Diving in Corsica, September 2015 and 2016
Both stays were in completely different places. Central West quite rocky with pretty spots on the side of Propriano or Calvi opposed to the sandy bottom of Bastia. To be honest, I preferred the area of Propriano with beautiful spots and many species, including a stingray of 6.56ft (2m ). It was an intense moment because it was the first time that I saw one so imposing of which I keep especially in memory the grace in these movements.
During my first stay, in Porto-Pollo, I spent my PE40 (diver framed at 40m / 121ft), for the cruise in Egypt. I needed this level to get down on the SS Thistlegorm and get into the holds. The propeller is the deepest point at 105ft (32m). For my 2nd stay, in Bastia, I finished my N2 (passage of the PA40, autonomous diver to 40m / 121ft). But I do not feel empowered …
The Dive Centres
Porto Pollon Plongée in Porto Pollo, close to Propriano : Patrick is a former military submariner and is the dive director. From what I read, he hung up his suit and gave way to Sylvain and Jeremy. I also plunged with him.
Le Club de Plongée Bastiais in Bastia: A team of thunder with Jean-Guy, Philippe and the other members of the team. Thanks again to Jean-Guy for my PA20.
Calvi Epic Plongée in Calvi: One dive with this club so I cannot give an opinion. I can only say that the team is nice.
The dive spots
The Anchor (18-25m/59-82ft) in Porto Pollo : A dive at 82ft (25m) with the authorization of the dive director since my level allowed me only 65ft (20m).
The Cathedrals (17-50m/55-164ft) in Porto Pollo : Very nice diving with life.
The great Valley (7-45m/23-147ft) in Porto Pollo : Two parallel rocks form an impressive canyon, with groupers, lobsters, dentis and barracudas as well as magnificent gorgonians that have taken possession of the rock faces.