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Scuba Diving in France

Dive shops in France

Click on the green destination names to view dive shops in that area

South of France

North of France

Atlantic Coast

South of France Shops

North of France Shops

Atlantic Coast Shops

Average air temperature : 0 °C to 25 °C

Water temperature : 14 °C to 23 °C

Water visibility : 10 to 30m

Best months to dive : May – November

Average dive price for a 2 tank dive: ?

Type of Diving : non wreck dives – cave dives

Suits : 5mm wet suit summer – dry suits winter

Best dives…

Wreck diving:


A stunning wreck in the Cavalaire Bay is the Espingole, on a sandy bottom. 38m

The Donator, close to Hyeres lies in about 45 m and is upright

One mile from Marseilles lies the wreck of the Liban 30-36m

L’Alice Robert, Collioure – Banyuls 38-45m

Muntitons barges bay of Agay 38m

St Lucien, Collioure Banyuls 38-42

The Togo lies in 51 to 56 m of water, reaching off the bottom to 45 -56m

Non wreck dives : 


Ile de Hyeres

Il du lem du mer

La Fourmigue Golfe Juan

La Sirene

La Vierge

Le Sardinaux, Sainte Maxime

Port Vendres

Pointe la Galere, Port Cros Island



La Londe Les Maures has a lot of exciting things to see. The flora and fauna in this area is definitely very rich

Nice, Antibes, Saint Raphael, La Londe are the best diving destinations in the South of France. These destinations stand out for good visibility and warm weather.

General info…


Language : French

Time : GMT + 1

Currency : Euro

Weather : The weather in France is quite varied. It is warmer than the Uk but not as warm as Spain

Driving : On the right hand side

Electrical power : 220v

Average rainfall :  537 mm to 850 mm

Are visas are required : No

Places to stay : Hotels come in 4 categories from 1 to 4 stars.
B & Bs and Gîtes
Gites d etape these are more like overnight stays for hikers
Camping is very common in France

Nightlife :

Food : Three-star Michelin restaurants to French “brasseries” or “bistros”
The famous baguette: a long, thin loaf
Frogs’ legs have a very fine and delicate taste with flesh that is not unlike chicken
Bourgogne snails
Country of cheese, with nearly 400 different kinds any many more rich goddies