Diving is very popular on Sicily. The most popular type is scuba-diving, when the divers use aqualungs. The provinces of Palermo and Messina in the north of Sicily are the most popular for divers because there are lots of diving centers, special schools and hotels.
The Isle of Ustica is also one of the famous diving regions. It is situated not far from Palermo. Ustica is known for the Great Centre of Diving. The possibilities for divers to watch the submerged plants, fish and animals here are great. That is why there are lots of diving schools in this place. The Natural Sea Reserve is responsible for the preservation of submerged world, for the purity of the coastal water and for the diversity of flora and fauna there.
Ustica is not the only interesting place for diving holidays. The most famous places for divers are the Cape of Gallo, Addaura, Porticello, Barcarello, Mondello, Sferracavallo, Chefalu. All of them are situated in the Palermo province.
The Pelagian islands are also famous for diving holidays. They are also known for their beautiful beaches. Linoza is the main isle of the archipelago, where the great diving centre was opened not long ago. Lampedusa and Lampione are two other islands where diving is popular too.
In general all the resorts have the service centers for diving holidays. But the places mentioned above are the most professional in this kind of business.