This famous dive site is situated on the western shore of the island of Hvar. Campanella – Italian for “belfry”. It is a monumental, underwater rock spire located to the west of the island of Mali Vodnjak, belonging to the archipelago of the Pakleni Otoci.
Campanella rises from 60-70 meters to a depth of 13 meters, and like most formations lying in the open sea, it is washed by strong sea currents that nourish its corals, sponges and bryozoans.
Here you can meet large scorpion fish, red mullets, mullets, conger eels and moray eels as well as shoals of sargus and chromis.
The walls of the rock are covered with picturesque perches of red gorgonians of the Paramuricea Clavata species stretching from a depth of 18-20 m to the bottom. The attraction of the dive is also swimming through the rock window at a depth of 32-36 meters, crossing the rock pillar extending from Campanella towards the south.
During another dive, it is worth swimming around the so-called Small Campanella – a formation separated from the main peak by a saddle and forming, together with Campanella, a small underwater mountain range. Due to the big depths and frequent diving currents at Campanella, this spot is addressed to advanced divers.