La Gabinière Est tombant

Gabinière Island is located in the southeast of Port-Cros. The site is slightly protected from the Mistral, but very exposed to the east wind. This site offers drift diving with a magnificent drop off from 0 to 50 m.

La Gabinière is known for its profusion of groupers and school of barracudas which are generally seen between 15 and 25 meters.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 19 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Wall/Drop Off

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

La Gabinière Ouest

This dive site offers alternating large rocky areas and ends in the south with magnificent ridges up to 40 meters. It is also sheltered from the east wind and has mooring for boats on 4 buoys.

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The Ruby is one of the Mediterranean’s must-see wrecks. Ranked by the magazine Plongeurs International among the 101 most beautiful dives in the world, the Rubis is a pure jewel. To be able to observe a submarine in perfect condition is rare enough not to give yourself the opportunity to dive there.

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Located in the bay of St. Tropez, Le Relax is a 27m long and 5m wide boat wreck. It lies upright in 35 m deep water. Well preserved, the wreck is covered with gorgonians. Its corridor is accessible to divers and has many surprises to offer like scorpionsfish, congers, lobster, and more.

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After a descent into the water along the mooring, the silhouette of the plane can be seen at 42 metres, like a broken steel carcass on a sandy background. The cockpit, on the other hand, rests on 46 metres of water and is 130 metres away... It is therefore the subject of another dive.

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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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Beautiful wreck of a boat measuring 55m long. A buoy allows to moor the boat and to reach the deck of the boat at 27m along the boute. The starboard side is covered with gorgonian sea fans, the propeller is as big as a diver and is visible in the sand at 36 meters depth. On the port side, the debris of the wreck.

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One of the richest sites in terms of aquatic fauna and flora and therefore a must-see in this area. Consisting of several large rocks interspersed with canyons that you can walk through to observe attached life such as walls of red Gorgonians, encrusting Anemones, various varieties of Sponges and Doris.

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The site consists of a series of rocks running from north to south at a depth of 8 to 18 metres. At the end of this rocky bar surrounded by posidonia, towards the south, you will find a statue of a mermaid.

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The rock, of imposing size, is cut by large faults and decorated with holes and scree on its periphery. The eastern side of the rock has a drop off covered in gorgonians and sponges. In the vicinity, if you move away a little, you will find other small rocks covered with fish.

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Formed by three big boulders cut by two faults, this plateau presents an emerging ridge at 11 meters to die on a sandy bottom at 25 meters. A loop of the site can be realized by taking the two faults covered with red and yellow gorgonians.

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