La Gabinière (Parc national de Port-Cros)

Small island within the Port-Cros National Park

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Calanque au Lou: 42° 59' 17.10" N, 6° 23' 46.26" E
Calanque au Sombre: 42° 59' 21.24" N, 6° 23' 47.22" E
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Data & Description

Rating¹:
outstanding

Difficulty²:
advanced diver

Diving permit:
Anyone who does not dive there with a dive center must first sign the protection agreement with the national park in the harbor in the office of the national park by hand (!) and show it at checks. Otherwise, there is a risk of a dismissal!

Local dive center:
European Diving School

Weather:

WetterOnline
Das Wetter für
Hyeres

 

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Description dive spot:
The classic dive, which is probably carried out here by all dive centers on site, begins in the Calanque au Lou (Wolf Bay). Then left shoulder to the underwater rocks. On the rocks between 15 and 40 meters, there are many gorgonians and larger groupers. Then head north past the Tombant Est. Then steep wall east. The dive ends in Calanque au Sombre (Shadow Bay).
Sometimes strong current prevails here, then the dive site can only be dived on the back side, but then very comfortable with the current.
Dive site within the national park with a lot of fish. Big groupers, in open water barracudas, mackerel and barbel. On the reef you can watch goldlines and snails.

Contributed by:
Martin Sebald, Alexander Schönleber

Last content update:
2007/02/20

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¹ Dive site rating: The rating is a five star rating ("poor" to "outstanding") and based on the dive site itself and on the comparison of all dive sites in the area. It also reflects the personal opinion and preference of the contributor.
² Dive site difficulty: The difficulty rating is a five star rating ("beginner" to "technical diver") and based on the personal opinion of the contributor and maybe also on the experience the contributor had when diving this site. We take absolutly no responsibility for diving accidents or anything else. Please always be a safe diver and dive your level of experience and please also be aware of local laws and regulations there might be.
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