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.

France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic. Famous for its romantic capital, and gastronomic delights, the country also offers some interesting diving adventures, accompanied by cool waters, gentle waves and stunning underwater landscapes. Boasting three seas, each region presents dives of all levels with something different. Go wreck diving in the cool waters of the North, where there are numerous underwater vessels to explore. Or experience the pristine warmer waters of the French Rivera, with visibility up to 30m, occasionally 40m on a good day.

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Aquatic Life in France

Featured places to go in France

Corsica is a great diving destination with with clear waters and a visibility up to 30m.

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Southern France

The south of France is known for its charming warm waters where Cousteau first experimented with this famous Aqua Lung.

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If you love historical wreck diving, then scuba diving in Normandy is a must.

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Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur

Some of the best scuba diving in France is along the French Riviera, France’s southern coastline, officially known as the Alpes-Cote d’Azur Province.

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Dive Sites in France