Three die in Italian sea-cave

archive – Diving News

Three die in Italian sea-cave

The bodies of three Italian divers have been recovered from a 45m-deep undersea cave at Palinuro, near Salerno on Italy's south-west coast.

Hampered by low visibility in the silty cave, a Fire Brigade dive-rescue team was eventually able to bring out the bodies of instructor Mauro Cammardella, the owner of the local Mauro Sub dive-centre; Mauro Tancredi, a Mauro Sub divemaster; and Silvio Anzola, a diver visiting from Milan.

The three were reportedly the most experienced of a group of 12 out on a morning training dive last week, but they failed to re-emerge after passing through the deep wall entrance of the Cave of the Ladder. It was not clear whether the cave-penetration had been planned and whether the divers were equipped for such a dive.

Anzola’s body took longer to recover than the others because it was caught in a narrow passage in the silted-out cave, according to reports.

A similar tragedy occurred four years ago when four divers, including their British-born dive leader, died after becoming lost in silty conditions in the nearby Blood Grotto sea-cave.

Divernet – The Biggest Online Resource for Scuba Divers



Get a weekly roundup of all Divernet news and articles 🤿

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Divernet Posts

Diver Magazine Relaunch

Diver magazine needs YOU!

Are you still lamenting the demise of Diver magazine? Well now you can help resurrect an icon as we seek to bring back the magazine

Turtles of Raja Ampat

Turtles of Raja Ampat

The Raja Ampat Creature Feature Series: Turtles Raja Ampat is the perfect diving location to find four of the seven ocean turtle species of the

manta ray and diver over reef in Komodo

Divers pitch into Komodo manta probe

Manta rays choose to stick around Indonesia’s Komodo National Park in unusually large numbers – and, according to a new diver-led study, this community could

female diver holding pair of Fourth Element Tech fins

Tech fins inspired by humpback whales

Whales provided the inspiration for optimising efficiency in Fourth Element’s latest fins, according to the Cornwall-based manufacturer. The “turbulence disruptors” on top of the blades

Last Breath portrait of Woody Harrelson

Woody dives into Last Breath remake

A new version of the British documentary-thriller that captured the imaginations of divers in 2019 is about to be previewed at the Cannes Film Festival.

Follow Divernet on Social Media