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Diving in Deshaies

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When to go to Deshaies

Deshaies is a year-round destination. The period of December through May is considered the dry season, while June through November is considered more humid. The average air temperature in coastal areas of the islands ranges between 22-30C/72-86F and in the inland areas, from 19C/66F to 27C/81F. Scuba diving is possible throughout the year. The average water temperature stays around 29C/84F in the Summer and 26C/79F in the Winter. Average visibility varies between 20-30m/65-98ft.

Scuba diving in Deshaies

Deshaies is located on the northwest coast of Basse-Terre Island. The closest international airport is Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport that is located in 40km/24.8mi. Deshaies is a popular destination among tourists and divers alike. Scuba diving here is available year-round and suites divers of all levels of experience. The sites consist of reefs with a variety of corals, caves, drop-offs, wrecks and an abundant marine life which includes moray eels, lobsters, sea bream, sea turtles, large barracuda, and other underwater creatures. Some of the most visited dive sites off Deshaies include Les Gros Morne, The Ferry Caves, La Pointe Ferry, Pointe Batterie and La Pointe aux Fous. Also some populsar dive sites are located in the Réserve Cousteau at Pigeon Island off the western coast of Basse-Terre.