Convention & Regulation

For the concession and related regulation of underwater visits in the protected marine area of Baia (NA).

The year two thousand and seven (2007), the 30th day of January

- the Superintendence for the archaeological heritage of the provinces of Naples and Caserta in the person of its legal representative the superintendent Maria Luisa Nava, hereinafter referred to as the superintendency

The ATI Srl called Assodiving Flegreum (diving consortium), represented by the “Centro Sub Campi Flegrei”.

Since 2012, authorizations have been issued to individual tour operators who have the requisites requested by the EG

Regulation of activities at sea:

a) draft of the boats must not exceed 2.50 meters;
b) the speed in zone A must not exceed 3 knots;
c) the speed in zone B must not exceed 5 knots within two hundred meters from the coast and 10 knots in the rest of the area;
d) the speed in zone C must not exceed 5 knots within two hundred meters from the coast and 10 knots within four hundred meters;
e) in zones A, B and C (band within 300 meters from the coast due to archaeological constraints as per Leg.
f) 42/2004 art. 142) anchoring is prohibited;
g) parking is allowed in the special buoys positioned for each area exclusively for visiting activities;
h) it is absolutely forbidden to unload solid and liquid waste into the sea during activities

1. the diving visits must be carried out exclusively with guides authorized for a number
max of 8 visitors per immersion with a ratio of 1 guide every 4 visitors;
2. the maximum number of dives per day for each zone must be 5 dives.

1. visits must be carried out exclusively with qualified guides for a maximum number of 12 people for each visit with a ratio of 1 guide every 6.

1) visits must be carried out during the day with a ratio of 1 companion each
2) 5 canoes and in any case with a maximum number of 10 canoes in total for each visit;
3) the canoes must be equipped with a ball and / or a diver flag, suitable lines
4) length and carabiners, additional safety lines and whistle;
5) it is forbidden to ferry people to any coastal site of the Park.

Provisions for diving:
a) Moor on the appropriate buoys located near each excursion site
b) A maximum of one boat can moor on each mooring buoy
c) The number of divers in the water must be a maximum of 8 with a ratio of 1 guide for every 4 visitors;
d) The cost of the diving excursion is set by the managing body at € 35.00 for diving and € 20 for snorkeling.
e) An entry royalty is set.
Diving visits: fee due to the Park Euro 5.00.
Snorkeling visits: fee due to the Park Euro 3.00.
Reduction of the contribution of 50% for particular categories of disabled people, students, minors under 18, teachers or operators in the cultural field.
f) Diving with mixtures or rebreather is prohibited
g) The mosaics and floors for proper conservation are covered with sand. The guides are allowed to uncover a part of them to show them to visitors and then cover them up.

To make the request, the diving centers must present:
1) Chamber of Commerce registration certificate or equivalent documentation certifying the qualification to carry out underwater recreational activities
2) Photocopy of the legal representative's identification document
3) Names of authorized park guides and insurance
4) Receipt of payment to the Managing Body for secretarial rights
5) Type of boat and relative plate (if the boat is equipped with it)

How to behave in the event of the discovery of an archaeological find

We are in an area rich in history, where from the point of view of research and studies there is still a lot to do, and it can happen to anyone, especially after storms, when the seabed changes appearance, to come across a find. The latest discovery of a statue and a new mosaic dates back to 2013.
Below we indicate how to behave:
Italian law requires you to leave the asset in the place where we found it.
We should only note the precise point of the finding by GPS instrumental survey, with ground alignments or at least with precise references that help the subsequent recovery phase.
Once re-emerged, our obligation is to report the discovery to the Competent Authority that has functions of the Judicial Police (in the appendix the number of the coast guard of Pozzuoli and of the other bodies that have judicial functions).