Isola delle Femmine got its name from the small islet, "the island of women", that lies in front of the Sicilian mainland coast. It is a small and quiet charming typical Mediterranean fishing village just outside Palermo‚ located within the MPA of Capo Gallo - Isola delle Femmine.
There are 10 different dive site locations, that offer itineraries from caves, caverns and canyons to sloping reef walls. Here you can get a taste of typical Mediterranean dives, enjoying the forms of the landscapes and admiring sea life from small critters, crustacean, octopusses, morray eels, to bigger species of groupers or even shoals of barracuda.
The diving season is open during the whole year. Water temperatures reach a minimum of 14 degrees celsius in winter and a maximum of 25-30 degrees celsius in July and August.
July and august are the most busy month; all other months are less touristic and more calm.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Isola delle Femmine lies at just 15 km from Palermo city and can be reached car along the A29 motorway towards Trapani, taking the exit Capaci-Isola delle Femmine.
Isola delle Femmine has a train station and can be reached by taking the train from the Central Station of Palermo or from one of the various stops that the train makes
on the way to Punta Raisi Falcone Borsellino Airport .
One can also reach Isola delle Femmine with the bus service offered from Palermo.