The magical fjords
A diver’s playground just next to Marseille
Time seems to stand still in the Calanques National Park, one of France’s most beautiful diving hotpots and a little corner of paradise, where typical maritime vegetation adorns cliffs gazing over the Bay of Marseille. An absolute must for amateur and confirmed scuba divers alike, the site is home to over 70 diving hotspots with a wealth of impressive underwater caves, wrecks and drop-offs dwelling in its depths. Head to Ile Jarre in Riou to discover a plethora of subsea treasures, or Ile de Pomègues in Frioul, where ancient wrecks testify to a thriving sea trade in bygone days. Never tried you hand at diving before? No problem – simply opt for a maiden dive led by qualified instructors from L’Atelier de la Mer.