Review, Scuba Diving in Corsica

by spotmydive

Marine life

Sea Horse
Moray eel
Slipper lobster

Corsica, beauty island, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful islands in France. It hosts many natural reserves as Scandola, the Straits of Bonifacio, Finocchiarola, Cerbicale, Tre Padule of Suartone and the Scandola Nature Reserve, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the south, the Gulf of Porto is famous for its exceptional reefs with beautiful drooping red porphyry. South of Bonifacio, the Lavezzi islands are popular with photographers for its huge cliffs that harbor colonies of brown groupers. To the delight of divers, the dive sites of Corsica contains, in its clear waters, all the marine life of the Mediterranean for a majestic ballet of colors and shapes.

When to go diving in Corsica

Generally, the best time to dive in Corsica is between the months of May and the month of October, avoiding, if possible, the months of July and August due to mass tourism .

Scuba diving conditions

Visibility is generally good in Corsica averaging 15 to 20 meters . Sagone on diving spots and Propriano, Calvi, around Bonifacio and the Lavezzi Islands, visibility may even climb up to 30 meters.

Current: Due to the low tidal range in the Mediterranean, sea currents , in Corsica , were small.

Difficulty: In Corsica , diving is possible for all ,, and experienced divers will appreciate Palmer Ort sites or MV Alcione C, rich in wrecks , while beginners can dive in complete safety on the Tabernacle of the site.

The water temperature in Corsica up to 26 ° C in August . In winter it can drop to 12 ° C, an integral combination is highly recommended !

What to see while diving and snorkeling in Corsica?


The waters of Corsica are full of life , all the marine life of the Mediterranean can be found there. You can meet many dentex, amberjacks, bonitos, sea turtles and groupers. Most of the dive sites are performed along submarine canyons or cutlery falling on corals and sponges. Moreover , Corsica is an island with many wrecks from the Second World War , which will delight lovers of history!