Award winning 5*IDC Resort, Golfe Juan, Cote d’Azur

Normal diving conditions have been resumed after the truly apocalyptic weather over the weekend, please see the blog entry below for more about this.  If you were thinking of a short dive break down here don’t let the news put you off, local business needs your custom now more than ever! 

Diamond Diving will be exhibiting at the Birmingham Dive Show on 24th and 25th October.  Flying the flag for the quality of diving in France, with info on PADI Courses, Professional level training and packages for groups.  And a competition to win a long weekend diving for two.

We have just released our Instructor Training schedule for next year, with sessions in late March/early April, late May/early June and late October/early November.       

Now recruiting for Dive Master Internships for the 2016 season.  Between May and mid October.  Real, solid experience in the dive industry, integrating within our team for six weeks and in return trained up as a Dive Master.  Ideally you will be PADI Rescue Diver with RYA Powerboat Level 2 or equivalent.  

Diamond Diving’s PADI 5* IDC Resort is based in Golfe Juan, between Antibes and Cannes, a great base for scuba diving in the South of France.  We can cater to all your scuba diving requirements on the Cote d’Azur, including equipment purchase as we run an Aqualung ProShop. Whether you are a beginner looking for a Discover Scuba Diving experience or a more Advanced Diver looking to gain a further qualifications then we have a variety of scuba diving packages and courses to suit your needs. We run a full GoPro programme including DiveMaster and Instructor training. Choose from a half-day experience to motivate and inspire you to do more, or undertake our PADI Open Water Courses that include confined water training, theory done via eLearning or tablet based applications, and open water dives.  We also teach emergency first aid via the Emergency First Response course. Whatever your requirement, our experienced PADI Instructional team will ensure they deliver a first class service and exceed your expectations. Go on, what are you waiting for…. DIVE IN!!

Latest News

6 October 2015

Cote d’Azur floods

We were sprung out of our beds early Sunday morning by Noemie’s Dad calling and asking us if we had seen the news, and explaining just how bad things were.  Needless to say we feared the worst and driving down the hill from Antibes into Golfe Juan that morning was a humbling experience.  Fortunately the dive centre escaped completely any water damage, and the boats are absolutely fine.  Many of our neighbouring commerces have had their basements completely flooded with stocks and stores written off.  Mud everywhere.  The local baker has lost all of his ovens and working equipment.

The clean up in Golfe Juan-Vallauris and other affected towns is full speed ahead and it looks like the French government is throwing everything at this mess to minimise the negative effects on homes, lives and businesses. This includes putting tax and social charges bills on hold until the businesses concerned get back up on their feet and a fund generated to pay out ahead of the insurance companies processing the claims.  Our thoughts and condolences go to all those that lost their lives in this tragedy and their families.  All this devastation generated by around an hour of the most intense rainfall I have ever witnessed.

On an environmental note this kind of weather disturbance is clearly not going to go away.  So as a community I believe passionately that divers have a responsibility to speak out and make others face up to this very “Inconvenient Truth”.

Diving conditions are expected to be asbsolutely fine for the weekend so for anybody thinking of a late season long weekend break our message would be don’t hesitate…