Le Cap d'Agde is a volcanic diving site located at the southern extremity of the Auvergne volcanic chain and offers some interesting and very original opportunities for scuba divers.
Even at shallow depth, the particular fauna and flora of Le Cap d'Agde will unfold right before your eyes. You'll discover many species of sea anemones, colourful sponges, white and yellow corals and fish species typical of the Mediterranean...
At most other diving locations, one has to dive below 20 m to get a glimpse of these species, but here at Le Cap d'Agde they can be seen at depths of only 5 m. The richness and biodiversity at shallow depth (- 5 m) are the major assets of our scuba diving initiations.
The diving spot "Les Grandes Tables" (the Big Tables) lies at approximately 300 metres offshore of Le Cap d'Agde, south of La Grande Conque, and covers an area of 1.000 m² (100 x 100 metres). These are the largest underwater cliffs of the Languedoc-Roussillon, with depths varying from 2 to 11 metres and an average diving depth of 6 to 7 metres.
The "Tables", formed as a result of lava flows coming from the Mont Saint-Loup, are home to a stunning variety of animals and plants. The Ligurian Stream that sweeps the coastline from East to West carries plenty of nutrients that contribute to the abundance of species in the waters of Le Cap d'Agde.
There is a wide range of scuba diving activities : young (from 5 years old) or old, beginner or experienced diver, initiation or training from level 1 to level 4 national and international certificates FFESSM and ANMP but also Open Water and Advance PADI, discovery courses and theme dives (at night, wrecks), scuba diving for schools or handicapped people, NITROX training or « rebreather » training? Le Cap d'Agde has it all.
The Association of Diving Schools of Le Cap d'Agde (GEPPCA) unites 6 professional diving schools; its main objectives are the promotion and the perpetuation of scuba diving in Le Cap d'Agde. These diving schools practise scuba diving in an ecologically sound manner that focuses on the protection of the environment and learning the divers how to respect the diving spots. All of them signed the quality charter "Agde Qualité Plongée" that combines the protection of the marine ecosystems with the economic development of maritime activities.