Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in France

Ready to check out the best sites in France for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 100 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in France to suit your needs.
Tete de Maure

#1 - Tete de Maure

France, Mediterranean, Corsica, Ajaccio Propriano

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Big granitic cliff, canyon, gorgona...many fish.
La Grande Baie

#2 - La Grande Baie

France, Mediterranean, Nice

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La Grande Baie is also known as Cap Ferrat.
Ours des Vieilles

#3 - Ours des Vieilles

France, Charente Loir, Yeu

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Two large rocks. Bottom made of boulders full of corynactis anemons. Just in front of the beach named Les Vieilles, southeast of Yeu Isalnd.
Le Michel C

#4 - Le Michel C

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Porquerolles

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This wreck is only 100m far from the Ville de Grasse. This is a small broken wreck (39m long). Only one dive is enough to see the whole wreck. Best part is the prow, 39m deep. Poop is all broken, only engines are still recognizable. The wreck is 500m S SE from the Grand Ribaud lighthouse. Le Michel C is also known as Le Correo de Cette.
Arches des Pharillons

#5 - Arches des Pharillons

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Maire

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This is a great dive. Beautifull archs and wonderfull walls full of gorgonians. Usually fish shoals around arches. The Farillons are the two rocks of the SE part of Maïre island. Arches des Pharillons is also known as Arches des Farillons.
La Calanques des Contrebandiers

#6 - La Calanques des Contrebandiers

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Riou

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S of Riou island
Le Cimentier

#7 - Le Cimentier

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Porquerolles

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This is a funny wreck, in shallow water. The first wreck dive for newbees ! This small wreck is located north from the small Langoustier island, near the buoy named 'La jaune garde' between Giens and Porquerolles island. Le Cimentier is also known as Le cimentier de la jaune garde.
Passe de Maire

#8 - Passe de Maire

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Maire

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If too much wind, this dive site can be a solution... W of Maïre island.
Les Moyadons

#9 - Les Moyadons

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Riou

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Take care of the curent. My be strong, even with a calm sea. West extrmity of Riou island, closed to Les moyades.
Les Fromages

#10 - Les Fromages

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Maire

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NE of Maïre island
Le sec du Jarron

#11 - Le sec du Jarron

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Jarre

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N of Jarre island (SE of the small rock named Jarron)
La Cathédrale

#12 - La Cathédrale

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Maire

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S of Maïre island
L'Elektra

#13 - L'Elektra

France, Brittany North, Iroise Ouessant

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Small Greek cargo. Sunk march 18, 1963. Nice wheel to take in picture. Near Amoco Cadiz wreck, in front of Portsall village.
L'anse du canon

#14 - L'anse du canon

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Maire

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S of Maïre island
Le Peter Sif

#15 - Le Peter Sif

France, Brittany North, Iroise Ouessant

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Danish carco built in 1978. Sunk in 1979. South of Ouessant island
L'Okawongo

#16 - L'Okawongo

France, Brittany North, Iroise Ouessant

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German steam vessel. Sunk may 28th, 1913. S of Ouessant island, near La Jument lighthouse
Les moyades

#17 - Les moyades

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Riou

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Very nic wall on the south part of the shoal. North point of Riou island.
Le Cap Plane

#18 - Le Cap Plane

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Plane

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Nice arches. S of Plane island
Le Saint Dominique

#19 - Le Saint Dominique

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Roadstead of Marseille

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The Saint Dominique sunk june 16, 1897. It's a very nice wreck. Vessel size: - Length: 70m - Width: 10m North roadstead of Marseille, 800m from the coast.
Tiboulen du Frioul

#20 - Tiboulen du Frioul

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Frioule

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W of Frioule island, near a small rock named Tiboulen du Frioule
Le Junker 88

#21 - Le Junker 88

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Frioule

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German bomber wreck. Very nice cos not broken. Size: 14x20m Note: There is another Junker 88 in Marseille, 15m deep. West of Frioule islands, between Pomègues and Ratonneau.
La pierre à Joseph

#22 - La pierre à Joseph

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Plane

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S of Plane island
La pierre à Maya

#23 - La pierre à Maya

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Frioule

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Very nice dive. The shoal named Maya's rock is made of two parts, with wonderfull gorgonians. The wall is also great. Large groupers, and sometime moon-fishes... Don't miss it! SW of Frioule island, near Cap Caveaux La pierre à Maya is also known as La pierre Fendue, La pierre aux Corbs.
L'île d'Ouessant

