The Plane (L'Avion)

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The Plane (L'Avion)

The Plane (L'Avion)

The Plane

 

The well-named plane wreck used to serve in banana plantations, before running into a few mecanical problems. Since it could not reasonably be fixed, it got cleaned out and sunk for the divers to enjoy in 2000!

It lies near a coral reef, at 22m depth, so its colonisation by the tropical marine life was pretty quick: sponges, ascidians, soft and hard corals... Today it also serves as shelter for groups of angel, butterfly and lion fish; don't forget to look up up the blue, for you might see a few barracudas lurking around!

Once you're circled the wreckage a few times, you can carry on on the coral plateau to wonder through the gorgonian fans and some more sponges. If you sit quietly and stay motionless on the sand closeby, you will see the smooth ballet of a whole colony of garden eels...

The Plane

 

The well-named plane wreck used to serve in banana plantations, before running into a few mecanical problems. Since it could not reasonably be fixed, it got cleaned out and sunk for the divers to enjoy in 2000!

It lies near a coral reef, at 22m depth, so its colonisation by the tropical marine life was pretty quick: sponges, ascidians, soft and hard corals... Today it also serves as shelter for groups of angel, butterfly and lion fish; don't forget to look up up the blue, for you might see a few barracudas lurking around!

Once you're circled the wreckage a few times, you can carry on on the coral plateau to wonder through the gorgonian fans and some more sponges. If you sit quietly and stay motionless on the sand closeby, you will see the smooth ballet of a whole colony of garden eels...

The Plane

 

The well-named plane wreck used to serve in banana plantations, ...

Other information

Depth
  • Maximum 30
  • Maximum 40
Visibility
20 meters or more
Current
No current
Required scuba diving level / certification
Advanced - CMAS 2
Fauna
  • Barracudas
  • Lionfish
  • Crayfish
  • Triggerfish
  • Lizardfish
  • Surgeonfish
  • Sergent Major
  • Parrotfish
  • Flutemouth fish
  • Angelfish
  • Porcupinefish
  • Trevallies
  • Sponges
  • Gorgonian fans
  • Tiger Sea Cucumber
  • Garden Eels

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Antidote Plongée

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Antidote Plongée

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Eden Plongee

Basse-Terre | Guadeloupe
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The beautiful caves and arches of Port Luis in Guadeloupe have been enthralling divers for many years, with the older amongst them holding many stories of past adventures! Eden Plongee was brought to life by Alain, in ...

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