Divers have a range of options: the many diving centres offer beginners courses and first dives at famously easy spots (Cap la Houssaye); while proficient divers have a wide choice of spots to explore with wrecks off Boucan Canot, Saint-Gilles or Saint-Leu, the L’Ermitage pass (Saint-Gilles) with turtles and the Pointe au Sel (Saint-Leu) with a 70-metre drop and tuna, carangidae, dolphins, and more.
And from June to October, the cetaceans pass by the west coast. Passenger boat trips and supervised underwater sea hikes take you to watch humpback whales, subject to respecting the approach charter and regulations. Several companies also organise safe boat trips for dolphin watching.
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