#24 - L'île d'Ouessant

France, Brittany North, Iroise Ouessant

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Small wooden ferry boat, lying on a sandy floor. Lampaul bay, Ouessant island.
L'Amoco Cadiz

#25 - L'Amoco Cadiz

France, Brittany North, Iroise Ouessant

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Supertanker from Liberia. Sunk march 16th, 1978. Length: 330m ! (about 1080 Ft.) It's actualy the bigest Werck you can dive in the world. (the Oriskany is 200 Ft. smaller) Portsall's reef.
Le Keradog

#26 - Le Keradog

France, Brittany North, Iroise Ouessant

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The wreck is scaterled on a rocky slope, upside down. Lampaul bay, Ouessant island. Le Keradog is also known as Le minéralier.
Le Taboga

#27 - Le Taboga

France, Brittany North, Iroise Ouessant

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Panamean steam vessel of 80m long. Sunk in 1955. South of Corsen CROSS point. An isolated danger buoy signal a rocky shoal. The wreck is on the East.
The Cairnstrath wreck

#28 - The Cairnstrath wreck

France, Charente Loir, Noirmoutier

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This 85m long greman steamer was torpeadoed august 4th, 1917. 7.5 miles W of Noirmoutier island.
Belharra Perdun

#29 - Belharra Perdun

France, Aquitaine, Basque Coast

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Belharra is a classic dive of the area. The shoal is very large, so several dives can be done here. Belharra is located 2nm West from Saint Jean de Luz. Belharra Perdun is also known as Belharra, Belara.
Le Ferrando

#30 - Le Ferrando

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Giens

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FOR SAFETY REASONS, THIS WRECK IS FORBIDDEN ! THERE ARE SOME EXPLOSIVES NEAR THE WRECK. This wreck is located in the middle of Hyères bay, 4 km from the Mèdes cap.
L'Impérial du milieu

#31 - L'Impérial du milieu

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Riou

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Small rock between, SE of Riou.
Sec du Sarranier

#32 - Sec du Sarranier

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Porquerolles

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Beautiful wall of gorgonians and small caves with morays. The sec du sarragnier is located between Porquerolles and Port-Cros. It's a wide area with shoals and walls. Sec du Sarranier is also known as Sèche du Sarranier.
Pointe du Vaisseau

#33 - Pointe du Vaisseau

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Port-Cros

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This is a similar dive to the East wall of the Gabinière, but less current. Boat can be moored to the National Park buoy. Species: Groupers, morrays, scorpionfishes, etc. This dive site is also easy to find. SE side of Port-Cros.
Le Marcel

#34 - Le Marcel

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Giens

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Flat broken wreck, only congers are interesting... At 1200m north from the Cap des Mèdes. Le Marcel is also known as Le vapeur.
Pointe de la Croix

#35 - Pointe de la Croix

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Port-Cros

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This dive site is similar to the near dive site named Pointe de Montrémian, a long line of rocks, only few meters high, with lot of sea grass around. Dive site is exposed to east wind, and some time, current can be strong. A buoy has been placed for boat by the National Park. Interesting species are the white gorgonians, and the sea grass forest. Sometime, large familiar groupers are seen. This site is located near the Gabinière rock, SE from Port-Cros.
Cap des Mèdes

#36 - Cap des Mèdes

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Porquerolles

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It's a common dive spot for beginers and photographers. A common dive spot when the mistral wind blows (from the West). Les Mèdes is the NE cap of Porquerolles island. Cap des Mèdes is also known as Cap des Mèdes, Rocher des deux frères.
Le Jean-Pierre

#37 - Le Jean-Pierre

France, Aquitaine, Arcachon bay

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The Jean-Pierre wreck is an old trawler, sunk in 1969. It is linked by a chain to two other wrecks, the René-Hervé and the Perle. The wreck is only 3 min, NNW from the Arcachon hrabour.
Port-Maguide

#38 - Port-Maguide

France, Aquitaine, Cazaux Biscarosse

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This dive site is located into Port-Maguide camping. There is a little beach with a long deck from which you can dive.
Les yeux de chat

