The diving centre is located in the beautiful, historic town of Santa Margherita on the Ligurian

coast, 3 km from Portofino, 30 minutes

from Genoa, 90 minutes from Pisa and 2 hours from Milan and Nice.

You can drive from Zurich in 5 hours and from Munich in 7 hours.

The dive centre is brand new and provides:

  • 200 sq mt that is spacious and comfortable, even in busy moments
  • 6 warm showers
  • 2 loos (one adapted for people with disabilities)
  • 80 private lockers & mesh bags for personal belongings and your equipment
  • Large rinsing area for cleaning equipment
  • Classroom
  • 2 large changing areas with hairdryers
  • Soft drinks machine
  • Free wifi
  • Free drinking water
  • Comfortable seating area
  • NITROX and TRIMIX available

The diving centre is a few steps from the port where our boats are moored and close to the main hotels and restaurants. There are 2 lovely cafes right next door for appetising and economic lunches and snacks.

We have relationships with some hotels and apartments and we are happy to arrange accommodation and we pass all discounts directly to our clients.

For groups, we can organise bespoke dive packages that include the best sites that the Marine Park has to offer and cater for each individuals dive experience level. We are also happy to organise Wreck half days, Sunset dives with Prosecco and Ligurian snacks, Full days out with lunch and drinks onboard, Night dives and a special price dinner with wine, in a local restaurant to relax with your friends at the end your day.

Luca Smecca PADI IDC Staff Instructor heads up the diving center in Santa Margherita, together with a team of multi-lingual instructors. We are able to teach in 4 different languages – Italian, English, German and Spanish and also conversationally, some Portuguese

The team is a group of experienced PADI Master Instructors who love the ocean and take pleasure in sharing their passion for diving with all our clients, many of whom become great friends and return to dive with us often.

Diving Group Portofino prides itself on its personal service, 5 star logistic, high standards of teaching and its warm, friendly atmosphere. Your safety, comfort and enjoyment is our priority.

We can cater for individual divers, couples, small groups of friends, dive clubs and dive training schools who want a base to arrange or complete courses in a professional, welcoming environmen.