Marine Life

Cote d’Azur marine life

What will you see? A common misconception is that the French Med is “fished out” and that the locals have eaten most of the sea-life. This is a long way from the truth and having dived along the coast regularly since 2004 we can say definitively that Cote d’Azur marine life populations are at a good level and on the rise.  A very good example of this is the Mediterranean Grouper, arguably the most emblematic species of this part of the Med (Latin name, Epinephelus Marginatus), that nearly become extinct in the 1980’s, but is now a protected species.  Depending on the time of year that you choose to dive with us, among the highlights you might see are:

  • Barracuda
  • Grouper
  • Sunfish
  • Lobster
  • Crayfish
  • Moray eels and cleaner shrimps
  • Conger eels
  • Cuttlefish
  • Jackfish
  • Gorgonian fans
  • Monkfish
  • Scorpion-fish
  • Nudi-branches and sea-slugs
  • Multiple colourful encrusting sponges
  • Dentex (pelagic snapper)
  • Octopi
  • Rays

A very healthy coastal marine ecosystem with a diversity and density of life that continually surprises and delights our clients.