DIVING IN CORSICA
This island has different nature reserves such as Finocchiarola (north), Tre Padule de Suartone and the Cerbicale Islands (Southeast), Lavezzi Islands (south) and the famous reserve of Scandola and the Gulf of Porto (Northwest), declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
Although due to lack of time we were unable to go to the Finocchiarola reserve in the north, we were able to go to the other 3 dive sites:
Loation of the best diving spots in Corsica
Diving on this island will take us to discover rich rock bottoms with posidonia, dive with groupers, moray eels, diplodus, jacks, … and many other species of the Mediterranean sea among spectacular submerged rock canyons.
Additionally, lovers of macro life will be amazed at the number of nudibranchs and other tiny species of flora and fauna that this island is home to. There is also the possibility of diving in shipwrecks around the island (although we did not have the opportunity to do any such dive).
lIST OF DIVING SITES VISITED:
- We stayed 1 more week after doing the GR20 to dive and discover the coast of Corsica, the best if possible, would be to stay 2 days per area.
- In the Strait of Bonifaccio the wind can blow a lot, so it is possible that the planned dives will be canceled, and in this case, better to have a plan B.
- Call the diving clubs in advance to book your dives. We find the clubs through this website.
- In summer the water Tº is 25ºC (up to approximately 15 / 20m), so a wet suit is enough.
- We moved around the island with our camper car, spending the night in campsites and this gave us a lot of flexibility and autonomy, in addition to the fact that we love this way of traveling!
- In addition to diving, snorkelling at Palombaggia beach (south of PortoVechio) and at Gradelle beach (in the Gulf of Porto, and spending the night at the same campsite) is highly recommended. Also the beaches around Bonifaccio are natural and very beautiful.