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Underwater Baptism on Elba Island

Underwater Baptism on Elba Island

4 hours



From 1 to 10


  • Dive into the sea on the Island of Elba for the first time and discover the underwater world.
  • Reach a depth of 6 metres and explore the seabed with an experienced instructor.
  • Experience the unique thrill of swimming in the deep even without a diving licence.

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Full description

Discover underwater life by swimming on the seabed of the Island of Elba like a real diver; with a bit of luck you'll be able to swim alongside dolphins!

In the company of a professional instructor, you will explore the underwater world around Cavo in complete safety. You don't need a licence, all you need is a lot of curiosity and a desire to have fun.

After the dive a tasty snack awaits you to recover your energy and celebrate your first, and certainly not last, dive.

What we will do

The meeting is set in Cavo, a hamlet in the municipality of Rio on the Island of Elba. We will meet at 13:15 in order to begin the experience punctually at 14:00.

The first phase will consist of a theory lesson with the instructor during which we will learn the basics of the underwater discipline. In the meantime, we will be given theequipment and explained step by step how to get dressed.

We will then board the rubber dinghy and head to the designated spot for our sea baptism. During the navigation we will be able to admire the wonderful landscape that the Island of Elba offers us, and with a bit of luck we may encounter dolphins greeting us with acrobatics.

Once we arrive at the dive site, the crew will help us put on all our equipment. Once in the water, each of us will be accompanied by an instructor with whom we will explore the seabed and admire the marine life that continues its course a few metres below the surface.

We will reach a maximum depth of 6 metres as per teaching standards. As the minutes go by, we will feel more and more at ease in the underwater world and our desire to explore and discover species of life that we would not have had the chance to see by staying on the surface will grow.

Once the experience is over, we will return to the surface. We will shed our equipment and can snorkel and relax on board the dinghy while enjoying the snack the staff will have brought for us. The experience lasts a total of four hours.

Who it is aimed at

The experience is open to everyone from the age of 15. No special skills are needed, just the ability to swim and good physical condition.

Other information

The activity takes place every day from May to October and is confirmed when there are at least 3 participants.

You must arrive 45 minutes before the time agreed upon at the time of booking.

You can request a personalised video of the experience at an extra cost of ... to be paid on site.

It is strongly discouraged to dive 24 hours before an aeroplane flight, as, due to the lower atmospheric pressure on board the plane, nitrogen, which may have remained in the body, may form bubbles within the tissues that can obstruct blood flow.

Recommended clothing

  • Clothing suitable for the season
  • Swimming costume
  • Slippers

Don't forget to bring

  • Beach towel
  • Sun cream

What is included

  • Diving equipment
  • Instructor
  • Dinghy excursion
  • Snorkelling after the experience
  • Snack
  • Video

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Cable, Livorno

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is moderate. You get a full refund if you cancel within 8 days from the activity start date. Within 7 and 5 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What measures are implemented to prevent COVID-19?

All activities on Freedome strictly follow regulations issued at national, regional and federal levels. Sports associations and freelancers commit to carry out activities in full compliance with such regulations, sanitize equipment and environments, and limit their maximum capacity.
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