Diving in France

Jacques Cousteau, the so-called “father of scuba diving”, was born in Bordeaux and France is also known among diving enthusiasts and underwater photographers for its many cave diving sites.

Under French law, scuba diving centers are entirely responsible the diver. As diving is governed by the French Sports Law, the person leading the dive, known as the Dive Director, is responsible for what occurs the entire time.

Travelinformation for France

Languages fr
Currency EUR
Timezone UTC+01:00
Tipping / Restaurant Staff / By French law, tips are included in the price of service (typically around 15%).u00a0 No additional tipping is required.
Network Provider Lliad/FREE Mobile, Orange
Dial Code 33
Electricity 230 V / 50 Hz
Power Plug Type C, E

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Wildlife in France
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Freshwater Fishes
Commun Rudd
Bass
Pike
Carp
Trout
Eel
Walleye
Perch
Catfish
Salmon
Flounder
Sturgeon
Crayfish
Reptiles
Alligators
Marine Iguana
Banded Sea Krait
Alligator
Crocodile
Snakes
Snakes
Turtles
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Kemp`s Ridley Sea Turtle
Flatback sea turtle
Rays
Stingrays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Seahorses
Leafy Seadragon
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Weedy Seadragon
Pipefish
Whales
Humpback Whale
Pilot Whale
Bryde's Whale
Beaked Whale
Sperm Whale
Blue Whale
Minke Whale
Grey Whale
Killer Whale / Orca
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Pilot Whale
Striped Dolphin
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Great White Shark
Tiger Shark
Mako Shark
Blue Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Thresher Shark
Lemon Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Bull Shark
Silvertip Shark
Silky Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Wobbegong
Zebra Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Oceanic Blacktip Shark
Angel Shark
Sawshark
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Wildlife in France
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Freshwater Fishes
Commun Rudd
Bass
Pike
Carp
Trout
Eel
Walleye
Perch
Catfish
Salmon
Flounder
Sturgeon
Crayfish
Reptiles
Alligators
Marine Iguana
Banded Sea Krait
Alligator
Crocodile
Snakes
Snakes
Turtles
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Kemp`s Ridley Sea Turtle
Flatback sea turtle
Rays
Stingrays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Seahorses
Leafy Seadragon
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Weedy Seadragon
Pipefish
Whales
Humpback Whale
Pilot Whale
Bryde's Whale
Beaked Whale
Sperm Whale
Blue Whale
Minke Whale
Grey Whale
Killer Whale / Orca
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Pilot Whale
Striped Dolphin
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Great White Shark
Tiger Shark
Mako Shark
Blue Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Thresher Shark
Lemon Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Bull Shark
Silvertip Shark
Silky Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Wobbegong
Zebra Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Oceanic Blacktip Shark
Angel Shark
Sawshark
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish

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