Salt-head drop-off / Tombant de la Pointe au Sel

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Salt-head drop-off / Tombant de la Pointe au Sel

Salt-head drop-off / Tombant de la Pointe au Sel

Le Tombant de la Pointe au Sel or 'the Salt-head drop-off' is an underwater coral formation ranging from 25 to 70 meters depth. The huge drop-off starts around 25 meters, ends up at 71 meters, and is considered the best dive site in La Réunion! Go down along the cliff, keep your eyes out in the blue: the pelagics and other mega fauna come with the current, like schools of trevallies, tunas, barracudas... and if you're lucky, manta rays, sharks or whale-sharks! The stronger the current, the more pelagics, the more magical it gets!

Le Tombant de la Pointe au Sel or 'the Salt-head drop-off' is an underwater coral formation ranging from 25 to 70 meters depth. The huge drop-off starts around 25 meters, ends up at 71 meters, and is considered the best dive site in La Réunion! Go down along the cliff, keep your eyes out in the blue: the pelagics and other mega fauna come with the current, like schools of trevallies, tunas, barracudas... and if you're lucky, manta rays, sharks or whale-sharks! The stronger the current, the more pelagics, the more magical it gets!

Le Tombant de la Pointe au Sel or 'the Salt-head drop-off' is an underwater coral formation ranging ...

Other information

Type of dive site
  • Drop-off
Depth
  • Maximum 70
  • More than 25
Visibility
Good to excellent
Current
Light to mild
Required scuba diving level / certification
Advanced - CMAS 2
Boat trip duration
10 minutes
Fauna
  • Manta ray
  • Devil ray
  • Barracudas
  • Moray eels
  • Tuna
  • Turtle
  • Scorpion fish
  • Crayfish
  • Triggerfish
  • Lizardfish
  • Stonefish
  • Clown fish
  • Surgeonfish
  • Sergent Major
  • Parrotfish
  • John Dory
  • Octopus
  • Nudibranchs
  • Napoleon wrasse
  • Flutemouth fish
  • Angelfish
  • Porcupinefish
  • Spanish Mackerels
  • Trevallies
  • Fusiliers
  • Trevallies
  • Hard coral

The best dive centres to explore Salt-head drop-off / Tombant de la Pointe au Sel

Plongee Salee

Reunion Island | Indian Ocean
Plongee Salee

Our opinion on Plongee Salee Dive Center:

Advice for lovers of drift dives and cave dives! The only diving centre in Étang Salé, Reunion Island, Plongee Salee Dive Center benefits from an excellent location! The centre is indeed a few minutes by boat ...

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Excelsus

Reunion Island | Indian Ocean
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Excelsus

Our opinion on Excelsus Dive Center:

30 years old - wow! This is how long Excelsus Dive Center on Reunion Island, has been around! Located in St Leu on the west coast of the island, the quality of customer service, friendly and happy atmosphere and loyal return ...

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Salt-head drop-off / Tombant de la Pointe au Sel