#39 - Les yeux de chat

France, Mediterranean, Blue Coast

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Very nice shoal, including gorgonians, lobsters and reef fishes. Just southeast, out of the Méjean rocky inlet
La Théière

#40 - La Théière

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

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Check out this great fall full of lobsters. Can not remember about this magnificent dive site off Cape Dramont. A very large plate and cut along a fall of more than 20m, which is rich in lobsters, sponges and small caves hiding benches full of shrimp. A beautiful dive to make several times and which makes its debut Trimix mixture. Only for N3 confirmed (and more). Easy access via Poussaï Harbor La Théière is also known as Théière.
L'Anjou

#41 - L'Anjou

France, Aquitaine, Landes coast

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This is a 1st world war wreck. The wreck does not have a large interest, but fauna is realy abundant (Congers eels, lobsters, etc.). You can reach this wreck from Anglet harbour. It is a very difficult wreck to find (flat wreck).
L'Aiglon

#42 - L'Aiglon

France, Aquitaine, Basque Coast

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This is a two levels dock fish boat. This wreck is located at 3 miles away from Anglet harbour.
Cambo Banco

#43 - Cambo Banco

France, Aquitaine, Basque Coast

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A classic dive of the area. This shoal (in fact several shoals) are located between Saint Jean de Luz and Biarritz.
Le vieux port

#44 - Le vieux port

France, Aquitaine, Basque Coast

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This site is situated near the beach so it's very shallow and easy for beginners. It's also interesting because you can dive there regardless of tide. You can find there all the fixed fauna of Basque Coast, cuttlefishes. One seahorse use to live there but I'm not sure he's still living very interesting for macro photographer Main problem: this beach is the only one with no waves so very crowded in summer by old people, parents with children when there are waves in all the Biarritz's beaches. These people rarely enjoy to have bubbles under them when they bath The best way to enjoy this site is to come divind not is the summer. In summer, you can dive there early when tourists are not there or by night (and then have a drink in one of numerous bars around) Very easy, you have just to get in the water on the beach. The access to the zone can be a little more difficult overall in summer because it's right in the middle of Biarritz centre so it can be overcrowded!
Tombant de la Gabinière

#45 - Tombant de la Gabinière

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Port-Cros

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This is a great wall full of gorgonians. You will probably see barracuda shoals, and a lot of huge groupers. The east wall of La Gabinière is located SE from the rock ! Dive site is protected from strong W wind (Mistral) but not from the E wind.
L'Astrée

#46 - L'Astrée

France, Mediterranean, Vermilion Coast

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The Astrée is a big french cargo, sunk 1st may, 1944 by an English submarine (Untiring). This wreck is located very closed to Port-Vendres harbour. It also can be accessed from the other harbours (Banyuls, Colioure).
P 38 Lightning

#47 - P 38 Lightning

France, Mediterranean, La Ciotat

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This plane is all broken. There are only part of wings. This is the same kind of plane than Saint Exupery's. These parts should have been moved by trawler... This american plane is located half a mile in fron of La Ciotat harbour.
Le Saumur

#48 - Le Saumur

France, Mediterranean, Vermilion Coast

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The Saumur is a 108m cargo, build in Scotland in 1920. The deck and mast are well conservated. It was torpedoed 21st may, 1944 by the British submarine Upstart. The Saumur wreck is located just south from the Astrée, between Port-Vendres harbour and Béar cape.
Cimetière de Port-Vendres

#49 - Cimetière de Port-Vendres

France, Mediterranean, Vermilion Coast

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Start the dive starts from the creek, to the SE along the coast between 10m and 25m. There are many rocks, with white gorgonians. Also look for sea slugs... Drive the coastline road from Collioure to Port-Vendres. Park beside to the Port-Vendres cemetery (equip here). Go down to the creek by the track. Cimetière de Port-Vendres is also known as La mauresque.
Oeil de la Doue

#50 - Oeil de la Doue

France, Midi-Pyrenees

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See <a href="http://www.plongeesout.com/sites/roussilon-pyrenees/lot/oeil%20de%20la%20doue.htm" target="_blank">PlongeeSout</a> for details In Martel, take the D23 to the north. Once D23 cross the GR46 (treck track), cross the stream named « la doue » and continue on the left on the track. Pass the watermill and go ahead up to the wooden fence. Park here. The dive site is up to the track (approx 600 m). Oeil de la Doue is also known as Oeil de la Doux.
La Puissante

