Beneath the Caribbean sea, rich and abundant marine life can be enjoyed while snorkelling

Martinique has unparalleled diving spots, including the famous Diamond Rock. With a face mask and regulator in your mouth, dive in backwards to discover the colourful, diverse underwater sea life.

1. An aquatic ballet below the cliffs

Martinique boasts incredible scenery both above and below its seas. The Antilles Islands have plenty of dive spots for fans seeking spectacular underwater adventures. The north is famous for its wrecks and black sand seabed. To the west, in Anses d’Arlet, you'll find gentle currents and an array of seahorses and angel fish. As for the south, it's home to stunning reefs and colourful sights. Beginner or experienced? Take your first dive in the Caribbean and marvel at the diverse, fascinating aquatic ballet performed by its incredible marine life.

2. Shipwrecks with a tale to tell

Following a volcanic eruption, numerous boats were sunk, leaving behind a treasure trove of wrecks for divers to explore. The Saint Pierre wrecks were caused by the eruption of Mount Pelée on 8th May 1902, and have since become a favourite dive spot for both beginner and experienced divers. Dive down and explore ships that now lie between 20 and 80 metres below the surface. Watch kingfish and Japanese conger eels weave around these watery ruins. At night, other marine animals that are attracted to light come out to play. Observe them with your headlamp in a silent world where the only sound you'll hear is from underwater bubbles.

3. The thousand and one facets of the Diamond Rock

Martinique has more to offer than its wrecks, with numerous exceptional dive sites. The most famous? Diamond Rock, considered to be the most beautiful one on the island. A huge rock that seems to float on the sea, this former pirate hideout offers a complete change of scenery that's fun to explore. Beginner, intermediate and experience divers can explore its cliff face and cavern, home to curious turtles that will often swim up to divers for a close encounter of an aquatic kind.

At only a 15-minute boat ride from Diamond Rock, Club Med Les Boucaniers resort is an ideal base from which to explore this natural wonder. Kids from 8 years old upwards can blow their first bubbles* in a creek or go snorkelling nearer the surface. Enjoy your first scuba dive* by exploring the depths around Martinique. Want to improve your diving skills? Sign up for a PADI Open Water Diver* course. Learn how to gear up and master your buoyancy. You'll then have the chance to dive down to a maximum depth of 18 metres.

*At extra cost

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