Top Scuba Dive Shops in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Ready to check out the best shops in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 20 dive shops where you can rent equipment, book dives, and get guided tours. 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
Upscale Experience

#1 - Upscale Experience

Upscale Experience is a cdc and retail dive shop located in Saint Tropez, France. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Saphir Plongée

#2 - Saphir Plongée


Start diving from home with Padi elearning courses and continue with us the practice all over the French Riviera (or/then choose the destination of your dreams) to do your diving course, in French AND English

Additional Information

A personalized follow-up is reserved for each new diver, from the beginning of his theoretical training to the practical courses. The course can be started from home with the e-Learning courses for the theoretical part, in order to save time at the vacation spot to only enjoy the part in the water!

At any time you benefit from personalized advice to succeed in your diving course, in French or in English.


Independent monitor, IDC Staff Instructor and state graduate DEJEPS, affiliated center Padi Educational Facility, does not have a classic physical center but works in partnership with diving centers: fewer boats in navigation, less waste generated, less pollution ! Aware spirit!

General Organization:

The organization of the practical lessons and the schedule belongs to Saphir Plongée, depending on availability and weather conditions.

In high summer season Open water lessons generally start on Monday afternoon, as do the DSDs.

We advise you to contact sapphire diving on this subject in order to match your own availability in order to organize the activity as well as possible:

Manta Club

#3 - Manta Club

Manta Club is a retail dive shop located in Bandol, France. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
CIP Nice

#4 - CIP Nice

CIP Nice is a resort dive shop located in Nice, France. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Sarl Mare Schola

#5 - Sarl Mare Schola

Sarl Mare Schola is a retail dive shop located in St. Raphael, France. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Diamond Diving France SARL

#6 - Diamond Diving France SARL

Diamond Diving is a small dive centre and school based in Golfe Juan, Cote d'Azur, South of France between Antibes and Cannes. We are just half an hour away from Nice Airport. The owner, Alex, is a recently qualified Course Director which is indicative of how seriously we take the quality of our training. Noemie, co-owner is also an experienced Instructor with a hands on approach to making sure the clients are happy (a personal mission!). We have over twenty dive sites that we dive regularly, the furthest of which is a twenty minute journey on our RIB.We pride ourselves on small numbers, quality of service, training and exploration dives. And we like to have fun!
Centre de Plongee Ketos

#7 - Centre de Plongee Ketos

Scuba diving center - Diving initiation and training from beginner to instructor - Wreck diving - Organic diving - Children's dive from 8 years old - Aquatic hike - Introductory dive - Languages spoken English and Spanish - Group diving
Port Frejus Plongee

#8 - Port Frejus Plongee


Located in Fréjus / Saint Raphaël, on the French Riviera, in the Var, Port Fréjus Plongée is open to individuals and groups almost all year round. Karin and his team of enthusiasts, qualified instructors, await you for the discovery of the Mediterranean seabed. The dive sites are diversified and multi-level, ranging between the Cap Roux nature reserve, Cap Anthéor, Cap Dramont, the Lion de Mer et de Terre, the Sardinals in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and the wreck of the Ruby. Port Fréjus Plongée is an FFESSM approved commercial structure (French federation of studies and underwater sports) as well as a PADI dive center. The team is at your disposal and at your service to share with you unforgettable diving memories, whether through a baptism, training, exploration, or snorkeling. The diving center is located 4 meters from the boats: you therefore have no effort to make to load and unload your equipment! You embark on the comfortable boat La Palanquée, with a capacity of 20 divers, or on Le Kapor, a semi-rigid welcoming 14 divers, opposite the store. Sales of equipment, initially for hire, are regularly organized. It is therefore possible to buy masks, fins, slippers, gloves and small equipment on site. Different accommodations are available 5 minutes walk.

