earthling-wanderlust:

Italy, Sardinia

Situated in the middle of the western Mediterranean, Sardinia is part of the Italian islands, the second largest width wise which is approximately 250 km long from north to south and the widest bridge is about 100 km. With a little less than two million inhabitants, its one of the least populated regions of Italy and remains largely untouched by any development. 

MARINE LIFE OF SARDINIA 

Diving among the Sardinian bottoms, we meet a huge number of underwater coral. The flat and sunny bay bottom is covered with large seagrasses, while rocky sites are colonized by numerous species of algae. In this profusion of life, divers and hikers can observe a palm mussels, cuttlefish, octopus, shrimp, crabs and many other invertebrates like sea cucumbers, sea urchins and sea stars

From 20m to 30m, gorgonians over a meter thrive in the current. Fish are abundant, including blennies hiding among the seaweed beds or in canyons in upper floors while willows dance over seagrass.

Sources:

http://www.worldmarineguide.com/marina/italy/sardinia

http://www.italia.it/en/discover-italy/sardinia.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destination/italy/sardinia/35550/Sardinia-travel-guide.html