Diving in France is one of the best in Europe with famous diving spots such as the Port-Cros and Calanques National Parks and famous dives such as the Grec and the Rubis shipwrecks. France is a great destination for scuba divers who love wreck diving and groupers. A little less known, you can also give a try at diving in Thau Lagoon.
The marine life in France is mostly about groupers, octopus, barracudas, moray eels and nudibranchs. It’s the right place to go for experienced divers mainly. Due to the water temperatures, regarding scuba gear, it is most common to scuba dive there in a 7 mm wetsuit. The best time of the year is often from July to September. The best dive sites can be reached by boat.
Below you will find all my best scuba diving stories from diving in France. I share my top tips on how to organise your trip, my favourites dives, what is the best itinerary or how to do it without breaking the bank. From a travel budget point of view, France is a mid-range budget destination, so you may need to save up but not as much as you think.
Diving in France is also about diving in its overseas territories from the Caribbean to the South Pacific. You will find more blog posts in my dedicated categories to New Caledonia and French Polynesia.