It was time again to visit Gianluigi and all friends at Punta Campanella Diving in Massa Lubrense.
As I had already been in Egypt on a liveaboard I only did 4 dives:
- Banco di Santa croce
- Punta Campanella
- Mitigliano steps
The banco visibility was poor also at depth however I still managed to get a few interesting shots with inward lighting.
Groupers were very shy but the anthias were performing
Consider that the anthias images are between 30 and 40 meters. I went there as I wanted the red gorgonian coral in the shots
The Vervece instead was a wonderful dive however the barracuda love to hang exactly on the thermocline resulting in hazy images
I could manage a good shot were you can see the surface staying right on the thermocline.
The second day had one of my favourite spots Punta Campanella conditions again difficult with limited visibility but plenty of options for interesting shots.
In addition to the cardinal fish in the cracks there was an interesting hermit crab that started legging it when I set the strobes for inward lighting.
At the surface I manage a few decent shots of jellyfish
I would have liked to go on the Isca caves however the divers were not experienced so we went to the steps of Mitigliano which is a great close up wide angle dive.
Corals are not too deep and there is a good variety of fish on top the cardinals in the cracks
The visibility was a bit better but the light was decent so I took a variety of shots of salp, mullets and damselfish
That’s all for Italy for 2022. I feel I need more dives to get the best but am quite happy considering the limited number I could do.
For sure shooting wide angle here is a challenge but I think the shots worked out ok
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Beautiful images! Well done!