You are already a certified diver and want to dive in the Reunion island? The Excelsus offers to accompany you on different spots in the natural protected area of the Marine Reserve of the Reunion island.
Most of the time, you go diving in St Leu on the outer slope of one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world for its biodiversity with over 3500 species recorded!
In the heart of the Marine Reserve of Reunion island, you can explore a multitude of different sites. You will find reef flats, 80 metres deep walls, a wreck, caves, tunnels, dry, drifting...
In addition to these exceptional reliefs you will meet all the species inhabiting the reef depending on the season and also see pelagic! Tuna, barracuda, eagle rays (stingrays or mobula) and mammals like dolphin and long nose dolphin. In July, August and September you can snorkel with the whales!
Whatever the level of the divers, from first dive to certified divers, from 0 to 60 meters all will be conquered! Cameraman, photographer, fan of organic, background, everything is right there for everyone to enjoy.
Diving sites are all located less than 30 minutes away by boat which allows people that are not so comfortable with sailing to still enjoy the trip.
"Passe de l'ermitage" - all levels
On a bottom of about 6m and 22m, green turtles have chosen to install their "cleaning station". You can also come across Fusiliers, Captain and sometimes eagle rays. Rocks follow loopholes in this dive where, as in all passes, exchanges between the lagoon and the ocean have created a diversity of wildlife and breathtaking flora!
"3 Bassins" - Level 1
Beautiful coral reef between boulders and sandy bottom where you dive in search of hidden arches. To see: stingrays!
"Antonio Lorenzo" - wreck, Level 2
Placed on the side, it rests at 40m depth. This former trawler was sunk only in 1999 and is gradually colonised. You will begin to see several species of fish and some pelagics.
"Sec Zitte" - Level 1
It is ideal for macro photographers! You will see the anchor of a trawler on the 30m area and will navigate along many coral domes on sandy bottom and an anemone field with clownfish, lionfish ...
"2 Arches" - all levels
An absolute must for the beauty of this spot and its thousand colours: arches, canyons, coral reefs ...
You immerse yourself in the shoal of convict surgeon fishes and discover the leaf fishes that live on the outer slope of the reef.
"Jardin des Kiosques" - Level 1
Succession of very rough canyons, from 3 to 25 m deep. This is one of the most diverse diving in terms of fish and coral. You slip between small arches and caves hidden along the walls.
Banc Doré: Level 1
A wall that goes down gently and interspersed with small canyons and sandbars. You will come across some pelagics in this ideal spot for diving recovery or training.
Maison Verte: Level 1
A wall falling gently and dotted with coral domes, very rich in fauna and flora. You will meet squids and shoals of barracuda.
Le nez de Pharaon: Level 2
You go down to 27 m, on the tip of a fall. Pelagic, crustaceans and nudibranchs are to be seen. Sometimes you finish the dive on the flat of Boxy's Canyon.
Boxy's Canyon: Level 1
Small fall with a summit at 8 m. Coral branches that cover the house a multitude of fish species. The bottom reaches 20 m deep and its many crevices are the home of leopard morays, Beauclaires and small brittle stars. Starting further offshore a second larger fall will be accessible to experienced divers.
Pointe au Sel: Level 2
THE deep diving in Reunion island, THE fall. This simply awesome spot allows you to navigate between tunas, barracudas, groupers, parrotfish and sometimes in November... hammerhead sharks!
Sec Jaune: Level 1
One of the most beautiful sites in Saint Leu. A flat rich in corals, anemones, sponges, hard corals and a bottom of black sands, frequented by a multitude of fish. A unique relief with extraordinary lights.