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. 

There are a couple of dive services and at least 5 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

La Dive Bouteille

If you'd like to go diving, you should consider La Dive Bouteille. La Dive offers PADI, CMAS, CMAS, and ANMP dive training for beginners and those who are looking to advance their skills. The dives, meanwhile, are all two-tanks and depart at 8:30 a.m., returning at around 12:30 p.m. They are located in central Terre de Haut.

Another option is Pisquettes Plongee. With Pisquettes you can participate in several different PADI certification courses, plus participate in daily dives to numerous locations throughout the Les Sainted archipelago. You can call them at (059) 099-8880.

Check out the following chart for details concerning dive service operators.

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

Some information regarding some of the area's dive sites are shown in the chart below.

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 diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, read this exhaustive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.


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