The perfect way to explore the island's underwater world...
Corsica, a fantastic place for scuba diving, a gem in the Mediterranean Sea known for its crystal-clear waters, diverse marine life and stunning underwater landscapes make it a great destination for diving enthusiasts. If you are looking for a unique diving experience, Corsica is the place for you. With over 1,000 kilometres of coastline, there are a variety of diving sites for all levels, whether you are a beginner or advanced there are opportunities to explore shipwrecks, underwater caves and reefs.
One of the most popular dive sites is the Lavezzi Islands Marine Reserve, located in the Strait of Bonifacio. This nature reserve is home to a wide variety of marine species, such as octopuses, groupers, and barracuda. Divers are spoilt for things to explore from underwater canyons, cliffs and caves, divers are treated to the breathtaking scenery of the island's granite formation.
Another popular diving site is the Scandola Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the west coast of Corsica. The nature reserve boasts a unique underwater landscape, with colourful coral formations, sea fans and sponges. Enjoy exploring underwater grottos and encountering dolphins, sea turtles, and moray eels.
For wreck diving enthusiasts, make sure to add the Gulf of Porto to your list. This must-visit destination has several wrecks, including a World War Two aircraft carrier and a cargo ship. In order to maintain healthy marine life, these wrecks have become artificial reefs and are home to a variety of marine life, making it an exciting dive site with the chance to see many species.
If you are new to scuba diving, there are plenty of dive schools across the island that offer courses for all experience levels. You will find that the instructors are friendly and knowledgeable and will provide you with a fun experience to begin your diving journey with the peace of mind that you are in safe hands. When searching for a dive school look out for PADI and IDA-certified businesses. There are a number of scuba diving schools in Calvi including Diving Calvi A Piaghja and Calvi Plongee.
Plage de la Roya, St Florent
Tel 04 95 37 00 61
Also organise night dives.
Route de la Roya, St Florent
Tel 04 95 46 06 53 or 06 12 10 29 71
Port de Sisco
Tel 04 95 58 26 56
Tel 06 07 22 31 63
Capi Corsu Diving
Tel 09 67 16 01 98 / 06 85 75 17 06
Club Bleu Marine Compagnie
Centin - Morisiglia
Tel 04 95 35 60 46