Le Lion de Terre

Located at the exit of the harbor of Santa Lucia, this site is best for already certified divers. The access point is through the rocks by foot, then a short swim out before descending.

All the Mediterranean species will be seen here (grouper, dente, barracuda, moray eels, bonito, and more) in their wild habitat and the crustaceans are of good size.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 15 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Macro Spot
  • Cavern/Cave

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Piscine du Lion de Mer

The dive site “Sea lion“ is located near the side, off the harbor of Santa Lucia. This rock, inhabited by families of sea birds, is one of the most famous dive sites in the Frejus St. Raphael area. A great use of this “swimming pool“ is that it is a great place to shelter boats when the weather is not good!

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Grotte à Corail, Lion de Mer

The dive site “Lion of the Sea“ is one of the richest sites in fauna and flora of the Fréjus Saint Raphael region. The coral cave is about 30-33m deep. This dive may be coupled with a visit to the wreck “The Sailboat“ at 36-38m.

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Lion de Mer

The Rock of “Lion de Mer“ or “Sea Lion“ is located in the bay of Saint Raphael and is quickly accessible by boat. This is one of the most beautiful sites of the Frejus Saint Raphael area, and is suitable for all diver levels. It allows you to observe all types of landscape: sand, herbarium, cave, and rock. You will need several dives here to discover all it has to offer.

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Located at Cap Dramont, at the foot of the Esterel’s Mont with their beautiful colors, the dive site “Pyramids“ is made up of a succession of rocky mountains with heads of rocks at different depths (6-40m). The lighting reflects in amazing ways on the rocky pinnacle and seagrass beds of posidonia and on the sand band between.

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The “Ile d’or“ is the island that inspired Mister Hergé for his comic “Tintin and the Black Island.“ Located off Cap Dramont, its beautiful ocher colors continue underwater. The entire area offers a dozen dive sites for all levels of divers, including the most famous: The Pyramids.

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Cap Dramont is a rocky cap of the Esterel montain with its ocher colors. There are many dive sites including “The Village“ which has the remnants of a village of houses, planned for a 1960’s underwater movie that was never shot .Max depth 25m.

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This site is a pretty circular cove with a sandy beach located at the foot of the massive Esterel between Cap Dramont and Agay. This site is accessible from shore, making it a fun easy site for all divers. It is an ideal site for beginners or when the weather forecast is bad for sailing. Max depth is 15m.

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Located in a protected marine zone (Cap Roux Reserve), the underwater fauna and flora is abundant. The underwater landscape is an extension of the Esterel with its ochre colors.

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Located in the Cap-Roux reserve, the Aurelle Rock is made up of several rocks ranging from 0 to 37 meters in depth. This site is ideal for first dives but also for exploration and training dives for divers.

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Near St. Maxime, this dive site is located near a lighthouse that worked with an oil lamp (hence its name). A great site for all levels of diver (from 4m to 50m). You will see two cliffs: one up to 40m and the other up to 55m.

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