Diving near Saint Tropez

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Rent a villa close to Nikki Beach

For many of you who choose to rent one of our St Tropez House villas this summer, the priority will be some well needed R&R. A comfortable sun-lounger, an infinity pool and a glass of rose will be all that is required.

But for those of you who would like to be a little more adventurous there are a host of activities on offer close to our St Tropez House villas to challenge even the most daring amongst you.

Take diving, for example. There is an excellent dive center situated a pebble’s throw from our Saint Tropez villas near Nikki Beach which organizes dives in the Bay of St Tropez, home to some of the South of France’s premier dive sites.

The European Diving School was founded more than 20 years ago on Pampelonne Beach, just ten minutes’ drive from the heart of Saint Tropez town and an amble along the sand from our Saint Tropez villas near Nikki Beach.

Here you will find expert instructors who will be more than happy to teach you the basics of diving, or just guide you to the best dive spots around Saint Tropez. The dive sites are from five to 60 meters and include more than 20 dive wrecks.

Amongst the most popular wrecks is the submarine Le Rubis, a mine-layer launched in 1931 for the French Navy. After the Second World War, the submarine was sunk on purpose in 1958 to serve as a sonar target. It is now serves as one of the most beautiful dives from the French Riviera.

Other dive sites include underwater rock formations such as the Sardinaux, a plateau with rocky cliffs and outcrops which reaches a maximum of 40 meters. Visibility here is exceptional and divers can explore a rich underwater environment with sponges, sea fans and a great variety of fish.

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