Scuba diving in Guadeloupe
Lost in the midst of the Caribbean, at the heart of the Antilles, this little piece of France that is La Guadeloupe stands more than 6000 km away from the motherland and only 2200 km from the United States' coasts. Also called 'Karukera', or 'The beautiful water island', Guadeloupe is actually a group of islands, only two of which are inhabited: Grande Terre, or 'The big Land', and Petite Terre, well hmm... 'The little Land'! On the outskirts of this group are three other islands, administratively attached to it, Marie Galante, la Desirade and the Saints archipelago. The latest, 'Les Saintes', became French in 1635 and today still retains a great creole tradition, that shows a lot in the name of villages and different places: Le Moule or 'The Mold', Bouillante or 'Boiling Hot', Petit Bourg or 'Little Town', or again Lamentin, 'Dugong'! La Guadeloupe has also paradise-like features with gorgeous beaches, a volcano, a rain forest and a very diverse and dramatic landscape. You'll recognise this landscape underwater too... and it's even better! Indeed La Guadeloupe isn't usually on the top of the list when it comes to the 'must dive' around the world but it truly has something to offer for all levels. The seven islands form a wonderful basin where the fauna and the flora thrive. It is then no wonder they established the 'Cousteau Marine Reserve' here! With tunnels, swim-throughs, caves, shipwrecks, turtles and an incredibly dense fauna... the show is guaranteed!
The dive centres picked by TribloO will be glad to take you in and discover this underwater world of wonder that is La Guadeloupe.
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