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Diving Tunisia

A North African country and this smallest one in the Maghreb, Tunisia is a country coming out of the desert and looking towards the sea... Also the birth-place of the Carthaginian civilisation, 30% of its territory is in fact covered with the Sahara desert. But despite all this sand, Tunisia is a great place to do scuba diving, or just snorkel! It's been about 20 years that the administration is working towards turning Tunisia into a reliable and ever-safe diving destination; several dive sites have already established for themselves a good reputation: the Cap Bon, the Galite, Tabarka or Monastir, to name but a few...

Tabarka is the oldest site and arguably the most famous, thanks to its annual underwater photography festival Coralis, held in September. Located on the North-West coast of Tunisia, near the border with Algeria, Tabarka used to be an old fishing village. The region is home to the largest coral reef in the Med! The reef, the currents, the relatively cold waters and the depths are a constant challenge to experienced divers, but the reward is sizeable: a close encounter with some massive groupers! The dive site 'Tunnels Reef' concentrates over 500m distance about 20 tunnels, so try it out if you're into caves, arches, swim-throughs and... tunnels!

Closer to the surface, there are some nice gorgonian fans to be seen, along with octopus, conger eels and some nice cowry shells. Close to the Sicilian channel, to the North-East, the Cap Bon (Good Cape) concentrates a few of the biggest resort towns: Hammamet, Nabeul, Monastir or Djerba. The diving here will perfectly suit beginners and those of you who want to start diving in the smoothest conditions possible! In Hammamet, you'll have the opportunity to explore a few wrecks from the Second World War in 15m of water! Dive sites like Sidi el Mahrsi will please beginner divers and snorkelers alike, thanks a large area of small boulders, hosting dense schools of fish.

At last, the Galite region: there is no diving in Tunisia without it! This little groupe of 7 islands, 50km off the coast to the North, is home to a few rare, native species, some of which are threatened like the brown algae, the calcareous red algae or the famous Pinna Nobilis, a.k.a. Giant Mussel. The archipelago, with Tabarka, is the only place in Tunisia where coral can be found, including red coral. The whole region is protected by the Barcelona Convention as an area of utter most importance for the mediterranean ecosystem. The Galite islands, also a shelter for a Monk seal colony, have been classified as a full Nature Reserve.

Diving Tunisia

A North African country and this smallest one in the Maghreb, Tunisia is a country coming out of the desert and looking towards the sea... Also the birth-place of the Carthaginian civilisation, 30% of its territory is in fact covered with the Sahara desert. But despite all this sand, Tunisia is a great place to do scuba diving, or just snorkel! It's been about 20 years that the administration is working towards turning Tunisia into a reliable and ever-safe diving destination; several dive sites have already established for themselves a good reputation: the Cap Bon, the Galite, Tabarka or Monastir, to name but a few...

Tabarka is the oldest site and arguably the most famous, thanks to its annual underwater photography festival Coralis, held in September. Located on the North-West coast of Tunisia, near the border with Algeria, Tabarka used to be an old fishing village. The region is home to the largest coral reef in the Med! The reef, the currents, the relatively cold waters and the depths are a constant challenge to experienced divers, but the reward is sizeable: a close encounter with some massive groupers! The dive site 'Tunnels Reef' concentrates over 500m distance about 20 tunnels, so try it out if you're into caves, arches, swim-throughs and... tunnels!

Closer to the surface, there are some nice gorgonian fans to be seen, along with octopus, conger eels and some nice cowry shells. Close to the Sicilian channel, to the North-East, the Cap Bon (Good Cape) concentrates a few of the biggest resort towns: Hammamet, Nabeul, Monastir or Djerba. The diving here will perfectly suit beginners and those of you who want to start diving in the smoothest conditions possible! In Hammamet, you'll have the opportunity to explore a few wrecks from the Second World War in 15m of water! Dive sites like Sidi el Mahrsi will please beginner divers and snorkelers alike, thanks a large area of small boulders, hosting dense schools of fish.

At last, the Galite region: there is no diving in Tunisia without it! This little groupe of 7 islands, 50km off the coast to the North, is home to a few rare, native species, some of which are threatened like the brown algae, the calcareous red algae or the famous Pinna Nobilis, a.k.a. Giant Mussel. The archipelago, with Tabarka, is the only place in Tunisia where coral can be found, including red coral. The whole region is protected by the Barcelona Convention as an area of utter most importance for the mediterranean ecosystem. The Galite islands, also a shelter for a Monk seal colony, have been classified as a full Nature Reserve.

Diving Tunisia

A North African country and this smallest one in the Maghreb, Tunisia is a country coming ...

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Best time to dive : June to October
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