, the sea in Elba is more or less a dream come true. Sea, snorkelling and scuba diving lovers will all find a hidden treasure on the sea bed: sandbanks, crumbling rocks, grottoes, shipwrecks and sheer drops deep down that are home to many coloured forms of life that will take your breath away.
In Pomonte, at a depth of only 12 metres, you can swim down to the Elviscot shipwreck that lies near the Ogliera Rock; another wonderful experience, opposite Portoferraio, will be if you go down to a depth of 38 metres and see the wreck of the Junker, a plane from the Second World War discovered only recently.
Do not miss out on going scuba diving in the Scoglietto, opposite Le Ghiaie beach in Portoferraio; since 1971, this has been made an environment protection area, so it won't be difficult for you to image what wonders you can find around the sheer drop that goes down as far as 25 metres.
Regardless of where you go down you will never be disappointed. The scuba diving areas can only be reached by sea, and there is certainly no shortage of boats at all the diving centres in Elba; they are all well organised and the instructors are all experts, so rest assured you will have a wonderful time and be able to go scuba diving in complete safety.
Once you get to Elba, books and brochures with detailed descriptions with GPS information of the best places to go scuba diving can be found in any good bookshop, newsagents, or diving centre.
In the meantime dive into the Infoelba pages on scuba diving...they will give you a taste of what awaits you in the sea around the island of Elba.