The best scuba diving and snorkelling spots
Guadeloupe Islands are full of exceptional seabed, and will delight lovers of scuba diving or snorkelling.
The Réserve Cousteau
The best-known site is the Cousteau Reserve off the Malendure beach in Basse-Terre. This is made up of Pigeon Islets and above all of exceptional seabed, you will find coral reefs, sea turtles and sometimes hear the song of whales in the heart of a Caribbean Sea at 26 ° C.
The reserve owes its name to Commander Cousteau who wanted to make this place a protected site and above all accessible to all.
Several options are available to you to discover the site: by kayak from the beach with your masks and snorkels or otherwise go scuba diving with the many professionals present on Malendure beach!
And if you want to think outside the box and explore an unusual setting, then come and dive at night! You will discover the nightlife of the seabed, in the simple light of the lighthouses for a fascinating underwater dimension!
Sec Pâté, the submarine mountain in Les Saintes
Direction Les Saintes for an excursion rich in discoveries and surprises! The Sec Pâté is a real underwater mountain that is completely invisible from the surface. Located in the middle of the Canal des Saintes, between Basse-Terre and the Saintes archipelago. This is a must see place for scuba diving enthusiasts! The site is made up of three rocky peaks around which live many coral fish, such as the Royal Angel, sea bream or barracudas.
Lovers of scuba diving or snorkelling, this is a heavenly place that will allow you to admire both fish from the Atlantic Ocean and fish from the Caribbean coast. So get your fins and snorkels!
The Grand Cul-de-Sac marin in Sainte-Rose
Departing from La Creole Beach Hotel & Spa, discover the treasures of the Grand Cul-de-sac marin. During this guided excursion, you will cross the mangrove swamp, a maritime swamp and discover a mangrove forest. Arrived at the level of the shoals, you will be able to perceive sea urchins or starfish. Then head for the coral reef for a well-deserved swim as close as possible to the coral fauna. Now is the time to take out your snorkelling gear to discover the protected seabed.
The experience will mark you!
Both ecological, kayaking, and confusing, it will remain unique in its kind.
Once you have passed the mangroves, you will reach the level of the shallows to perceive sea urchins or starfish. Then head for the coral reef for a well-deserved swim as close as possible to the coral fauna. It’s time to take out your snorkelling gear to discover the underwater wonders !