SANTA CROCE BANK “PRESENT, PAST AND FUTURE”- PERCHE’ IL BANCO HA BISOGNO DI “CUSTODI AFFEZIONATI”
The Santa Croce bank is one of the most popular dive sites for technical and recreational divers who are used to frequent the central-southern Tyrrhenian side of our Peninsula. The articulated morphology of the underwater landscape, in fact, makes the site suitable for different types of diving.
This site is located in one of the most historically studied coastal stretches of the Italian territory: the Gulf of Naples.
This place has been defined as an example of a “biological paradox” as it is located in a coastal area subject to significant sources of anthropogenic impact. We are in fact in the shadow of the imposing volcanic edifice of Vesuvius or one of the most densely populated areas of the Campania region, a few kilometers from the mouth of the Sarno River considered among the most impacted waterways in Europe and a few miles from some destinations very popular tourist destinations, especially in the summer, such as the Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast.