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Tunisia Dive Sites

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Graced by more than 700 miles of coastline, Tunisia enjoys great popularity among watersport enthusiasts. Now the country is beginning to reveal its hidden depths by emerging as a leading scuba diving destination. With charming resort, high standard hotels offering superb value for money and a wealth of historical sites to discover, Tunisia provides the opportunity to combine a great family holiday with some of the diving in the Mediterranean. More to explore: Diving in Tunisia's eastern resorts is generally shore-based and suitable for leisure divers.


Tunnels Reef

Situated less than 20 minutes by boat from Tabarka, Tunnels Reef lies 14-18 metres below sea level and comprises an extraordinary complex of tunnels, caves, caverns and gullies worn silky smooth by thousands of year of erosion.

Grouper Rock

Small Fish Named after grouper fish, a protected species, which can be found in abundance in the area. Starting at about 24 metres below the water line, the giant rock is encrusted with a thick covering of algae and surrounded by small damselfish.

Cap Tabarka

Only 10 minutes from the shore, this large rock is surrounded at its deepest levels by black and red corals. Closer to the surface are smaller softer corals and brightly coloured gorgonians.

More to explore
Diving in Tunisia's eastern resorts is generally shore-based and suitable for leisure divers.

Bizerte

An important Roman town and naval base, Bizerte boasts underwater archaeological sites and plentiful rocks.

Hammamet

Just opposite the fort in the town centre, a Second World War wreck, set amongst algae-covered rocks harbouring a variety of small fish, can be found at 10-15 metres. For more advanced divers, there is a wreck at 20-30 metres in Yasmine Hammamet.

Hergala

Between Hammamet and Port El Kantaoui, Hergla's fascinating dive sites include sunken warships and aeroplanes, besides colourful underwater fauna.

Port El Kantaopui/Sousse

This popular resort offers several diving sites including an intriguing wreck at 10-18 metres, within a relatively short distance of the shore. Bream, grouper and eel can be found alongside small caves and rocks.

Monastir

Perched on a headland and one of Tunisia’s most popular resort, Monastir has a fully equipped diving school together with trained instructors.

Mahdia

In addition to a wide variety of fish and small network of caves and tunnels, Mahdia is of special interest to the diver for its underwater archaeological sites. Many findings from these sites can be found in Tunisia’s Bardo Museum.

Djerba

Hidden caves and colourful fish can be seen at 6-10 metres. A wreck and eroded rocks are found a little further from the shore, at about 24 metres.

Last Updated on Monday 7th December 2009

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