#51 - La Puissante

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Le Levant

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Sunk date: Near July, 1964 (it was a target for a submarine). Wreck size: - Length: 45,5 m - Width: 8,5 m The Puissante wreck is located in the middle of the NW side of Le Levant Island. WARNING: This wreck is located just near a military area (< 200 m). You need to ask an authorization first !
Les aiguilles

#52 - Les aiguilles

France, Mediterranean, Corsica, Ajaccio Propriano

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The top of the shoal is only 6m, so you can see it from the surface. Les aiguilles is a set of three main shoals, linking together as a Cathedral. Abundant sea life, and great walls full of gorgonians. SE of Taravo island (Porto Pollo)
Taravo island

#53 - Taravo island

France, Mediterranean, Corsica, Ajaccio Propriano

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This is a great place for children dive and first dive experience. Calm and clear water, abundant sea life. Also good for snorkeling and night dives. Just S of Porto Pollo.
L'Impérial de terre

#54 - L'Impérial de terre

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Riou

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Tunnels on the eastern side at the bottom; great wall on the northern side. Two biological interests: - Oculina patagonica is a hard coral (like those on tropical waters!) that has been imported on the eastern side of the rock, near 4m deep. Brown colour, approx 4/5m². - Savalia (Gerardia) savaglia is an arborescent anemone that grows on gorgonians (both red an white). You can find this rare specie on the northern wall of the rock. Easy to find cos of the pale yellow/white colour in the middle of the red gorgonians. Small rock closed to Riou island (SE). Part of the three rocks named "Les imperiaux".
Wildcat

#55 - Wildcat

France, Mediterranean, Lavandou

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Wildcat is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Lavandou which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
B17 wreck

#56 - B17 wreck

France, Mediterranean, Corsica, Calvi

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The B17 American Bomber was used during WWII (1941+). It was also named the "Flying Fortress", becauce of it's 13 machine guns! In 1944, the B17 G "Baron" was in mission in Italy. Unfortunately, German fighters hit the Baron. Without any radio, the pilot Frank Chaplick, decide to fly to Calvi (Corsica, France). The landing strip was too short, so he decided to land on sea. Wreck size: - length: 23m - wingspan: 32m Location: Calvi, France. The B17 wreck is N from the Calvi citadel, at the foot of a small green lighthouse. Easily accessible as a shore dive or use one of the numerous dive operators in Calvi who run daily trips. B17 wreck is also known as B-17, Boeing B17 American bomber.
Les gorets

#57 - Les gorets

France, Brittany South, Morbihan gulf

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Thi is the most famous dive site of the Gulf. Best is to dive at high tide. There are a lot of life and a great wall with orange gorgonians. SW side of l'Ile Longue. Four mooring buoys are available.
La cassidaigne

#58 - La cassidaigne

France, Mediterranean, Cassis

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The Cassidaigne is very exposed to the Mistral wind. Dive here only with low wind! The Cassidaigne is a danger buoy, located 4 nautical miles south south-east of Cassis, and 4 nautical miles southwest of La Ciotat. La cassidaigne is also known as La Bigue.
Pointe d'En Vau

#59 - Pointe d'En Vau

France, Mediterranean, Cassis

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Very nice wall, with gorgonians and groupers. Souternmost side of En Vau rocky inlet, west of Cassis. Pointe d'En Vau is also known as Pointe d'en Vau.
Le tombant de Niolon

#60 - Le tombant de Niolon

France, Mediterranean, Blue Coast

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Just in front the UCPA center, 0.2 nautical mile south of Niolon harbor.
Le Ressel

#61 - Le Ressel

France, Midi-Pyrenees

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The Ressel is a very large underwater river. The entrance is 6m deep in the Célé river. Water is often very clear, and you can make good pictures. See details of this underwater river at Plongeesout.com: http://www.plongeesout.com/sites/roussilon-pyrenees/lot/ressel.htm The Ressel is located 1km east of Marcilhac-sur-Cele, in the Lot. Park on the road side where the river is very close to the road at the start of a long straight section. The entrance is 60m east from the equipment point. Le Ressel is also known as Emergence du Ressel.
Ours des Sabias

