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The Zi Costante shoal is located by the island of Giannutri, less than a mile out of Punta Secca. While it was a well known spot to local fishermen, it is a completely new discovery for scuba divers.
The shoal is formed by large rocky reefs spaced out by sand and extends along several hundred meters. Only a small part of it has been explored underwater.
The shallow points lie at about 55 m / 180 ft. Several cliffs slope to 90 m / 300 ft.
Due to its depth, the shoal is within reach of technical divers.

The shoal is rich of a great biodiversity and it appears to be in healthy conditions compared to other reefs of the island. We dove the North cliff which hosts, starting from 70 m / 230 ft a rather large colony of black coral (Antipathes subpinnata). We encountered 4 specimen of John Dory (Zeus Faber) in the one dive, which speaks for itself about the reef's condition.

Currently, Argentario Divers argentariodivers.com is the only diving facility offering this dive.

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Shot on a Panasonic GH2 + Lumix 7-14mm loaded with Lee Powell’s Flow Motion 2.02 settings; Nauticam Housing, 2x FIX Aquavolt3500 lights and 2x 50W HID Yellow Diving.

Music: Calma empatia by Paolo Buonvino (paolobuonvino.com)

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