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Le Grand Bleu

The dive site known as the "Grand Bleu" drop off is situated in front of Port Louis' marina, offering a depth range of 20 to 48 meters. As you drift along this stunning drop off, you'll be mesmerized by the vibrant blue surroundings and the diverse reef ecosystem. However, it's important to stay vigilant and watch out for the potential effects of narcosis, especially for deep-sea diving enthusiasts.

Prepare to encounter an awe-inspiring array of marine life at the "Grand Bleu" drop off. Eagle rays, kingfish, barracudas, and pterois are just a few of the fascinating creatures you may come across. The underwater landscape features intriguing wire corals, whip corals, barrel sponges, colonial ascidians, comatulas, lobsters, moray eels, schools of manioc, and spiny crabs.

The descent into the depths is gentle until you reach a depth of 30 meters, after which it becomes more pronounced with a distinct verticality leading down to 48 meters at the sandy bottom. This exceptional dive site is conveniently located just a short 5-minute boat ride away from the port, making it an ideal location for advanced and expert divers to hone their deep-sea diving skills. Keep in mind that there may be moderate currents to consider.

Exploring the reef reveals a mesmerizing array of crevices waiting to be discovered. Equipping yourself with a torch will allow you to peer into these intriguing nooks and crannies. Don't forget to also keep an eye on the open blue waters, as sightings of eagle rays, large kingfish, and big barracuda are not uncommon.

When diving at this depth, it's crucial to manage your saturation levels carefully and adhere to the instructions provided by your diving director. Additionally, stay alert for any signs of narcosis in your dive buddy. Remember to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during your deep diving course, ensuring that you plan your dive in advance to maximize your experience.

The visibility at the "Grand Bleu" drop off is approximately 17 meters, allowing divers to fully appreciate the breathtaking underwater scenery. With a maximum depth of 37 meters, this dive site presents an exhilarating challenge for those seeking an unforgettable diving adventure. Located in France, specifically near Marina de Port-Louis, Rue Pasteur, Bourg de Port-Louis, Port-Louis, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, 97117, France.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 4, 2023

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Overview of Le Grand Bleu

Depth:37m
Visibility: 0m - 17m
Experience level:
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