Le Sec Pâté (the Paté Pinnacle)

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Le Sec Pâté (the Paté Pinnacle)

Le Sec Pâté (the Paté Pinnacle)

This is THE legendary dive in the Caribbean!

Somewhere between the Île des Saintes archipelago and Guadeloupe, picture a shallow area in the middle of nowhere starting at 15 meters and finishing at… 300!

This shallow area is no doubt a meeting point for some of the most beautiful species in the Caribbean. Here you can see gray angelfish, queen angelfish as big as LP records, triggerfish, all kinds of predator fish, and moray eels as big as tree trunks, amongst others. And all this in a fabulous setting! 

The downside is that the swells and the current often hamper diving conditions. A dive to book for the most experienced of divers.

This is THE legendary dive in the Caribbean!

Somewhere between the Île des Saintes archipelago and Guadeloupe, picture a shallow area in the middle of nowhere starting at 15 meters and finishing at… 300!

This shallow area is no doubt a meeting point for some of the most beautiful species in the Caribbean. Here you can see gray angelfish, queen angelfish as big as LP records, triggerfish, all kinds of predator fish, and moray eels as big as tree trunks, amongst others. And all this in a fabulous setting! 

The downside is that the swells and the current often hamper diving conditions. A dive to book for the most experienced of divers.

This is THE legendary dive in the Caribbean!

Somewhere between the Île des Saintes ...

Other information

Type of dive site
  • Drop-off
  • Pinnacle
  • Coral reef
Depth
  • Maximum 35
  • Maximum 25
Visibility
15+ meters
Required scuba diving level / certification
Advanced - CMAS 2 with experience
Boat trip duration
25 minutes minimum
Fauna
  • Barracudas
  • Moray eels
  • Tuna
  • Turtle
  • Groupers
  • Scorpion fish
  • Lionfish
  • Lizardfish
  • Stonefish
  • Clown fish
  • Surgeonfish
  • Sergent Major
  • Parrotfish
  • Emperor fish
  • Cuttlefish
  • Octopus
  • Anthias
  • Urchins
  • Octopus
  • Nudibranchs
  • Flutemouth fish
  • Starfish
  • Goatfish
  • Angelfish
  • Porcupinefish
  • Boxfish
  • Trumpet fish
  • Trevallies
  • Fusiliers
  • Surgeonfish
  • Hard coral
  • Soft coral
  • Tube sponge
  • Vase sponge
  • Starfish
  • Red gorgonian fan
  • Table coral
  • White-tip reef Shark
Flora
  • Encrusting algae
  • Coralligenous

The best dive centres to explore Le Sec Pâté (the Paté Pinnacle)

La Dive Bouteille

Les Saintes Islands | Guadeloupe
La Dive Bouteille

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, ...

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