Scuba diving in La Passe de l'Hermitage
La Passe de l'Hermitage is located 6km/3.7mi south from St.Gilles. The average depth here is 18m/59ft with the max depth of 23m/75,5ft. There are various types of dives available.
When to go
The average water temperature is around 27C/81F from January to March and 23C/73F from July to September. The air temperature in the winter is 28C/82F and 24C/75F in the summer. The water is clean and clear with medium visibility of 5-10m/16-33ft.
What to see
Arguably it is the best dive site on the West of La Reunion. Divers can choose between drop-off, rubbles, cave, pinnacle, shallow reef flat, rocky canyon and barrier reef. Stingrays, eagle rays, barracudas, moray eels, tuna, turtles, groupers, scorpion fish, lionfish, crayfish, triggerfish, leaf fish, lizardfish, batfish and stonefish can be found here.