Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Occitanie

Ready to check out the best sites in Occitanie for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 31 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 Occitanie to suit your needs.
L'Astrée

#1 - 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).
Le Saumur

#2 - 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

#3 - 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

#4 - 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.
Le Ressel

#5 - 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.
 Le Pythéas

#6 - 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".
Cap Bear Nord

#7 - 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
Pou Meyssen

#8 - Pou Meyssen

France, Midi-Pyrenees

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

#9 - 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

#10 - 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)

#11 - 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.
Etang de Thau - Le ponton

#12 - 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
La Ramère

#13 - La Ramère

France, Mediterranean, Vermilion Coast

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La Ramère is also known as Cap Peyrefitte.
Cerbère "Le port"

#14 - Cerbère "Le port"

France, Mediterranean, Vermilion Coast

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Cerbère "Le port" is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Vermilion Coast which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Cerbère " L'épave"

#15 - Cerbère " L'épave"

France, Mediterranean, Vermilion Coast

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Cerbère " L'épave" is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Vermilion Coast which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Font del truffe

#16 - Font del truffe

France, Midi-Pyrenees

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Font el Truffe is on of my favourite cave dive. Once the very small entrace passed, the river goes thru a narrow and tortuous way. Coulours are very nice. More information on Plongeesout.com: http://www.plongeesout.com/sites/roussilon-pyrenees/lot/font%20du%20truffe.htm Font del Truffe is located 6km northeast of Rocamadour, near Lacave. From Lacave, take the D247 road for 100m (a strong left turn just befor the Ouysse river bridge). Continue on this small road for about 3 km. The entrance is on the left. Park just in front of it on the right. Font del truffe is also known as Fontaine du Truffe.
Batterie de la Mauresque

#17 - Batterie de la Mauresque

France, Mediterranean, Vermilion Coast

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Batterie de la Mauresque is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Vermilion Coast which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Ile Canadell

#18 - Ile Canadell

France, Mediterranean, Vermilion Coast

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Cerbere village Ile Canadell is also known as Canadell.
Etang de Thau - Le phare

#19 - Etang de Thau - Le phare

France, Mediterranean, Languedoc

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Etang de Thau - Le phare is also known as Rocher de Roquerois.
Marchepied

#20 - Marchepied

France, Midi-Pyrenees

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Near Marcilhac. Marchepied is also known as 1.765974.
Bons

#21 - Bons

France, Midi-Pyrenees

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Larroque-Toirac, Lot. Bons is also known as Emergence de Bons.
Meyraguet

#22 - Meyraguet

France, Midi-Pyrenees

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The site is FORBIDDEN after 2 divers died in 2003. Lacave, Lot.
Finou

#23 - Finou

France, Midi-Pyrenees

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Montvalent, Lot. Finou is also known as La Finou, Lafinou.
Martinet

#24 - Martinet

France, Midi-Pyrenees

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Catus, Lot. Martinet is also known as Source Le Martinet.
Bial

#25 - Bial

France, Midi-Pyrenees

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Sainte-Eulalie, Lot. Bial is also known as Source du Bial, Source Bleue.
Banyuls Aquarium

#26 - Banyuls Aquarium

France, Mediterranean, Vermilion Coast

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This is a great place for children (first dive, snorkeling, etc.). There is a small natural pool just behind the Banyuls Marine Research Center (Laboratoire Arago). Access the site by the harbour.
Plage Bernardi Nord

#27 - Plage Bernardi Nord

France, Mediterranean, Vermilion Coast

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Les paulilles
Le Saint-Lucien

#28 - Le Saint-Lucien

France, Mediterranean, Vermilion Coast

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The Saint-Lucien is a 80m French cargo, it was torpedoed in 1944 by the British submarine Unruly. Take care of the numerous nets on the wreck ! The Saint-Lucien is a wreck located at the Béar cape, between Banyuls and Port-Vendres. Le Saint-Lucien is also known as Lucien.
Plage Bernardi Sud

#29 - Plage Bernardi Sud

France, Mediterranean, Vermilion Coast

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Les Paulilles
Anglanat

#30 - Anglanat

France, Midi-Pyrenees

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Sauliac-sur-Célé, Lot. Anglanat is also known as Emergence d'Anglanat.
Cunhac

#31 - Cunhac

France, Midi-Pyrenees

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Located on Saujac (Aveyron). Left side of the Lot river. Cunhac is also known as Source du Cunhac, Saut de la Mounine.