#62 - Ours des Sabias

France, Charente Loir, Yeu

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A large small wall running south to north between the two rocks. A sandy area on the southwest side. The north rock is better than the south one, including more marine life. Rocks located in the Sabias bay, in front of the old castle. This is on the south side of Yeu Island.
The Laos wreck

#63 - The Laos wreck

France, Charente Loir, Le Croisic

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The Laos was built in Dunkerque in 1903. This 135m long steamer liner sunk february 9th, 1907 in the Four plateau. The best part of this wreck is the stern, and the two boilers in the poop. The Four plateau, 35 minutes SW from the Croisic harbor.
 Le Pythéas

#64 - Le Pythéas

France, Mediterranean, Vermilion Coast

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Dive from the end of the dig, near the right pipe. Dive to the south following the coastline. The Pythéas wreck is located at 11m deep. This old broken wreck sunk in octobre 1897. There is not much to see there but a lot nearby. South of Port Vendres. Go to the dig "du mole abri". Wear your dive gear next to the restaurant named "le Gibraltar".
Plage des Meuniers

#65 - Plage des Meuniers

France, Rhone-Alpes, Bourget lake

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The interest of this site is to dive the crack (from 30m to 60m). There is very few interests of diving before 30m deep. West side of the Bourget Lake
Tête de la vache

#66 - Tête de la vache

France, Rhone-Alpes, Bourget lake

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Small drop-off for low level divers. Sealife is interesting for first-dives in the lake. West side of the Bourget Lake, between La Chapelle-du-Mont-du-Chat and Bourdeau. Tête de la vache is also known as Tahïti.
Chatillon

#67 - Chatillon

France, Rhone-Alpes, Bourget lake

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Deep dive with a great wall (drop-off and a cave near 40m). Life is good near the surface for deco. Just take care of the boat traffic, the Chatillon harbour is just nearby. South of the Chatillon castle point, access by Chatillon harbour.
Le Batavia

#68 - Le Batavia

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Jarre

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This 109m long Italian liner sunk November 23, 1877. Its a very broken wreck. Between Jaïre Island and Calseraigne Island, arount the shoal named Miet.
Cap Bear Nord

#69 - Cap Bear Nord

France, Mediterranean, Vermilion Coast

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Great site to see a lot of fish. Moray and octopus betwen 0 and 15 m in the talus scree coralligeneand all others arround coralligenous between 20 and 25m. Very big congers eel. Just N of Cap Bear
La Mona

#70 - La Mona

France, Mediterranean, Bandol

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The Mona was a tug build in 1949. She was intentionally sunk in 1987. The wheel is very famous. Photographers will not miss it! Length: 15m Width: 5m 5 miles southeast from the Brusc.
Sec du Langoustier

#71 - Sec du Langoustier

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Porquerolles

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Boulders and wall. 250m from La Jaune Garde buoy.
The Christian Yann wreck

#72 - The Christian Yann wreck

France, Aquitaine, Arcachon bay

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Saint Yves area. The Christian Yann wreck is also known as The Christ Yann wreck.
La Marie-Noëlle

#73 - La Marie-Noëlle

France, Aquitaine, Arcachon bay

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Large fishermen boat sunk near 1980. The wheel is large; many nets. 150m in front of Saint Yves dive site entrance
The Laos Wreck

#74 - The Laos Wreck

France, Brittany South, Le Croisic - Portnichet

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The Laos was 135m long French steamer. It sunk february 8th 1907, broken into two parts. The wreck is broken but the pow still remains nice. The Laos sunk near "Le plateau du Four" 14 miles west of Pornichet. The Laos Wreck is also known as Le Laos.
SS Leopoldville Wreck

