15 Jun DMC in Corsica
Looking for an enchanting diving spot in France ? Don’t look anymore : Corsica is waiting for you. Rightly named the Isle of Beauty, Corsica is world famous for its scenic beaches and majestic peaks. However, its most beautiful treasures are found in its waters, and the island’s most impressive marine sights are found in its nature reserves. Experienced divers are unanimous on this subject: the Cerbicales islands, a protected area, the Lavezzi islands, the Finochiarola archipelago and Scandola reserve are truly enchanting, where many hobbies and careers have been spawned from a first scuba dive in Corsica’s waters. At the heart of these magnificent protected zones, surrounded by slipper lobsters and date mussels, you can transform yourself into a fearless explorer as you discover the island’s unique Mediterranean coastline. You can get in contact with one of the many diving clubs, whose instructors will introduce you to some hidden and undiscovered diving spots. And for those who prefer more leisurely pursuits, why not don a snorkel and mask? Perfect for more shallow waters, snorkelling is the ideal way to experience a variety of reefs, while guided snorkelling tours provide an insight into marine biology. Corsica is also made for regular fishing and harpoon fishing enthusiasts, with the island’s gentle climate and translucent waters favouring an abundant variety of rock fish. But if, like Hemingway, boat fishing is more your thing, make sure you head for Ajaccio, a town reflected in the waters of its old port. In the company of some of the island’s most experienced sea captains, you will patiently learn traditional « berley » and « dragnet » fishing techniques to help you catch noble species such as dentex, leerfish and barracuda. On the island, fishing is a way of life combining pleasure, curiosity and conviviality in equal measure. There, take time to observe the locals who live in close communion with the sea : this is such an integral part of the Corsican character.