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Dive Review of Porquerolles Plongee in
General Travel/Other Locations/France, Cte d’Azure

Porquerolles Plongee: "Diving in a marine park in the French Mediterranean", Jul, 2018,

by Andrew Falconer , WA, AU (Top Contributor Top Contributor 48 reports with 23 Helpful votes). Report 10510.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments As part of a wider trip in Europe, I spent two days on Ille de Porquerolles, which is part of the Port Close National Park, just off the meditarrean coast of France. I was told that this was the best place to dive in France.
Access to the island is by fast boat from Hyeres, a trip of about 15 minutes.
The island itself was quite nice, with no vehicles, only bicycle and foot traffic.
I did two dives, one off Port Close island reputed to be the best fish dive in France, during which I lost count of the number of groupers, a function of the fact that it has been a no fishing zone for many years. In terms of groupers, it was probably the best dive I have done.
The second dive was on a wreck, a ship that sank off Porquerolles after the Second World War (struck a German island), reputed to be the best wreck dive in France. As far as wreck dives it was ok, but I have been spoilt by other wreck sites.
Websites Porquerolles Plongee   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vanuatu, South Africa, Iceland, Scotland, Norway, Cuba, Maldives, Chuuk, Galapagos, Phillipines, Sri Lanka
Closest Airport Hyères Getting There Fly Paris to Hyères

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 21-23°C / 70-73°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10-15 M / 33-49 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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