Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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BYMS 22 wreck

#1 - BYMS 22 wreck

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

advanced
(1)
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.
Les Fromages

#2 - Les Fromages

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Maire

beginner
(0)
NE of Maïre island
Les Moyadons

#3 - Les Moyadons

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Riou

advanced
(0)
Take care of the curent. My be strong, even with a calm sea. West extrmity of Riou island, closed to Les moyades.
La Grande Baie

#4 - La Grande Baie

France, Mediterranean, Nice

beginner
(0)
La Grande Baie is also known as Cap Ferrat.
Le Michel C

#5 - Le Michel C

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Porquerolles

advanced
(0)
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.
Grotte à Corail de Maire

#6 - Grotte à Corail de Maire

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Maire

beginner
(0)
Don't miss this dive. A must. S of Maïre island
Arches des Pharillons

#7 - Arches des Pharillons

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Maire

advanced
(0)
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 grotte à Perez

#8 - La grotte à Perez

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Plane

intermediate
(0)
Very nice dive. The cave is just below the platform. Recommended to dive twice (cave + wall) this area. Eastern tip of Plane island.
La Calanques des Contrebandiers

#9 - La Calanques des Contrebandiers

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Riou

advanced
(0)
S of Riou island
La grotte à corail de Riou

#10 - La grotte à corail de Riou

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Riou

advanced
(0)
Very nice cave (entrance at 35m deep). Wall down to 45m deep. SE of Riou island. Just E from L'imperial de terre. La grotte à corail de Riou is also known as Riou's coral cave.
L'Impérial du milieu

#11 - L'Impérial du milieu

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Riou

advanced
(0)
Small rock between, SE of Riou.
Passe de Maire

#12 - Passe de Maire

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Maire

beginner
(0)
If too much wind, this dive site can be a solution... W of Maïre island.
Le Tunnel et les Failles du Tiboulen de Maire

#13 - Le Tunnel et les Failles du Tiboulen de Maire

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Maire

beginner
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Great dive. Tunnel entrence is 9m deep. Take care of the swell... SW of Tiboulen of Maïre rock, W of Maïre island
La grotte arc en ciel

#14 - La grotte arc en ciel

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Jarre

beginner
(0)
Very nice dive, for all level divers. In the middle of Jarre island, W side
La Drôme

#15 - La Drôme

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Roadstead of Marseille

advanced
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The Drôme was a vessel carying many kind of things. It sunk on a mine, january 23, 1918. It is broken into two parts. Vessel size: - Length: 69m - Width: 10m 2.5 miles from Goudes harbour, 3 miles from the Pointe-Rouge harbour.
Cap Caveaux

#16 - Cap Caveaux

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Frioule

intermediate
(0)
S of Frioule islands.
Le Dalton

#17 - Le Dalton

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Planier

beginner
(0)
The wreck: Le Dalton is an English cargo. It was built in Stockolm in 1877. Le Dalton was carying lead ingots when it sunk february 19, 1928. Vessel size: - Length: 70m - Width: 20m Against to planier island (north side).
Le sec du Jarron

#18 - 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

#19 - La Cathédrale

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Maire

beginner
(0)
S of Maïre island
L'anse du canon

#20 - L'anse du canon

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Maire

beginner
(0)
S of Maïre island
Les moyades

#21 - Les moyades

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Riou

intermediate
(0)
Very nic wall on the south part of the shoal. North point of Riou island.
Le Ker Bihan

#22 - Le Ker Bihan

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Roadstead of Marseille

advanced
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Ker-Bihan is not as nice as the two other wrecks in the area: The Drôme and the Miquelon. It was an old fish boat, transformed into minehunter. It sunk on a mine january 23, 1918, only few days after the Drôme. Vessel size: - Length: 35 - Width: 10m 2.5 miles from Goudes harbour, 3 miles from the Pointe-Rouge harbour.
Le Cap Plane

#23 - Le Cap Plane

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Plane

beginner
(0)
Nice arches. S of Plane island
Le Saint Dominique

#24 - Le Saint Dominique

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Roadstead of Marseille

advanced
(0)
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

#25 - Tiboulen du Frioul

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Frioule

intermediate
(0)
W of Frioule island, near a small rock named Tiboulen du Frioule
Le Junker 88

#26 - Le Junker 88

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Frioule

advanced
(0)
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

#27 - La pierre à Joseph

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Plane

beginner
(0)
S of Plane island
La pierre à Maya

#28 - La pierre à Maya

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Frioule

advanced
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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.
La Pierre de Cassis

#29 - La Pierre de Cassis

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Riou

advanced
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Great dive NE of the Grand Congoulé rock, E of Riou island
Pointe Escampo-Barriou

#30 - Pointe Escampo-Barriou

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Giens

intermediate
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Nice little cave and wall. No way to dive there if strong east wind. From shore, Escampobariou can be accessed by the track back to the restaurant named Pointe Escampo-Barriou is also known as La Madrague de Giens.
Tombant de la Gabinière

