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

Ready to check out the best sites in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 178 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 Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to suit your needs.
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur dive site map
La Grande Baie

#1 - La Grande Baie

France, Mediterranean, Nice

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La Grande Baie is also known as Cap Ferrat.
Le Michel C

#2 - 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

#3 - 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

#4 - La Calanques des Contrebandiers

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Riou

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S of Riou island
L'Impérial du milieu

#5 - L'Impérial du milieu

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Riou

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Small rock between, SE of Riou.
Passe de Maire

#6 - 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

#7 - 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

#8 - Les Fromages

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Maire

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NE of Maïre island
Le sec du Jarron

#9 - 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

#10 - La Cathédrale

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Maire

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S of Maïre island
L'anse du canon

#11 - L'anse du canon

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Maire

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S of Maïre island
Les moyades

#12 - 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

#13 - Le Cap Plane

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Plane

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Nice arches. S of Plane island
Le Saint Dominique

#14 - 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

#15 - 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

#16 - 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

#17 - La pierre à Joseph

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Plane

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S of Plane island
La pierre à Maya

#18 - 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.
Le Ferrando

#19 - 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.
Le Cimentier

#20 - 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.
Sec du Sarranier

#21 - 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

#22 - 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

#23 - 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

#24 - 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

#25 - 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.
Les yeux de chat

#26 - 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

#27 - 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.
Tombant de la Gabinière

#28 - 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.
P 38 Lightning

#29 - 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.
La Puissante

#30 - 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 !
L'Impérial de terre

#31 - 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

#32 - 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.
La cassidaigne

#33 - 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

#34 - 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

#35 - 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 Batavia

#36 - 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.
La Mona

#37 - 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

#38 - Sec du Langoustier

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Porquerolles

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Boulders and wall. 250m from La Jaune Garde buoy.
LST 282

#39 - 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

#40 - 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

#41 - 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

#42 - 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

#43 - 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

#44 - La Fourmigue Nord

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

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Just noth from la foumigue buoy.
Semaphore du débarquement

#45 - 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

#46 - 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

#47 - Le Robuste

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

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Northeast from La Fourmigue
La Grosse Minouche

#48 - La Grosse Minouche

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

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

#49 - 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

#50 - La Merveilleuse

France, Mediterranean, Bandol

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Large groupers, gorgonians... Embiez. Southwest of Le Grand Rouveau
La Pierre à Syca

#51 - 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.
Le Jardin

#52 - 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

#53 - Les jardins de Sausset

France, Mediterranean, Blue Coast

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Les jardins de Sausset is also known as L'anse du petit nid.
Sec à Merlo

#54 - Sec à Merlo

France, Mediterranean, Nice

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Very nice dive in the deep blue. Sec à Merlo is also known as Sec de Cagnes.
 Le Lion Sur Mer

#55 - Le Lion Sur Mer

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

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Le Lion Sur Mer is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Le tombant de Villefranche

#56 - Le tombant de Villefranche

France, Mediterranean, Nice

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Saint Jean Cap Ferrat
JCC

#57 - JCC

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

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A small rock beautiful and (almost) totally unknown. This pretty little rock hides many surprises. In addition to swimming numerous teeth on the top, it houses a large number of lobster hunting between gorgonians and anthias. From time to time, we may have discovered a plasir John Dory, well protected between two fans. This dive, we can, following the slope of the bottom, back to Snakes and thence back to the Swiss Sec. Easy access via Poussaï harbor JCC is also known as JCC.
Le Fer à Cheval

#58 - Le Fer à Cheval

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

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A pretty deep close to the Port. Vast and majestic. Taking its name from its shape, this dive offers, after a beautiful descent from the blue, the spectacle of a half-circle of rock crashed gorgons of that fly quelsques liches. Further down, a succession of rocky peaks hosting many lobsters and beautiful white coral. Diving Belle, varied and long. Difficult to do without decompression, Level 2 confirmed advised. Easy access via Poussaï Harbor Le Fer à Cheval is also known as Roches Rouges.
Piste de ski

