- Quality service for divers in a “confidential” structure: a real treat!
- Twenty-seater passenger boat for only ten divers!
- Privileged access to protected sites in Les Saintes
- Upon request: Nitrox, Trimix and Rebreather
Our opinion on La Dive Bouteille Dive Center:
Based in Terre-de-Haut Island, an Island in the Îles des Saintes archipelago in Guadeloupe, La Dive Bouteille is a tightly knit dive club where diver comfort is their middle name. What do we mean by this? Well, for example, although Philippe, the owner and manager, has a twenty-seater passenger boat, he only takes out around ten divers at a time - whom he calls the “happy few”- in order to ensure everybody has their own space. Moreover, the dive groups are small and friendly, and safety is optimal!
Each outing consists of two dives with a snack of tea and little cakes or cookies in between dives. What’s more, if you came here to take your time, you’ll be glad to know that each dive is a minimum of one hour—with so much to see, why rush?! Also, if Tech or Rebreather diving is what you’re looking for, Les Saintes is full of beautiful sites that you can explore ‘in depth’!
La Dive Bouteille can handle your diver training and the instructors can adapt to each diver whether you’re PADI, CMAS, FFESSM, or ANMP. As a further development, the center has modernized the spirit of adventure on a rather traditional island by introducing the first Trimix training in Guadeloupe!
Discovering Les Saintes through La Dive Bouteille is the chance to dive on the famous site of Sec Paté and also Sec de Grand Ilet—both sites for experienced divers only. If you’re a beginner however, the Coral and Japanese Gardens are waiting for you as well as the beautiful Pointe et Patate Cabrit. There is also the Pointe Bombarde and the Trou à Diable—two ideal sites for drift diving. La Dive Bouteille will also take you to the Pointe Gouvernail—a must for Les Saintes—and Pointe Zozio with its magnificent interplay of light and shadow. And the list goes on…
As a strong advocate for marine environment, the center participates in annual “Reef Checks”. They also are active in cleaning the beaches and seabed in honor of World Environment Day. Other green initiatives La Dive Bouteille has taken is they put in place the use of mooring instead of anchors, banned the wearing of gloves, and is part of the sea turtle monitoring network in the region.
Finally, at La Dive Bouteille spouses and children of divers are welcome on board as long as there is room on the boat. Both generous in information and local advice, Philippe and Laurence strive to give you an unforgettable experience. They can tell you everything about the sea or where to get the best local and traditional cuisine—like at their neighboring restaurant, Ti-Bo Doudou. Happy vacation in Les Saintes !