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Corsica's Mediterranean coastline offers superb scuba diving opportunities. The sea temperature is warmest in August and calm, clear waters, devoid of pollution, make for excellent visibility. For divers, the underwater landscape mirrors the island's mountainous interior, with sheer drops and interesting rock formations. The area is also rich in ocean flora and fauna. Below the surface Corsica is a playground with dramatic rock formations, bright colours, and interesting creatures, as well as a number of wrecks to explore. The Reserve Naturelle des Bouches de Bonifacio is the most visited area, promising outstanding dive conditions. Almost all the gulfs have dive centres and there are wonderful dive sites in and around Ajaccio, Porto Vecchio, Propriano, Cargese, Porto, Calvi and St-Florent. For expert divers, one of the top dive sites is the wreck of a B-17 bomber near Calvi. The peak dive season is between June and August.

Before setting off on a Corsican diving adventure, remember to bring diving qualifications and arrange adequate insurance. Some challenging dives may also require prior medical clearance. There are at least 30 dive centres on the island so visitors won't struggle to find the facilities, equipment and information they need once there.