#75 - SS Leopoldville Wreck

France, Normandy, Cherbourg

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On Christmas Eve 1944 the SS Leopoldville left Southampton carrying over 2000 American troops from the 66th Infantry Division, known as the Black Panthers, to support the Battle of the Bulge. Just 5 miles from the safety of Cherbourg she was struck by a torpedo fired from U-486 commanded by Oberleutnant Gerhard Meyer. Due to a combination of delays, errors and mishaps over 800 men lost their lives on that cold December evening. The SS Leopoldville was built in 1928 by the James Cockerill shipyard in New Jersey and first saw service ferrying passengers and cargo between her homeport of Antwerp and the Belgium Congo. In 1940 she was moved to Liverpool to be converted to a troop carrier and spent the first few years of the war ferrying troops between England and the Mediterranean. She was one of the first troop carriers to make the crossing to Normandy for the D-Day landing on the 6th June 1944 and made a further 23 crossings over the preceding months under the command of her Belgian Captain, Charles Limbor. Then on December 24th 1944 at 17.58, just 5 miles from Cherbourg, disaster struck when a torpedo fired from U-486 struck the Leopoldville in hold No 4, instantly killing 350 men. Her three escort ships, HMS Brilliant, HMS Hotham and the Free French frigate Croix de Lorraine instantly gave chase and Captain Limbor in a state of shock didn't contact anyone for assistance, to add to the problem some of the Congolese crew proceeded to load the lifeboats with personal items and rowed away. About fifteen minutes after the torpedo struck the captain gave order to abandon ship, but in Belgian so none of the troops understood. It wasn't until HMS Brilliant arrived back at 18.30 having not found the u-boat the severity of the situation became apparent and Cherbourg was contacted for assistance, though not much help would arrive as everyone was away on holiday. HMS Brilliant made a heroic attempt to rescue as many men as possible and after taking over 500 men the mooring ropes were cut as the Leopoldville was listing too heavily. At approximately 20:30 two loud explosions ripped through the lower decks and the Leopoldville finally gave up and slipped beneath the waves. In all a total of 802 men lost their lives that cold December evening, most succumbing to hypothermia and drowning (they were not instructed to remove their greatcoats and helmets before entering the water as the life jackets would not take the weight). The whole incident was quickly hushed up by the authorities and only received a small mention in the middle pages of some newspapers. The Leopoldville incident was as good as forgotten until 1984. Certainly the most impresive Wreck from the chanel Out of Cap de la Hague - Barfleur. Approx 1hr by boat. If you don't have a boat to disposition ask a local dive base.
Pou Meyssen

#76 - Pou Meyssen

France, Midi-Pyrenees

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Rocamadour, Lot Pou Meyssen is also known as Gouffre de Pou Meyssen, Pomayssen.
Landénouse

#77 - Landénouse

France, Midi-Pyrenees

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It is a 370+ m long cave. Between Cadrieu and Cajarc (1,75 km from Cajarc), Lot. Landénouse is also known as Landénouze.
Saint Sauveur

#78 - Saint Sauveur

France, Midi-Pyrenees

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You need to tell the SDIS that you dive here. Some access restricted. More info at <a href="http://www.plongeesout.com/sites/roussilon-pyrenees/lot/saint%20sauveur.htm" target="_blank">PlongeeSout</a> Rocamadour, Lot
St Georges (Montvalent)

#79 - St Georges (Montvalent)

France, Midi-Pyrenees

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Cave diving for advanced divers! A 700+m cave. More at <a href="http://www.plongeesout.com/sites/roussilon-pyrenees/lot/saint%20georges%20montvalent.htm" target="_blank">PlongeeSout</a> 1 km north of Montvalant (Lot) St Georges (Montvalent) is also known as Saint Georges.
LST 282

#80 - LST 282

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

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The LST 282 (Landing Ship Tank) was sunk August 15th 1944 by a German fighter. It stays in shallow water so take care of the swell! Down to the villa Sainte-Anne at the Aiguebonne point.
BYMS 22 wreck

#81 - BYMS 22 wreck

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

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The wreck is upside down. 500m northwest of the "Lion de mer" in the middle of Frejus bay. It is only 1km from Santa-Lucia harbour.
Aritay

#82 - Aritay

France, Mediterranean, Cavalaire Sainte Maxime

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Panamese Yacht, 28m, 150+t; intentionnaly sunk in 1984. Good size Scorpionfish, Big Lobster, Nudibranches (Godiva) Located in the Bay of St Tropez Boat from Saint Tropez <10m Grimaud <20m
L'Arche du Lion de Mer

#83 - L'Arche du Lion de Mer

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

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The small arch is located at 8m deep. Then goint to the east some boulders down to 18m deep. The begining of the dive offers some great yellow colors. South side is much more deeper, and there is a lot to see on the three beautifull walls. North side of the
Le Relax

#84 - Le Relax

France, Mediterranean, Cavalaire Sainte Maxime

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27m Boat, sunk on purpose during the 80s Boat Access from st Tropez 10m Le Relax is also known as Relax Lavalletta.
La Fourmigue Nord

