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Diving in France

Storybook France has more to offer travelers that lovely cities and epic towers. Scuba divers rejoice, there’s plenty for you to see during your visit, too!

Diving in France

Quick facts

Surrounded by three seas, there is no shortage of diving in France. The country is large, and the dives are diverse.

Northern France is where you go to wreck dive. There are hundreds of wrecks to see, especially along the beach where D-Day occurred. The region is easily accessible, and you can shore dive to several of the wrecks.

In the South of France head to the small islands offshore, or the lovely sites between Nice and Cannes. It is common to have visibility up to 30 meters in these clean, clear waters.

Divers will not want to miss Corsica, an island in France’s Mediterranean. There are fantastic corals clinging to canyon walls, overwhelmed by attractive fish. Shipwrecks can also be found here, and there is even a wrecked plane to check out.

When to go

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What to see

Unfortunately, a great deal of the marine life has been overfished in Northern France, though many species are slowly making a comeback. Larger creatures like whales and dolphins are common in this area, passing through to more fertile waters.

In the Mediterranean and the French Riviera there is tremendous diversity. You can see animals both large and small. Seals and tremendous grouper are often seen cruising through these seas.

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Country

The region of France has been inhabited for almost 2 million years. Hunter gatherers have long lived in this area with its fertile soil and plentiful wildlife. Deep in a cave in Lascaux is incredibly well preserved cave art, just recently discovered.

People over time learned and grew, and France’s medieval period is one of the most mesmerizing. Ancient structures can be found all throughout the country. Famous painters and artists came from France in droves, supplementing the world with incomparable masterpieces.

Today, there is a huge diversity of life in France. You can live in the major cities, out in smaller towns, or way out in the countryside. Life is good in this beautiful landscape.

Other attractions

France offers the world fine dining, exceptional countryside, and highly renowned cities. Go to Paris for a romantic getaway, or scoot down to the south of France for a relaxing trip, sampling wine and farm fresh cheese. There are rivers to cruise and vistas to take in no matter where in France you choose to stay.

Getting there

Within large cities you can use metros, trams, or taxis. Further out it is recommended to take the bus, or to rent a car.

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230 V

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