Mérouville

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Mérouville

Located in the Lavezzi Islands’ Natural Reserve, the Pellu pinnacle named Mérouville has an international reputation because of its family of 30-some groupers living on levels of rock lying at 30 meters on the sandy bottom—the highest peaks at 17 meters.

Accustomed for many years to be with divers, these big fish are super friendly. It is not unseen to be surrounded by 5 or 6 at once, and if you’re gentle and avoid sudden movements, they have no problem letting you pet them. We cannot describe in words the degree of emotion that that evokes! It’s a really special moment! Some of them even exceed 30 kilograms that make them seem like big, sweet dogs rather than fish.

The area, which is protected from spear fishing, is extremely rich in fauna. Under rubble on the bottom, you can find brown meager, seabream, and eels. In fact, you’ll run into hoards of saddled bream, white seabream, black seabream, and wrasses that seem to flutter in the great big blue.

Following, you have metallic blue dentex strutting their stuff, often accompanied by beautiful gilt-head bream. In July and August, you can witness a ballet of huge leerfish and sometimes a tuna or two will join in the show. In short, this dive is an absolute must-do when staying in Corsica.

Located in the Lavezzi Islands’ Natural Reserve, the Pellu pinnacle named Mérouville has an international reputation because of its family of 30-some groupers living on levels of rock lying at 30 meters on the sandy bottom—the highest peaks at 17 meters.

Accustomed for many years to be with divers, these big fish are super friendly. It is not unseen to be surrounded by 5 or 6 at once, and if you’re gentle and avoid sudden movements, they have no problem letting you pet them. We cannot describe in words the degree of emotion that that evokes! It’s a really special moment! Some of them even exceed 30 kilograms that make them seem like big, sweet dogs rather than fish.

The area, which is protected from spear fishing, is extremely rich in fauna. Under rubble on the bottom, you can find brown meager, seabream, and eels. In fact, you’ll run into hoards of saddled bream, white seabream, black seabream, and wrasses that seem to flutter in the great big blue.

Following, you have metallic blue dentex strutting their stuff, often accompanied by beautiful gilt-head bream. In July and August, you can witness a ballet of huge leerfish and sometimes a tuna or two will join in the show. In short, this dive is an absolute must-do when staying in Corsica.

Located in the Lavezzi Islands’ Natural Reserve, the Pellu pinnacle named Mérouville has an ...

Other information

Type of dive site
  • Pinnacle
  • Pyramid
  • Pinnacle
  • Sandy bottom
Visibility
20+ meters
Current
No current
Required scuba diving level / certification
Level 1 / Open Water, but Level 2 or Advanced to enjoy it to the max!
Boat trip duration
at least 50 minutes from St. Cyprien
Fauna
  • Stingray
  • Other types of stingray
  • Barracudas
  • Moray eels
  • Tuna
  • Groupers
  • Conger eels
  • Scorpion fish
  • Crayfish
  • Lizardfish
  • Cleaner wrasses
  • Cuttlefish
  • Shoals of French bass
  • Brittle star
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Kingfish
  • Hermit crab
  • Urchins
  • Octopus
  • Nudibranchs
  • Starfish
  • And more...
Flora
  • Posidonia
  • Encrusting algae
  • Coralligenous

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Subtortue

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Subtortue

Our Opinion on Subtortue Diving:

The Subtortue Diving Center welcomes you in the splendid Gulf of Saint Cyprien in the commune of Lecci, 10 minutes from the natural reserve of Cerbicales Island. Their motto: Safe diving in good spirits!

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