Scuba Diving Near Terre de Haut

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Although Guadeloupe allows tourists to scuba dive on their own and without the help of a licensed dive operator, it is still highly recommended that you hire an experienced local to take you out and under the sea for safety purposes.  That being said, some of the top dive spots surround Terre de Haut near Fort Napoleon, making there many opportunities to participate in the sport. 

You'll find two dive operators and at least 5 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to dive, you should consider La Dive Bouteille. Treating every diver like a VIP, La Dive Bouteille offers both diving courses and daily trips under the sea off the coast. They have a well-equipped dive boat and a highly trained staff on hand to make sure everything goes off without a hitch -- they favor comfort, safety, and a friendly atmosphere over all else. They are located within central Terre de Haut.

Another good option is Pisquettes Plongee. Specializing in training new divers and taking them out on their first dive, Pisquettes is a favorite scuba diving operation in the area. You can call them at (059) 099-8880.

Take a moment to look through the following table to obtain information about diving services in the area.

Dive Operators Near Terre de Haut
Name Phone Location Island
La Dive Bouteille (059) 099-5425 Central Terre de Haut Terre-de-Haut
Pisquettes Plongee (059) 099-8880 0.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Grand Anse Terre-de-Bas

Dive Sites

A few key facts concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites can be seen in the following chart.

Dive Sites Near Terre de Haut
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Current Latitude Longitude
Jardin de Corail Good All Divers 65.6 1-2 knots 15.8710736084 -61.59390449
La Vierge Good All Divers 39.4 1-2 knots 15.8405245361 -61.6131305642
Pain du Sucre Good All Divers 65.6 < 1 knot 15.8638908565 -61.600513453
Pointe Gouvernail Good All Divers 68.9 < 1 knot 15.8630652376 -61.64626121
Sec Pate Excellent Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 82.2 > 2 knots 15.929014718 -61.611328125

To learn more concerning snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this exhaustive guide to diving in the Caribbean.

 

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