isabella maffei underwater photographer

BAIA: THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SUBMERGED PARK

BAIA : A SNAPSHOT OF THE PAST IN TE NAPLES GULF

Baia, welcome into the kingdom of Roman culture. 

Baia-Dioniso-god-statue
(Claudio’s Ninfeo statue of god Dionysus)

Baia is an ancient Roman Empire thermal city, collapsed underwater for bradyseism phenomenon. 

Located on an active volcano’s area, going from Possilipo to Miseno, is a well-conserved snapshot of the past.

Diving around old villas and thermal remains is very exciting, especially when you see the amazing, and perfectly conserved, mosaic floors.

Most of the times, the visibility is very poor, and a flat sandy bottom makes the orientation very difficult.

So diving activities are permitted only with an authorized diving center.

Mosaic floors are not directly accessible.

Specialized guides, that know perfectly the right way, will discover floors from the sand, that cover totally these beautiful artworks.

After you see the mosaics, guides have to cover again, for protecting them from erosion.

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http://subaia.com/it/divingbaiacampiflegrei.php

 

NUMANA

NUMANA, BEAUTIFUL CONERO

Numana is a beautiful location in Conero area, located in Marche Region (Italy).

Is one of the most famous sea locality on the Adriatic coastal side of Italy.

It’s famous for muck dives. What leaves astonished is the great biodiversity.

Depending on the period and the temperature of the water, there are different organisms.

The low visibility and the strong currents, often make the diving difficult, but Numana is definitely the Italian Lembeh.

http://www.centrosubmonteconero.com

PHILIPPINES

A TRIP UNDERWATER AROUND PHILIPPINES ISLAND

Philippines-School-of-sardines
Pescador Island, school of sardines.

Philippines archipelago is situated in the western Pacific Ocean.

Called also the “smiling archipelago” consists of about 7,641 islands.

Waters around these islands is an important part of the Coral Triangle. The total number of corals and marine fish species was estimated at 500 and 2.400 respectively.

New records and species discoveries, continuously increase these numbers, underlining the uniqueness of the marine resources in the Philippines.

Discover the great richness of this water, through my images: landscape and macro vision.  From the wide view to the macro you can start a journey into another world: the big blue.

Every centimeters quarter is full of life, for discover this amazing biodiversity,  you have just dive!

http://www.tourism.gov.ph/pages/default.aspx