Idea #773 : Diving in the Saintes archipelago, in Guadeloupe
Located between the Tropic of Cancer and the equator, the islands that make up the archipelago of Les Saintes, in Guadeloupe, have the same latitude as Thailand or Honduras. They are immediately north of the island of Dominica, south of the island of mainland Guadeloupe, and west of Marie-Galante. The islands are separated from mainland Guadeloupe by the Canal des Saintes, a strait, which features a legendary local dive, the Sec Pâté.
The archipelago is home to a great diversity of coral fish (parrot fish, tench, trumpet fish, Epinephelus guttatus or large mouths, oualiouas groupers), pelagic fish (trevallies, mayolles, barracuda or barracuda, dolphinfish, tuna, thazar), lobsters white (Panulirus argus) or Brazilian (Panulirus guttatus), and crustaceans (spider crabs, mountain crabs, slipper crabs).
The most beautiful sites, such as Îlet à Cabrit, La Bombarde, Pointe du Gouvernail, are accessible from level I, even if the swell and the current are usually strong. To us the drop-offs, the dry ones invaded by gorgonians, and the canyons covered with sponges, in the company of charming diodons.
Where is it ?
Archipel des Saintes, Guadeloupe, France.
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