Did you know that the Ligurian Sea is also called “small ocean”? Here are found the hydrodynamic features that characterize the ocean waters: an escarpment engraved by several small submarine canyons, followed by a narrow continental shelf, with a maximum depth of 2600 meters.
Sea currents move East to West, so the tides are less than 30 cm, almost nil.
The average summer temperature of the water is about 25 °C, ideal for swimming. In addition, thanks to its clean and clear waters, the Ligurian Sea was awarded with the largest number of Blue Flags in Italy.
Since 1999 the Ligurian Sea is part of the Cetacean Sanctuary: clean waters and a large presence of food allow a large concentration of these species, that choose this location to breed. It is therefore easy to spot whales, dolphins, sperm whales.