Montremian Head

Top Dive Sites in Port-Cros and Porquerolles, French Riviera

Picture Gallery
Montremian Head

Montremian Head

To the north west of Bagaud Island, Montremian Head (also called 'The Ski Track' for its 45 degree sandy slope) is a must dive in the south of France. If there is any current it will push westward towards Porquerolles. So, start the dive to the east and go down along a rocky spur heading north, the rock on your left shoulder. The first 40 meters you'll see the Posidonia to your right. Keep on descending on the main ridge, rock to your left still, and a second rocky ridge will appear, not as high as the first one, until you reach the sand at 31 meters. 50 meters away from the tip of the ridge, to the north, is the Montremian Rock, covered with gorgonian fans, about 5 meters tall and 20 meters around.

The fauna is abundant and very diverse. The rocky spur at the beginning harbours a few scorpionfish, moray eels and octopus. Montremian Rock doesn't host as many fish but the sand around hides a few soles and flounders. To the west, 26 meters deep, underneath a wide flat rock some conger eels and a big rock cod are usually sleeping. You can otherwise find some octopus, dark scorpionfish, moray eels, snappers and more if you actually search the Posidonia. The flora is splendid too: red, yellow and white gorgonian fans, encrusting sponges, yellow encrusting anemones, green sea anmeone and obviously prairies of posidonia hiding giant mother-of-pearl! On the rocks to the west some Doris and Flabellinas lead the way for invertebrates...

To the north west of Bagaud Island, Montremian Head (also called 'The Ski Track' for its 45 degree sandy slope) is a must dive in the south of France. If there is any current it will push westward towards Porquerolles. So, start the dive to the east and go down along a rocky spur heading north, the rock on your left shoulder. The first 40 meters you'll see the Posidonia to your right. Keep on descending on the main ridge, rock to your left still, and a second rocky ridge will appear, not as high as the first one, until you reach the sand at 31 meters. 50 meters away from the tip of the ridge, to the north, is the Montremian Rock, covered with gorgonian fans, about 5 meters tall and 20 meters around.

The fauna is abundant and very diverse. The rocky spur at the beginning harbours a few scorpionfish, moray eels and octopus. Montremian Rock doesn't host as many fish but the sand around hides a few soles and flounders. To the west, 26 meters deep, underneath a wide flat rock some conger eels and a big rock cod are usually sleeping. You can otherwise find some octopus, dark scorpionfish, moray eels, snappers and more if you actually search the Posidonia. The flora is splendid too: red, yellow and white gorgonian fans, encrusting sponges, yellow encrusting anemones, green sea anmeone and obviously prairies of posidonia hiding giant mother-of-pearl! On the rocks to the west some Doris and Flabellinas lead the way for invertebrates...

To the north west of Bagaud Island, Montremian Head (also called 'The Ski Track' for its ...

Other information

Type of dive site
  • Drop-off
  • Rocky scree / rubbles
Depth
  • Maximum 30
  • Maximum 40
Required scuba diving level / certification
All levels

The best dive centres to explore Montremian Head

Bormes Plongee Dive Centre

Port-Cros and Porquerolles | French Riviera
1
10
Bormes Plongee Dive Centre

Our opinion on Bormes Plongee Dive Centre:

Ideally located by the pristine waters of the Marina in Bormes les Mimosas, Bormes Plongee Dive Centre is about a 15 minute boat ride from Port-Cros Marine Reserve. The dive centre runs 2 boats and has a great family atmosphere ...

Family divingDiving with a groupExpert divingTraining

A L'Eau Plongee 83

Port-Cros and Porquerolles | French Riviera
A L'Eau Plongee 83

Our Review of A L'Eau Plongee 83 Dive Center:

Want to try diving in the Cote d'Azur, South of France? Then don't miss out on the A L'Eau Plongee 83 dive center! Located in Port Miramar marina in the town of La Londe Les Maures, the dive center has a motto: flexible ...

Family divingDiving with a groupExpert divingTraining

Lavandou Plongée

Port-Cros and Porquerolles | French Riviera
Lavandou Plongée

Our opinion on Lavandou Plongée:

Open in 1992, Lavandou Plongée helped create the 1st Port-Cros National Park, Europe’s largest marine park, dive charter. The two founders, Franck and Laurent, know every nook and cranny of the park like the back of their hand! ...

Family divingDiving with a groupNaturalist divingExpert divingDisability divingTraining