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Best Diving Destinations in Corsica
The Most Beautiful Dive Sites in Corsicaall 19 dive sites
Corsica Island is situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea in the western Mediterranean, 160 km/99mi south-west of the French Riviera and 82 km/50mi west of the coast of Tuscany. Corsica diving is some of the best in Europe. It offers a variety of fantastic diving opportunities and dive sites that can be discovered all over Corsica. From the undisturbed marine life in the natural Marine Reserve at Bonifacio to the breath-taking rock formations or as the locals call them, ‘cathédrales’ just off the coast of Porto Pollo in the Valincio. Corsica is also home to many cargo and WWII wrecks. Divers here can explore sheer drop offs, deep canyons, needle sharp peaks, and fanciful rock formations. Because of the unpoluted waters the largest variety of seaweed, kelp, and sponges in Europe is found here. Divers can explore colorful coral reefs populated with a myriad of fish, from tiny anchovies and shrimp to large groupers. Sharks, eels, rays, marlin, tuna, and even sea turtles (including the rare loggerhead) can be seen in the waters of Corsica. Among a great variety of dive sites off the island, the most popular are The Lavezzi Marine Reserve, The US B17 wreck, Drunken Wreck, US P47 Fighter Plane. Dive centers on Corsica have all the required equipment, so you do not have to travel loaded with all your gear.
When to go to Corsica
Diving season in Corsica is at its best between May and September. Thanks to the Mediterranean climate, the average air temperature in the summer is around 28C/82F and in the winter around 12C/54F. The average water temperature is about 24C/75F in the summer and 14C/58F in the winter. Clear waters off Corsica provide good visibility of more than 30m/98ft.