#85 - La Fourmigue Nord

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

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Just noth from la foumigue buoy.
Semaphore du débarquement

#86 - Semaphore du débarquement

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

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Vrey nice wall. take car of boats when surfacing! 150m south of the Ay au Drammont cape. 3 miles east of Saint Raphaël Semaphore du débarquement is also known as Le sec du sémaphore.
Fouillé Nord

#87 - Fouillé Nord

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

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Very nice wall. Encounter with barracudas and groupers as well as morrays. East from the old Cannes harbour.
Le Robuste

#88 - Le Robuste

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

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Northeast from La Fourmigue
La Grosse Minouche

#89 - La Grosse Minouche

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

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Between Cap de la Croisette and La fourmigue.
P-47 Thunderbolt

#90 - P-47 Thunderbolt

France, Mediterranean, Corsica, Corse Cape

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A wonderfull Wreck very. The engine is missing and the machin guns are missing. The name of the pilot is still unknow. Great You have the choice: - With a boat from Batia (around 4,5 Km away) - Either directly from the shore 200m away from the Miomo cemetery.
Bec de l'Aigle

#91 - Bec de l'Aigle

France, Mediterranean, La Ciotat

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Small wall with red corals and gorgonians. Just south of the Eagle cape (Bec de l'Aigle).
La Merveilleuse

#92 - La Merveilleuse

France, Mediterranean, Bandol

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Large groupers, gorgonians... Embiez. Southwest of Le Grand Rouveau
Le Ville de Rochefort

#93 - Le Ville de Rochefort

France, Brittany South, Le Croisic - Portnichet

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The Ville de Rochefort was sunk in 1933, hit by a british vessel. This cargo is 90m long. Two large anchors at the bow, a spare wheel on the front deck. 13.5 miles south of Pornichet, West of the tip of Noirmoutier Island. Le Ville de Rochefort is also known as Ville de Buenos Aires.
Cenino

#94 - Cenino

France, Mediterranean, Corsica, Porto

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Europe Cape. Northwest of Porto, after Gradelle. Cenino is also known as Ceninu, Senino.
Etang de Thau - Le ponton

#95 - Etang de Thau - Le ponton

France, Mediterranean, Languedoc

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An extraordinary marine life; including sea horses, sea slugs etc. Northeast of Thau lake; between Barleduc and Le Barrou
Barrage de Vieux Boucau

#96 - Barrage de Vieux Boucau

France, Aquitaine, Landes coast

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Very few divers. Diving is generally near the 'barage', before the high tide. The 'barage' allow to hold some local marine species. Access from shore only. A parking is available nearby the entry point. Barrage de Vieux Boucau is also known as Lac marin de Vieux Boucau.
Canal d'Hossegor

#97 - Canal d'Hossegor

France, Aquitaine, Landes coast

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It is a good site for the 1st dive of the year. Cool dives with great local marine life (including sea horses). Proximity to channel sides let young divers feeling more comfortable (first dive, dive training). People nearby are often curious seeing divers. This enforce attraction for subadiving. This dive site is located near Capbreton harbour, in the channel connecting to the ocean. Canal d'Hossegor is also known as Canal de Capbreton.
Vickers Viking Wreck

#98 - Vickers Viking Wreck

France, Mediterranean, Corsica, Tizzano

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Well conserved wreck all the structures are intact 256° from the Latoniccia isel and 149° from Mortoli point 200m from the shore.
La Pierre à Syca

#99 - La Pierre à Syca

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

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A large loaf sugar out of the classical sites. With a south facing cliff, covered with sea fans and coral, often sheltering lobsters and beautiful north face down in éboullis and hiding in its most central of several groupers good size, not too scared to meet divers. Profile diving Esay via Poussaï harbor La Pierre à Syca is also known as Syca.
Sperrbrecher 134

#100 - Sperrbrecher 134

France, Brittany South, Groix

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This ship were built in July 1909 in Bremen and was used as merchand ship untill the war begann in 1939. His role was to escort the U.boat and the ship at the entrance of the Lorient harbor. It was sunk by a british air-raid August 8th, 1944. Approx 800m from Groix island in 24m of water. Only by boat. Sperrbrecher 134 is also known as Falke.