#59 - Piste de ski

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Port-Cros

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Montrémian, north side of Bagaud.
Lion de Terre

#60 - Lion de Terre

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

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2 big rocks at 36m deep with a lot of lobsters, and beautifull gorgons.
La Vesse

#61 - La Vesse

France, Mediterranean, Blue Coast

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Excellent site pour technique niveau 2 FFESSM/CMAS et physique niveau 4 Faune parfois très intéressante, présence recensée de raies torpille de de saint pierres.
Le Moulon

#62 - Le Moulon

France, Mediterranean, Blue Coast

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Between Niolon harbour and L'Elevine Le Moulon is also known as Tombant du Moulon.
Plage du Capellan

#63 - Plage du Capellan

France, Mediterranean, Bandol

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This is a small beach where sometime DC comes for first dive or training. Also night dives are possible in this quiet place. Shower available! West side of Bandol, just after the tennis courts.
La Grotte du Semaphore

#64 - La Grotte du Semaphore

France, Mediterranean, Nice

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La Grotte du Semaphore is also known as La Pointe de la Cuisse.
La Gotte du Cap Estel

#65 - La Gotte du Cap Estel

France, Mediterranean, Nice

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Baie de Beaulieu La Gotte du Cap Estel is also known as Pointe Cabuel.
La Love

#66 - La Love

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

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La Love is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Le Rascoui

#67 - Le Rascoui

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

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Le Rascoui is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Le Bateguier

#68 - Le Bateguier

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

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Le Bateguier is also known as Tombant du Bateguier.
L'Espingole

#69 - L'Espingole

France, Mediterranean, Cavalaire Sainte Maxime

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L'Espingole is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Cavalaire Sainte Maxime which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Les Jardins de l'Arroyo

#70 - Les Jardins de l'Arroyo

France, Mediterranean, Toulon

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Les Jardins de l'Arroyo is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Toulon which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Le Ramon Meumbru

#71 - Le Ramon Meumbru

France, Mediterranean, Cavalaire Sainte Maxime

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Le Ramon Meumbru is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Cavalaire Sainte Maxime which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Le Grand Boule

#72 - Le Grand Boule

France, Mediterranean, Cannes Antibes

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Le Grand Boule is also known as Tombant du Grand Boule.
Les Eyglaudes

#73 - Les Eyglaudes

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Frioule

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Western side of the rock
Le rocher Cacaveaux

#74 - Le rocher Cacaveaux

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Frioule

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Western side of Pomègues Le rocher Cacaveaux is also known as Roche cacaveau.
La Roche Fendue

#75 - La Roche Fendue

France, Mediterranean, Toulon

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La Roche Fendue is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Toulon which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
IENA

#76 - IENA

France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Porquerolles

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IENA is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Porquerolles which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Aile de Carro

#77 - Aile de Carro

France, Mediterranean, Blue Coast

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Aile de Carro is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Blue Coast which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Le Ghrib

#78 - Le Ghrib

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Calanques

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Le Ghrib is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Calanques which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Le Guarani

#79 - Le Guarani

France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Calanques

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Le Guarani is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Marseille, Calanques which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
La Poursuivante

#80 - La Poursuivante

France, Mediterranean, Cavalaire Sainte Maxime

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La Poursuivante is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Cavalaire Sainte Maxime which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Le Frapao

#81 - Le Frapao

France, Mediterranean, Blue Coast

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Le Frapao is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Blue Coast which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Le Chinois Arche

#82 - Le Chinois Arche

France, Mediterranean, Blue Coast

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Le Chinois Arche is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Blue Coast which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Banc des vieilles

#83 - Banc des vieilles

France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael

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Banc des vieilles is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Saint Raphael which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Le Mustang

#84 - Le Mustang

France, Mediterranean, Toulon

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Le Mustang is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in France, Mediterranean, Toulon which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
La Piscine de La Ciotat

#85 - La Piscine de La Ciotat

France, Mediterranean, La Ciotat

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