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European Diving School

#9 - European Diving School



Lecques Aquanaut Center

#10 - Lecques Aquanaut Center

Lecques Aquanaut Center is a retail dive shop located in Saint Cyr sur Mer, France. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Plongee Passion La Ciotat

#11 - Plongee Passion La Ciotat

Plongee Passion La Ciotat is a retail dive shop located in La Ciotat, France. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Aventure Bleue

#12 - Aventure Bleue


Aventure Bleue is a PADI 5* dive center offering excellent quality rental gear, friendly staff and diving adventures around Europe's first national marine park. 

Enjoy a great selection of dive sites around the southern French border, home to giant groupers, schools of barracuda and some of the world's best wrecks. These wrecks include the Submarine Rubis, the Togo, Donator and more, all within reasonable depth suitable for recreational divers. 

The dive center is well-equipped with rental gear, fish ID and diving books, as well as warm water showers. With a very friendly yet professional atmosphere, this center is a no-brainer for divers seeking a warm welcome. 



#13 - Poseidon

More than 20 different diving spots. Most of them accessible no matter your certification. Around 15 minutes only by boat to reach the diving sites. Most of them are located in the Villefranche bay. This bay has such a configuration that no matter the sea conditions, diving is always safe and visibility good. Our dives are all boat dives on the reef. You can then dive slowly along a wall or in a cavern -- sorry no wrecks in Nice's area.
  • Meeting daily: 9:00AM and 2:30PM
  • Reservation required
  • Open every day from May to October week-ends only in April and November.
  • Closed on Sunday afternoons.


  • Reservation
  • Medical certificate of no contra indication of scuba diving for certification courses and recreational divers.
  • Certification
Abyss Underwater World Explorers Nice

#14 - Abyss Underwater World Explorers Nice

From discovery to technical diving, for recreational divers and professionals, Abyss Underwater World Explorers and its instructors have been teaching the most popular diving programs in the world and meeting the standards of the best certification agencies for nearly 20 yea
Easy Dive Cannes

#15 - Easy Dive Cannes

Welcome To The Website Of Easy Dive, Dive Centers And Stores In Antibes Juan Les Pins And Cannes Easy Dive Are Two Of The Most Important Professional Diving Shops And Centers On The French Riviera. From Beginners To Instructors, Our Professional Instructors Holding State Certificates Are There To Help You Progress. Safely Without Ever Forgetting That The Practice Of Scuba Diving Is Above All A Hobby. You Will Find On This Site All The Necessary Elements To Discover Our Center And Prepare Your Stay, But Also To Inform You About The Standards Of Diving Practice In France (Formalities, Diplomas, Regulations, Etc.).
L'Atelier de la Mer

#16 - L'Atelier de la Mer

Perfectly situated at the Port de la Pointe Rouge in Marseille, Atelier de la mer has developed a unique one-stop-shop concept with
  • at dive shop
  • at dive school
  • at a restaurant
  • accommodation
Nice Diving

#17 - Nice Diving


Single or in a group, explore Villefranche Bay which offers underwater caves and drops in over 30 sites. Open every day (except Sunday afternoon) from April to the 15th of December, Departure times on the boats from the port of Nice to diving spots at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. Please just come 30 min before departure !

Mio Palmo plongée

#18 - Mio Palmo plongée


Present in the Var since 1999

Mio Palmo invites you to dive in the Var from its two bases on the Port of Cavalaire and the Port of Hyères. We offer 2 tank dives every morning.

You will discover the magnificent rocky dives, very famous wreck dives and can go to the Port Cros National Park.

Our dive centers are comfortable, Aqualung partner center, we take special care to provide you with maintained and quality equipment.

On site, Nitrox, changing room and hot showers will be at your disposal.

Sarl Sous L'Eau

#19 - Sarl Sous L'Eau


5 * IDC Training Center all levels of DSD (baptism) training for instructors,

Beach and boat training, classroom,

Personalized training (No group lessons),

Diving First Aid Training (EFR),

Possibility of "pick-up" at your accommodation,


Tek Dive Concept

#20 - Tek Dive Concept

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