Diving on Reunion Island
It is possible to dive all year round in the tropics. Winter, from May to September, is the peak season for swell coming from the South. The water is at its coolest (23°C to 26°C) but the unique song of the cetaceans is sure to warm up your excursions! In summer, the hurricane season extends from October to April. The water temperature can reach up to 30°C. This is the period when the reef is richest in life with predators and clouds of juvenile fish! If you love tranquillity, the months of November and December, and especially May to June, will be most appropriate.
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Discover Scuba Diving
Discover Scuba Diving is the unforgettable moment when for about twenty minutes, accompanied by an instructor, you discover a fabulous world on the outer slope of a coral reef.
Every morning and afternoon, whether you’re a beginner, in training or an autonomous diver we offer a dozen or so sites twenty meters deep, where you will see barracudas, turtles and a multitude of species of surgeonfish, triggerfish, rays etc. Meet at 8am or 1pm.
If you want to explore the depths below twenty meters and you have Level 2 or PE40 we offer regular early morning trips, which meet at 7am. We can also organise other trips of this type on request.
You have Level 1 and you want to dive before going to work, to see all the wildlife plants waking up, a different light and parrotfish coming out of their mucus bubbles. We offer a meeting at 5.30am. We can also organise other trips of this type on request.
If you want to do two dives in the morning, this trip is made for you. It is possible to dive with nitrox on this type of trip. Meet at the club at 7am.
Long Day Trips
These trips are intended for divers with Level 1 minimum depending on the sites chosen. The first dive will be on a site far away and the second will be on the way back. Everyone is free to take what they want for lunch. It is quite common to see dolphins on this kind of trip.
During August and September come and watch these marine mammals. An unforgettable souvenir available to everyone. Departures every day from 8am to 12pm and from 1pm to 5pm.
We offer FFESSM and NAMP training courses and SSI from Level 1 to Level 4. All training programmes start with an assessment and we customize your training and organise your schedule according to your availability.
This is the first diving level. It consists of 6 dives and will allow you to progress safely, diving up to 20 meters deep with a group of supervised divers.
This is the first level of autonomy, it allows you to explore with 1 or 2 team mates up to 20m and 40m with a supervisor. We do this over 10 dives with teaching support from a book that we provide for you.
This is the highest level of diving, which will allow you to dive with team mates to your own level as far as 60m. We do this over 10 dives with teaching support from a book that we provide for you.
Level 4 certified
This allows you to supervise Level 1 divers in the 20m band and for those who have ambitions to coach it is necessary preparatory training.
Nitrox basic and advanced training
The basic nitrox training means that after 2 dives you can dive from 0 to 40 meters with oxygen-enriched gas mixtures comprising between 32 and 40% O2 and the nitrox advanced training means that after 4 dives you will be able to dive with 2 gases with decompressions adapted to your dives.
Emergency First Response training
The aim of the training which provides this skill is to acquire the knowledge and know-how necessary to undertake the proper actions intended to preserve the physical integrity of a diving accident victim before they are supported by the emergency services.
Focus on cetaceans
The southern winter is the time humpback whales choose to frolic off the coast of Reunion Island, reproduce or calve. The females, which can measure up to 16 metres in length and weigh up to 43 tonnes, can easily be observed from the coast or by boat between June and October. You can thus enjoy the unforgettable sight of these cetaceans jumping out of the water, tapping their fins on the surface or swimming beside your boat! Thrills guaranteed! If you plan to visit outside of the winter season, it is not uncommon to see dolphins emerging from the water, diving and resurfacing.
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