Corsica: Scuba Diving
A little slice of heaven (out of peak season)
The clean waters of Corsica are due to the virtual absence of pollution. Corsica's coastal waters rank among the cleanest and clearest in the Mediterranean so for divers this is an ideal spot. The marine landscape mirrors the island's mountainous interior, with sheer drops and rock formations as well as a seabed rich in flora and fauna to explore. Corsica is a water lover's haven and is regarded as one of the best places to dive in Europe. The clear diving conditions and temperatures of the water easily pass for tropical. Corsica's inlets and beaches are endless and the island is home to 30 diving centres to be found along its 1000km coastline. Great diving in Corsica can be found all around the island. The Revellata peninsula near Calvi is where you can dive to the wreck of a WWII bomber. There is a marine reserve at Bonifacio and the 'cathédrales' off the coast at Porto Pollo in the Valinco is another great site. The spectacularly rugged landscape on the dry side of the shoreline continues underwater in the form of more mountains and canyons, sharp peaks and rocky masses. Underwater there are incredible carpets of yellow flowering anemone, red coral and gorgonian. Whilst diving in the beautiful depths of the Mediterranean you will be treated to such sights as grouper, brown meagre and dentex and there are a number of easily accessible wrecks to explore. Corsica's superb underwater territory has been remarkably well preserved; this is thanks to the careful management of two internationally renowned marine nature reserves.