#31 - Tombant de la Gabinière

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Port-Cros

advanced
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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.
Le Ferrando

#32 - Le Ferrando

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Giens

intermediate
(0)
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.
Le Cimentier

#33 - Le Cimentier

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Porquerolles

beginner
(0)
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.
Sec du Sarranier

#34 - Sec du Sarranier

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Porquerolles

advanced
(0)
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

#35 - 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

#36 - Le Marcel

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Giens

intermediate
(0)
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

#37 - Pointe de la Croix

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Port-Cros

advanced
(0)
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.
Les yeux de chat

#38 - Les yeux de chat

France, Mediterranean, Blue Coast

advanced
(0)
Very nice shoal, including gorgonians, lobsters and reef fishes. Just southeast, out of the Méjean rocky inlet
La Théière

#39 - La Théière

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

Unrated
(0)
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.
Lockheed P38

#40 - Lockheed P38

France, Mediterranean, La Ciotat

advanced
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The double-tail plane wreck is upside down, laying on a sandy floor. Thr right engine is still under the wing, the left one is broken. This plane wreck is located in the mouth of the Lecques bay, 1 mile away from the coast. Lockheed P38 is also known as Epave du P 38 des Lecques.
Le Grec

#41 - Le Grec

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Porquerolles

advanced
(0)
This Panamean cargo is 53 m long. Built in 1912, the Sagona sunk december 3, 1945. One year and half after the world war 2 mines in this area were still dangerous. The wreck is in two parts. The better place is the poop. Le Grec is a bit more than a mile east from the small Sarragnier, SE from Porquerolles. And only half mile east from Le Donator. Le Grec is also known as Le Sagona.
Ile rousse (Tombant est)

#42 - Ile rousse (Tombant est)

France, Mediterranean, Bandol

beginner
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There is a small cave at the bottom of the east wall. Have a look to the roof, there are som red corals... but do not touch tem, it's strictlt forbidden. The island is located west from Bandol. Usually, you access the site by boat from Bandol. But if you can also walk from a car park near the Athena residence to small private harbour.
P 38 Lightning

#43 - P 38 Lightning

France, Mediterranean, La Ciotat

intermediate
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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.
Pointe de la Galère

#44 - Pointe de la Galère

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Port-Cros

advanced
(0)
This is a great place to dive. Bottom of both sides of the rock are different. East side bottom is sand, and west side bottom is covered by sea grass. It's a good idea to get a torch because there are lot of fishes and tiny crustaceans inside the rock. Lacated north side of Port-Cros, at La galère headland.
Le Togo

#45 - Le Togo

France, Mediterranean, Cavalaire Sainte Maxime

advanced
(0)
One of the most beautiful wrecks of the French rivivera. This cargo ship (76m long) sunk on a mine during WWI (12 May 1918), its front part lies upright at a depth of 45-55m. It is a difficult but rewarding dive (max. 15 minutes bottom time if you dive with air, and approx. 20 min for ascent+decompression stops). Consider using enriched air for decompression. !!! PLAN YOUR DIVE !!! IMPORTANT: the stern is 170m away (bearing: 140°) at a depth of 69m (Trimix highly recommended). DO NOT attemp to dive both during the same dive, as you would run out of air, and face extreme decompression stops. There is enough to see anyway on both parts of the wreck to make it worth (at least) a dive each. This wreck is referenced under SHOM18036011 Lat: 43°10'124N Long: 06°35'622E Datum: EUR50 More informations available in the following book: Togo can be reached from Cavalaire harbour. The wreck is near the Pointe Dubreuil. Le Togo is also known as Ville de Valence.
La Puissante

#46 - La Puissante

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Le Levant

beginner
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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 !
L'Impérial de terre

#47 - L'Impérial de terre

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Riou

beginner
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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

#48 - Wildcat

France, Mediterranean, Lavandou

advanced
(0)
Wildcat is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Lavandou which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
La cassidaigne

#49 - La cassidaigne

France, Mediterranean, Cassis

intermediate
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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

#50 - Pointe d'En Vau

France, Mediterranean, Cassis

intermediate
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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

#51 - Le tombant de Niolon

France, Mediterranean, Blue Coast

intermediate
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Just in front the UCPA center, 0.2 nautical mile south of Niolon harbor.
Junker 88 II

#52 - Junker 88 II

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Frioule

beginner
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This is the second Junker 88 airplane wreck of Marseille, 15m deep.
Le Batavia

#53 - Le Batavia

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Jarre

beginner
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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.
L'Arroyo

#54 - L'Arroyo

France, Mediterranean, Toulon

intermediate
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The Arroyo was sunk August 18, 1953 by the GERS. Broken in two parts, she is 60m x 10m and is full of red gorgonians. Just east from the south brother rock, near the Scicié cape.
La Mona

#55 - La Mona

France, Mediterranean, Bandol

intermediate
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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.
The Gapeau Wreck

