Scuba diving in Grand Tombant de la Pointe au Sel
La Pointe au Sel is an underwater coral formation ranging from 25m/82ft to 60m/197ft in depth.
When to go
The water temperature is about 25-27C/77-81F in February and about 20-22C/68-72F in August. The water visibility is good, however, the site is still recommended to experienced divers only due to the strong currents. February is the hottest month with air temperature staying as high as 28C/82F and the coldest month is July with air temperature staying around 22C/72F.
What to see
The huge drop-off starts around 25m/82ft and ends at 71m/233ft and is considered one of the best dive sites on La Reunion. The schools of trevallies, tunas, barracudas and sometimes even manta rays, devil rays, John Dory, Napoleon wrasse, Mako shark, lemon shark, dolphins or whale-sharks can be seen here. There are various types of dives available including drift dive, wall, deep dive, reef and ambiance.