Discover the Calanques seabed
The Calanques, the exploration ground of pioneers such as Georges Beuchat and Jacques-Yves Cousteau, saw the birth of modern scuba diving. A history whose richness is equalled only by the National Park's sea beds and cliff-faces!
- Use the mooring buoys and rings provided for divers (see below).
- Take care not to anchor your boat on the neptune grass meadow and the coralligenous structure with the help of the Donia mobile app.
- Respect all wildlife, avoiding intentional contact and do not feed them.
- Keep your distance from cetaceans and do not follow them: if they change speed or direction abruptly, it means that they do not want to be approached.
- Control your stability and avoid any contact with the seabed.
- Take care not to hit the neptune grass meadow with your fins.
- Take all waste ashore and recycle it.
- The removal of any wildlife or archeological remains is strictly forbidden.
- It is forbidden to dive in the archaeological protection zones (ZPR), of which there are two: in the Cousteau triangle off the islands of Riou and Plane, and at the Pointe de la Voile at Cap Morgiou (see the nautical regulations - in French).
- Always check the weather conditions and stay aware of any changes.
- Dive as a group and look after the members of the group.
- Signal your presence on the surface with an appropriate flag.
- Be aware of your physical limitations.
- Bring water and energy snacks.
- Ensure you have a means of communication on your boat: mobile phone, VHF radio.
- Sea rescue CROSS MED: VHF channel 16 - Tel.: +33 (0)4 94 61 16 16 or 196 from a mobile phone.
- Habour masters: VHF channel 9
- Vieux-Port Marseille harbour master: +33 (0)4 91 99 75 60
- Frioul harbour master: +33 (0)4 91 99 76 01
- Pointe Rouge harbour master: +33 (0)4 91 99 75 67
- Port-Miou harbour master: +33 (0)4 42 01 96 24
- Cassis harbour master: +33 (0)4 42 32 91 65
- Nouveau port de La Ciotat harbour master: +33 (0)4 42 08 62 90
- Port-vieux de La Ciotat SEMIDEP harbour master: +33 (0)4 42 83 80 27
- Marine weather forecast: VHF channel 80 or 3250
These moorings allow boats to tie up to a buoy fixed to the seabed rather than drop anchor. Access to the buoys is free of charge and is intended primarily for diving activities.