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Corsica's Mediterranean coastline offers superb 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 rock formations. The area is also rich in ocean flora and fauna. Below the surface Corsica is a playground with dramatic rock formations, bright reds and yellows, and interesting creatures, as well as a number of wrecks to explore. The Reserve Naturelle des Bouches de Bonifacio is the most visited area with outstanding dive conditions. Almost all the gulfs have dive centres and there are 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 your Corsican diving adventure, remember that you must bring your diving qualifications with you and that you will require adequate insurance to enjoy the activity. You may also need a medical clearance if you are tackling challenging dives. There are at least 30 dive centres on the island so you won't struggle to find the facilities, equipment and information you need once there.