Discovering the underwater world
A biodiversity as rich as it is surprising
Nudibranchs, red gorgonians, schools of crayfish, groupers, morays...
The bay of Sagone offers different diving sites for beginners or experienced divers! Magnificent underwater sites where you can explore the wreck of a Canadair, discover an impressive 60m drop off (Punta Locca) or meet the rare Pinna Nobillis, a large protected mother of pearl found at the Calderas de Marifaja.
Capo Rosso and Banc Provençal are for experienced divers.
You can also visit Cargèse and the Calanche de Piana, passing by the impressive drop offs of the Ficajola site and many other spots such as Vardiola, the Sec de Senino, the Pointe de Scopa, Punta Munchillina and Monte Rosso, sites to be discovered near the reserve.
It is important to preserve the seabed and protect species and biodiversity.
To do this, you must not touch or remove any living thing, fauna or flora.
Memories, you may say, but you'll have plenty more...
What is snorkeling?
For snorkeling enthusiasts, the West Corsica region offers a rich and incredible variety of activities.
The clear waters, mild climate and preserved marine environments make it one of the best destinations in the region. Schools of sea bream, starfish, moray eels... populate its sea grass beds and rocky bottoms, even at shallow depths.
Snorkeling is an aquatic leisure activity that requires only a mask, a snorkel and fins. The aim is to observe the sea bed and living underwater species by alternating between breathing and snorkelling. It is therefore generally practised between 0 and 5 metres
Leave with a clear head with the pros of palm walking, in a club or with qualified guides.
Put on your fins, adjust your mask and snorkel and let's go for an unforgettable experience...
You can learn to dive!
Diving needs to be learned and perfected in order to be practiced safely. And to dive in complete peace of mind, ask our qualified professionals for information, without forgetting the safety instructions
After the theory, you can put on your wetsuit and test the mask and fins and this is the big moment. The boat splits the sea and the magnificent landscape passes before our eyes. Finally, it's the dive spot, the recap of the instructions and then it's time to slide into the water.
An anti-stress tool
It's time to explore the water world. You breathe underwater, a sensation you will never forget. Slowly you descend into the depths; remember to decompress regularly. You finally touch the ground of a mysterious world. "And because I am focused on myself, on my breathing, on what I am doing, I feel, I tell you, total relaxation and letting go.
You feel like a fish in water.
With underwater exploration you will become aware of the fragility of the underwater world and will have a greater sensitivity to the protection of this marine environment. Underwater explorer today, ambassador of the oceans tomorrow.
A first dive in Corsica is an opportunity for children and adults alike to learn about the beauty and fragility of the marine environment. Accessible from about 8 years old, some diving clubs offer the possibility of diving in groups or with the family.
Treat yourself to the big blue!
Why not take to the water?
This is an opportunity to see schools of drum fish, large groupers, barracudas and rock cod.
Dive or swim in the crystal clear waters of the West Coast Gulfs to see a real natural aquarium. So strap on your fins, mask and snorkel, grab your GoPro and let's go for a swim in the region's most beautiful spots.
WHAT CAN WE OBSERVE?
Among a multitude of visual treasures living under the sea level, we have concocted a selection of fauna and flora that you can see...
- Sea Urchins
- Common thrushes
- Peacock Turtles
- Sea bream
- Black-headed Sars
- Doris Dalmatian
- Codium in a ball
- Brown/red/green algae
Safety instructions for diving
And yes, it never hurts to repeat these good principles
- Be in good physical condition.
- Do not dive when you are tired, have a cold, after a heavy meal, or if you have to catch a plane the same day.
- Maintain and check your equipment.
- Check the inflation pressure of the cylinders, the pressure gauge and the correct functioning of the stabilising waistcoat.
- Be fully conversant with the code of communication in diving.
- Pay attention to your fellow divers and to the sound signals. React quickly and safely, but without panicking.
- Never dive alone and stay together, all members of the same group at the same depth as the instructor, never below.
- Never force your eardrums or sinuses.
- As soon as a diver is "on reserve", the whole group must ascend.
- During the ascent, respect the speed indicated by the instructor.
- Breathe freely, listen, observe.
- Stay below the safety curve if possible.
- In all cases, make a 3 minute safety stop at 3 metres.
- In the event of an accident, stay calm, don't panic, think.
- If there is any problem, signal to the instructor.
- Before going out on the surface, take a look around at 3 metres, listen, observe and watch out for obstacles...