Pozzo delle Posse I (Valle Verzasca)

Dive site at the Pizzeria Posse

46° 15' 3.90" N, 8° 50' 38.10" E
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Data & Description

Rating¹:
good

Difficulty²:
advanced diver

Maximum depth:
7 meters

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Locarno

 

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Description dive spot:
Posse I and Posse II are the dive sites with the best infrastructure in the Verzasca valley: the Pizzeria Posse with attached guesthouse, a filling station and proper toilets. But you need to get used to the pricing policy of the pizzeria - there are certainly restaurants with much better value for money in the Verzasca valley. On the north side of the parking lot is an SOS pillar.
The descent to the dive site Posse I is short but exhausting. A part of the way is straight and even, with wood attached. Here the diver can comfortably walk down and up again. As usual here, the second part has the motto "climbing over the stones", but this time interrupted with a small 2-3 meter high and vertically mounted steel ladder. Most of the way to the dive site is in the shade, in contrast to the way to the dive site Posse II.
At the entrance you can lean comfortably against the rock to put on fins, gloves and mask. The valley is particularly narrow and high, but the dive site is also well suited for an early-morning dive.

Contributed by:
Martin Sebald

Last content update:
2007/07/16

¹ Dive site rating: The rating is a five star rating ("poor" to "outstanding") and based on the dive site itself and on the comparison of all dive sites in the area. It also reflects the personal opinion and preference of the contributor.
² Dive site difficulty: The difficulty rating is a five star rating ("beginner" to "technical diver") and based on the personal opinion of the contributor and maybe also on the experience the contributor had when diving this site. We take absolutly no responsibility for diving accidents or anything else. Please always be a safe diver and dive your level of experience and please also be aware of local laws and regulations there might be.
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