Jacques Cousteau's Underwater Reserve, Guadeloupe

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#32 of 85 in Parks in Guadeloupe
Explore the underwater world and discover the hidden gems of the ocean with Jacques Cousteau's Underwater Reserve. Suitable for divers of all levels of experience, the diving center offers diving lessons for beginners in shallow waters, as well as more difficult shipwreck dives for advanced divers. Vibrant displays of coral and different species of fish await discovery as you snorkel or dive in the crystal clear waters of Guadeloupe. To visit Jacques Cousteau's Underwater Reserve on your holiday in Guadeloupe, and find out what else Guadeloupe has to offer, use our Guadeloupe tour builder tool .
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  • The dive site owes its fame to Commandant Cousteau, stating that the site must be protected. This reserve is created with a ban on fishing but its rules have not been complied with and no supervision has been made. The site takes the popular and abusive name of "reserve Cousteau". The Islands and their surroundings offer a good diversity of diving spot where the beauty of the bottoms is admired from the first metre of depth. The waters are clear, the vibrant life of colors, lulsed by a warm and calm sea. Three wrecks have been poured in order to not only create coral reef where fish and turtles feed, but also diversify the diving spots accessible to novice diving levels. Tip: order your kayaks at Kristal kayak station because less people and especially cheaper with more time 20 €/pers for 4H instead of 25 €/pers for 3h in the others. It's up to you!) Beach of malendure (beach of black sand it is the largest beach of boiling, which hosts the Tourist Office of the municipality. You will first see a large parking lot and cabins offering multiple activities related or not to the reserve: scuba diving, sea kayaking, canyoning,... Behind it lies a beach of black sand (volcanic) under the coconut trees where the Islands can admire the pigeons and, in the evening, the sun-bed. You have to play!
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  • The Islands are very nice for Snorkeling and Scuba diving. This Rating refers to the Crowds of Tourists who are dumped by Submersibles and Kayaks. In addition, all 15min a Glass-bottomed boat passes just under the Island. Everyone wants to marvel at the leftover last half-intact stretches of Sea On Guadelooupe. Since this Area is very small, and without any Restriction everyone there is unloaded directly, I fear that it is only a Matter of Time before everything is broken under the surface of the Water.
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