#56 - The Gapeau Wreck

France, Mediterranean, Bandol

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The wreck is approximately 25m long. The deepest part of the wreck is 71m (wheel ); the deck at 66m deep. This is a nice wreck, but very deep! The wreck is located 5 miles from Sanary harbour, south of the Grand-Gaou island.
Sec du Langoustier

#57 - Sec du Langoustier

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Porquerolles

advanced
(0)
Boulders and wall. 250m from La Jaune Garde buoy.
Le Novi

#58 - Le Novi

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Roadstead of Marseille

advanced
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A small sailboat sunk near Marseille harbour. Nice afternoon dive for Nitrox divers. The wreck is in front of the frioul islands (south of the If Castle) near the roadstead of Marseille.
LST 282

#59 - LST 282

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

beginner
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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.
Le Vengeur

#60 - Le Vengeur

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

beginner
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Nice drop off with lobsters. Northeast side of Saint Margueritte Island.
Arpillon Drop-off

#61 - Arpillon Drop-off

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

intermediate
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Just 500m south of San-Peïre-les-isambres. Arpillon Drop-off is also known as Le tombant d'Arpillon.
Aritay

#62 - Aritay

France, Mediterranean, Cavalaire Sainte Maxime

intermediate
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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
Le Finié

#63 - Le Finié

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

beginner
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1.1 nautical mile east from the old Cannes harbour. Le Finié is also known as La roche Finié.
L'Arche du Lion de Mer

#64 - L'Arche du Lion de Mer

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

beginner
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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

#65 - Le Relax

France, Mediterranean, Cavalaire Sainte Maxime

intermediate
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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 Roche du Finié Sud

#66 - La Roche du Finié Sud

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

advanced
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Just south-west from the Roche Finié North. This dive site can be reached from the Boulevard Louise Morreau (ex Boulevard du Midi).
La Fourmigue Nord

#67 - La Fourmigue Nord

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

beginner
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Just noth from la foumigue buoy.
Semaphore du débarquement

#68 - Semaphore du débarquement

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

advanced
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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.
Le Barbier

#69 - Le Barbier

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

beginner
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West side of Saint-Honorat island.
Les Moines

#70 - Les Moines

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

intermediate
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South of Saint Honorat Island.
Fouillé Nord

#71 - Fouillé Nord

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

beginner
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Very nice wall. Encounter with barracudas and groupers as well as morrays. East from the old Cannes harbour.
Saint Féréol

#72 - Saint Féréol

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

beginner
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East side of Saint Honorat island.
Le Robuste

#73 - Le Robuste

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

intermediate
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Northeast from La Fourmigue
La Grosse Minouche

#74 - La Grosse Minouche

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

advanced
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Between Cap de la Croisette and La fourmigue.
Bec de l'Aigle

#75 - Bec de l'Aigle

France, Mediterranean, La Ciotat

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

#76 - La Basse Reinette

France, Mediterranean, Bandol

beginner
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Groupers North from the Grand Rouveau
Les Basses Moulinière

#77 - Les Basses Moulinière

France, Mediterranean, Bandol

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Barracudas, groupers Southwest of Magnons rocks (Embiez islands)
La Merveilleuse

#78 - La Merveilleuse

France, Mediterranean, Bandol

intermediate
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Large groupers, gorgonians... Embiez. Southwest of Le Grand Rouveau
La Balise des Magnons

#79 - La Balise des Magnons

France, Mediterranean, Bandol

beginner
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South west of les Grand Rouveau (Embiez)
Les Rosiers

#80 - Les Rosiers

France, Mediterranean, La Ciotat

intermediate
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Southeast side of L'île verte (Green island)
Plateforme CIP Bendor

#81 - Plateforme CIP Bendor

France, Mediterranean, Bandol

beginner
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main dive site of CIP Bendor for dive training South side of Bendor Island.
La Pierre à Syca

#82 - La Pierre à Syca

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

advanced
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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.
Le Sec des Suisses

#83 - Le Sec des Suisses

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

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A beautiful diving accessible to everyone and close to the Port. Although the rock is completely submerged, it is easily accessible because a ring was cemented on the top to ensure total anchor. Because of its scope, two dives are needed to make it completely around. Very rich in pelagic on its verticals, it often crosses bécunes (family barracuda), while the funds, face off, hide often groupers. It is very easy for N1 to be around by the peaks while the N2 and older can enjoy the deepest rock, rich in coral and lobsters. Easy to reach by boat via the small harbor 'Le Port du Poussaï'. Le Sec des Suisses is also known as Sec du Sémaphore.
Le Jardin

#84 - Le Jardin

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

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This site will not let you indifferent as it is full of life. This immense plateau fulled with gorgonians drop on its south side from 55m to 75m, followed by a second break of up to 250m. This means that only the upper part of this dive will welcome you to submit large lobsters and shrimp benches hidden in the depths of caves. Level N3 is required for the deepest part. Easy access via the small harbour 'Le Port du Poussaï' Le Jardin is also known as Jardin.
Les jardins de Sausset