A strip of sand and rock, wet from the splendid sea of Tigullio, always an international tourist destination, refined and welcoming, as then, is again talk about themselves! Inside the Overland Park and adjacent to the Marine Park of Portofino, offers many opportunities to have fun learning to know and love the sea and all its “inhabitants”.For a period, during fascism, Covo di Nord Est is called “Tana” but, once deposed Mussolini, it returned to the ancient name. The Covo di Nord Est was the seat of the International Diving School of Santa Margherita Ligure.

Luca Zanzotto
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Giangio Zanzotto
Partner & Technical Manager

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Marco Ferrari
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Laura Zotti
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Riccardo Leoncini
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Teo Forberg
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Luca Fravega
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Lungomare Rossetti 1,
Santa Margherita Ligure
Genova - Italy

We're open Monday – Sunday,
8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Diving center is located at Covo di Nordest, Lungomare Rossetti 1 (s.s. 227 to Portofino) in Santa Margherita Ligure.

How to reach us

From Genova or La Spezia take the highway A12 and exit Rapallo. Follow direction to Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino. On the coastal road you will meet the Covo di Nord-Est (it is a stone structure on the left side). Diving entrance is on the road after the stone bridge.
Car park: in front of diving entrance car park is free (into strips), in front of Covo di Nord-Est there is disc parking (max 4 hours) or toll parking (10 euros all day long)

Where to park your car: you may reserve your car park via email to us in advance.
The parking lot in front of the club is private, if you wish you can use that service for 5,00 € (half day) or € 10.00 (full day). This price is reserved only for Il Grande Blu guests). Price do not include Friday and Saturday night time (after 18:00). It is free of charge from November till April.
Franco will give you directions and if he is not there, I recommend to leave the car keys to the person at reception and not occupy too much room in order to make the most of the available space for other cars.
If you arrive early in the morning you can find the spot or into public car park (max allowable 4hrs) on the road just next by the private one. Also there is another one facing the Sea just below the public one which closes at 18:00 (you will see a short downhill dirt road that takes you by the sea).
Not as least along the road to Portofino, within the white margins on the side, just in front of the Dive Center there are another few ones but we recommend not to close the entry to private houses.

Pick up
We also provide service diving by car. Our pick up is ideal and designed for scuba diving equipment safe transportation. That give us the flexibility to have always a near by entry-exit option in case of bad weather, if number of divers do not make affordable a long transfer by boat or simply to explore areas not accessible by boat. Contact us for a customized quotation.

Shuttle service
By car is available from Monday to Friday around Santa Margherita, Portofino, Rapallo or from/to Genoa airport
By boat is available from Monday to Friday around Portofino, Santa Margherita or Rapallo.
The service by boat includes daily equipment preparation, fresh water treatment and storage.
To know more about pick up prices click HERE.

Any train REG, RV, Intercity to La Spezia or Livorno (if you came from the north) or to Genova, Milano, Torino (if you come from the south) with stop in Santa Margherita Ligure - Portofino. Outside train station there is bus to Portofino with stop in front of Covo di Nord-Est.

With Servizio Marittimo del Tigullio and of Golfo Paradiso from Recco, Camogli, Porto Pidocchio, San Fruttuoso, Portofino , Rapallo and other locations of Tigullio.

A taxi boat service may be requested. Contact us for info!

The three main nearest airports are Pisa & Genova (for country flies) and Milan (for oversea flies).

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