You are already a certified diver and wish to dive in Reunion Island? Discover the magnificent diving spots all around the Bay of Saint-Leu during exploration dives with Excelsus instructors!
Guided diving in the Bay of Saint-Leu will allow you to discover the rich fauna and flora of the Natural Marine Reserve of Reunion Island with a guide who knows perfectly all the spots to visit. Depending on your level and your desires, but also on the weather, you will be able to explore a multitude of sites between the Hermitage pass and La Pointe au Sel offering environments as different as each other: coral flats, 80 meters drop offs, wrecks, caves, tunnels, drifting, etc.
In addition to these exceptional reliefs, you will have, depending on the season, the possibility to meet all the species living in the coral reef: tunas, barracudas, eagle rays and stingrays, but also turtles, dolphins and even humpback whales in season! The diving sites are all less than 30 minutes by boat from the port of Saint-Leu.
Hermitage Pass - Open Water minimum
On a bottom of about 6 and 22 meters, green turtles have chosen to install their "cleaning station". You can also meet schools of captains or fusiliers, which have their quarters there, and sometimes even schools of eagle rays. Rocks and faults follow one another in this dive where, as for all the passes, the exchanges between the lagoon and the open sea have created a breathtaking diversity of fauna and flora!
3 Pools - Level 1 minimum
Beautiful coral reef between boulders and sandy bottom where you will go in search of hidden arches. You can see stingrays.
The Antonio Lorenzo - Wreck, Level 2 minimum
Laying on its side, this wreck lies at a depth of 40 meters. This old trawler was sunk only in 1999 and is gradually colonizing. You will start to see several species of fish.
Sec Zitte - Level 1 minimum
This is the ideal spot for macro photographers! You will see the anchor of a trawler on the 30 meters zone and will evolve along numerous coral domes on a sandy bottom and a field of anemones with its clown fish, scorpion fish, etc.
The 2 Arches - Open Water minimum
An absolute must for the beauty of this diving spot with its thousand colors: arches, canyons, coral reef, etc. You will immerse yourself in the schools of convict surgeons and discover the leaf fish that live on the outer slope of the coral reef.
Kiosk Garden - Level 1 minimum
Succession of very uneven canyons from 3 to 25 meters deep. This is one of the most varied dives in terms of fish and corals. You will slip between small arches and caves hidden along the walls.
Golden Bank - Level 1 minimum
A gently sloping drop-off interspersed with small canyons and sandbanks. You will meet some fish on this spot, ideal for a recovery or training dive.
Green House - Level 1 minimum
A gently sloping drop off with coral domes, very rich in fauna and flora. You will meet squids and schools of snappers.
The nose of the Pharaoh - Level 2 minimum
You will descend to a depth of 27 meters, on the end of a drop off. Fish, crustaceans and nudibranchs are on the program. You will sometimes finish the dive on the plateau of Boxy's Canyon.
Boxy's Canyon - Level 1 minimum
Small drop-off whose top is 8 meters deep. The coral branches that cover it are home to a multitude of fish species. The bottom at 20 meters and its multiple crevices are home to leopard morays, beauclaires and small brittle stars. Going further out to sea, a second, larger drop-off will be accessible to experienced divers.
Pointe au Sel - Level 2 minimum
THE deep dive of Reunion Island, THE drop off. On this simply impressive spot, you will swim between tunas, barracudas, loaches, humphead parrots and sometimes, in November, hammerhead sharks!
Sec Jaune - Level 1 minimum
One of the most beautiful dive sites in Saint-Leu. A very rich coral plateau with anemones, sponges, hard corals and black sandy bottoms frequented by a multitude of fish. A unique relief with extraordinary light effects.
And if you are a certified diver able to dive without a guide, don't hesitate to do an autonomous exploration dive with your own equipment!