Diving Center


2 COLTRI MCH 13 compressors
1 COLTRI LP280 compressor for NITROX
1 HASKEL MSB 9000 booster for the most demanding technical dives
DE-OX to test the air quality in your tank
Certified and equipped workshop


30 years experience in the diving industry
First training centre for PADI 5 instructors * on the island
Diving managed by a PADI Course Director
PADI & DAN courses from beginners to professionals
Specialty courses: Nitrox, cave, deep, etc.
DSAT Tec Rec courses for exploring the deepest dives
Apnea workshop with professionals of the discipline

Our passion

To guide you onto the most beautiful diving sites in Ustica. In its waters, you will encounter many species which coexist; groupers, tunas, snappers, sea bream, yellowtail, parrot fish, barracuda, balfish, seahorses, shrimps, lobsters and octopus.

All dives will be high in color! The walls are covered with very beautiful black corals, red gorgonians, yellow anemones, pink-fushia corals and sponges of all colours.

Our history

Established in 1999, La Perla Nera Diving Ustica was the first PADI 5 Star Dive Center on the island and managed by a PADI Course Director, the highest level attainable in diving.

For the past 20 years, we have acquired a very thorough expertise of the island’s seabed. The dive center offers the full range of PADI dive training programs up to and including instructor level.

We have Nitrox, Trimix & Air compressors. Rebreathers are more than welcome

Our goal

Make your stay on Ustica unforgettable.

We will take care of everything for you; whether it is your boat tickets or booking your hotel room or an apartment, we manage all of this for you.

Only one more thing you have to do: pick the date to come diving with us!


Roberto Fedele first landed, on this small rock hanging between sky and sea, in 1995 for his work as an underwater videographer for a national television channel.

Quickly, he was bewitched by the singular atmosphere that reigns on the island; colours, crystal clear waters, abundant underwater life… ! All the emotions experienced during his first visit forced him to follow his instincts… come back in 1999 to open his diving center “La Perla Nera Diving”.

During the past 20 years in Ustica, he has acquired an in-depth expertise of all diving sites. Thanks to his work, his passion, his personality, he quickly became a reference for those who wished to discover the secrets of Ustica’s seabed.

When you meet Roberto .. you don’t remain a client for long, you quickly become friends.

His motto:
“You arrive as a customer, but will leave as a friend !”


You would like to be a part of our team? You wish to complete your course and turn your passion for diving into a profession? Join La Perla Nera's team!

If you want to become a professional diver, whatever your level and experience, we offer you a PADI training course - internationally recognized certificates.

Each of our staff members is trained to follow standardised safety and emergency procedures.

We are looking for motivated people with high adaptability and good interpersonal skills.

Open job positions:

  • PADI Instructor
  • Dive Master PADI
  • Internship
  • Boat pilot