First scuba diving experience in Saint-Gilles, Reunion Island

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From 8 years-old and up

Realize your first scuba diving experience in Saint-Gilles-les-Bains, on the west coast of Reunion Island, with Reunion Diving !

Realize your first scuba diving experience in Saint-Gilles-les-Bains, on the west coast of Reunion Island, with Reunion Diving !

Located south of Saint-Paul, Saint-Gilles and its lagoon are ideal for a first dive in Reunion Island. It is at a maximum depth of 6 meters, where the underwater fauna and flora are the richest and where the light still offers a lot of visibility, that you will realize your very first diving experience. You will go to a dive site around Saint-Gilles chosen according to the sea and weather conditions in order to enjoy your first dive in complete safety.

You will leave by boat from the port of Saint-Gilles, between the beach of Roches Noires and the beach of Brisants, to reach the diving site where you will have the opportunity to observe the rich marine biodiversity of Reunion Island: clown fish, turtles, giant anemones, etc., you will spend a magical moment discovering it during your first dive! You will stay underwater for a total of 25 minutes, with a state-qualified instructor at your side to guide you and ensure your safety.

Sheltered from the sun on board the boat while the other divers are doing their first dive, you may be able to observe dolphins or even whales during the season from July to October! So don't wait any longer and come to Saint-Gilles in Reunion Island for your first dive!

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Practical information

Course of events

- Reception at the center at the appointment time

- Presentation of the center and the activity, check if you have any medical contraindications

- Distribution of the equipment (fins, mask and 4mm shorty suit) while the instructor prepares the tanks

- Briefing on board the boat in the shade and 5 to 20 minutes navigation to the dive site

- You will stay on the site for a total of 1.5 hour, with 3 baptisms taking place one after the other: you will spend 30 minutes in the water with the instructor, including 25 minutes underwater.

- While waiting for your turn or once your turn is over, you will be able to rest on board the boat, in the shade, with water and tea at your disposal

- Return to the dive center after 5 to 20 minutes of navigation

- Debriefing on the fish seen during the dive, then handing over of a first scuba dive diploma

Activity requirements

A parental authorization will be required for unaccompanied minors.

Activity forbidden to pregnant women and to people suffering from lung, cardiovascular or ear problems.

Special terms

It is not necessary to know how to swim to do your first dive, but be sure to tell the instructor before the beginning of the activity if you can't swim.

Meeting point:
REUNION DIVING Scuba diving center - PORT DE, 97434, Reunion Island
Spoken languages:French
  • All the scuba diving equipment
  • Instructor
  • First scuba dive certificate
  • Water and tea
  • Photos
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Camera / Go-pro


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Sylvain A., Réunion — 22/06/2024
Super moment passé avec Hugo. Instructeur calme et professionnel. Un vrai bonheur
Sylvie G., France — 28/02/2024
Activité à pratiquer en famille dans la bonne humeur
ines L., France — 08/01/2024
Expérience merveilleusement incroyable ! je recommande!
David K., France — 07/12/2023
Un très bon moment moniteur très sympathique il vous accompagne à votre rythme franchement très belle expérience
Anne D., France — 14/01/2024

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