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Scuba Diving in Le Natal, Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France

Average / maximum depth:
120 m/393.7 ft - 127 m/416.7 ft
Current:
Medium 1 - 2 Knots/1.1-2.2 mph
Level of Experience / Dive type:
Kamikazes / Trimix / Wreck
GPS Coordinates:
43.1370697,5.2871699
Visibility:
Good 10 – 30 m/33 – 98.5 ft
Marseille is situated on the southeast coast of France. It is the second largest city and the center of the second largest metropolitan area after Paris. Marseille is the capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône department as well as Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. The whole urban and metropolitan area extends beyond city limits. Marseille is France’s largest commercial port and the largest city on the Mediterranean coast.

Due to the unique location of Marseille on the Mediterranean coast, there are many wonderful beaches where many sea sports are being practiced. Scuba diving is generally extremely popular in the entire France as Jacques Yves Cousteau, the most famous diver worldwide, was born there. The perfect spot for scuba diving is Le Natal.

Le Natal was a liner of 130 m/427 ft length that sunk on August 30th, 1917, due to a collision with another liner. In order to avoid being targeted by Germans, Le Natal was sailing under the cover of darkness without any lights. The dive is an extreme Trimix dive far from the shore and is reserved for the most trained and qualified divers.

The liner has being attempted only a couple of times in the recent years. Moreover very calm sea conditions are required.  The site is accessible only by boat. The ride with the boat is long,  over a half an hour and hard to find so it is recommended to have with you GPS or a compass. When you find it, you will be fully rewarded though.

The dive site quality is great with an interesting bio life. Visibility is good at 10 – 30 m / 33 – 98.5 ft long. If you decide to dive, you should be extra careful due to the depth, current, boat traffic and fishermen nets. It is a dive that totally worth the trouble though, so if you are a scuba diving enthusiast and pro, you will have a blast there.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Montpellier
104.6 miles (168 km), 1 hour 43 minutes
Head northeast on Pl. Martyrs de la Résistance to Rue Foch, turn left to stay on Pl. Martyrs de la Résistance, continue along Rue Foch, turn left into Rue François Franque, turn left into Bd Ledru Rollin, continue to Bd du Jeu de Paume, turn left into Bd Victor Hugo, continue to Tunnel de la Comédie, turn right at Allée Henri II de Montmorency, turn right onto Bd d'Antigone, continue to Bd de l'Aéroport international, continue along Av. Pierre Mendès-France, enter the A9 through the auxiliary route to Nîmes / Marseille / Lyon / Vendargues (Road with controlled toll) take the A54/E80 to NÎmes-Centre/Aéroport Garons / Arles / Aix-en-Provence / Marseille, continue to E80/N572, continue to N113, continue along A54 (Road with controlled toll) continue to E80 (signs for Aix-en-Provence/Nice/Marseille) enter the A7/E80, keep right, follow signs for Rognac / Berre-l 'Étang / Aéroport Marignane / Marseille (Road with controlled toll) take the exit A55 towards Marseille-Vieux Port / L'Estaque / Les Ports / Martigues / Fos-sur-Mer, keep left at the fork and enter the A55 (Speed camera at 8.9 km) take exit 2 for Bd des Dames, turn left into Bd des Dames, slight right to Rue de la République, go through 1 roundabout, turn right to stay on Rue de la République, take the first right turn at Quai des Belges, continue along Quai du Port.
BY CAR FROM Valence
132.1 miles (214 km), 2 hours 1 minute
Head northwest on Rue Madier de Montjau to Rue des Étables, turn right into Rue Farnerie, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit in Bd du Ciré, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to Rue de la Manutention, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to Av. du Tricastin, continue along Av. de Provence/D2007N, continue to follow the D2007N (Speed camera in 850 m) at the roundabout, take the 4th exit to Rue du Pont des Anglais, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the ramp to E713 A7/Lyon/Marseille/Avignon/Montélimar/Privas (Road with controlled toll) enter the E713, keep left at the fork, follow signs for A7/Privas/Montélimar/Marseille and enter the A7 (Speed camera in 85.3 km) keep left to continue toward E714 (Speed cameras begin in 14.4 km) keep right, follow signs for Rognac / Berre-l 'Étang / Aéroport Marignane / Marseille (Road with controlled toll) take the exit A55 towards Marseille-Vieux Port / L'Estaque / Les Ports / Martigues / Fos-sur-Mer, keep left at the fork and enter the A55 (Speed camera at 8.9 km) take exit 2 for Bd des Dames, turn left into Bd des Dames, slight right to Rue de la République, go through 1 roundabout, turn right to stay on Rue de la République, take the first right turn at Quai des Belges, continue along Quai du Port.
BY AIR
Marseille Airport,
15.6 miles, (24.7 km)
BY TRAIN

Take a train from anywhere in France and disembark at the Marseille central station.

Schools

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BOOKING REQUEST
Quad Biking The Trek Country and Sensations, St Pée sur Nivelle
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Our hike 3 hours revisited, with in extra a break at the heart of the village of Espelette, the discovery of the hot Pepper culture, a tasting of local products will wait for you to the Lorretik shop.

Hardly made uneven, technical passages, approximately 45 km, single or two-seaters, 3 persons minimum.

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119
80€ x 2 = 160€ for two-seater
Quad Biking Discovery training, St Pée sur Nivelle
/ Aquitaine, France, St Pée sur Nivelle

For kids in search of sensations from 6 years … Discovery of the quad and its use, the techniques of bases, bend, slope under forms of playful exercises made by an instructor patented of state.

Take your handlebars!!! 4 sessions of rolling:

  • Use of quads and driving (15 min),
  • Work of mobility, bend (15 min),
  • Trial exercises, seesaw, slope (15 min),
  • Final team games (15 min)

Two hours long.

1 quad for 2 children, maximum age:  11 years

Our opening hours:

Summer season: From 10 am to 12 am (meeting at 9:30 am)
Off season: In the morning and afternoon on reservation.

For the activity please provide: sneakers, pants, long sleeves T-shirt, water, extra clothes.

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Paintball in the Basque Country, St Pée sur Nivelle
/ Aquitaine, France, St Pée sur Nivelle

Paintball in the Basque country is a Suspense activity for your holidays or weekend with friends or family.
Paintball is a tactical and fun sport, full of suspense between two teams on the same field with different games (Flags, Defending Mr. President, Attack – defense).
The parties are never the same, we create scenarios and themes that appeal to the team strategy, and the overtaking of oneself and especially many laughs and thrills with friends.
The game includes all equipment, launchers, paint ball, compressed air, and protective masks. Just come dressed with loose clothing and sneakers.
We look forward to seeing you in Lake Saint Pee, you will find yourself facing the Basque mountains, starting from the Rhune until Mondarrain, a natural setting where two paintball fields will be waiting.
Ideal for bachelor parties, girl groups, friends, sports clubs (Minimum group of 6)
Do not hesitate, join us at St Pee!!!
Conditions:
Minimum age 14 years (mandatory parental consent under 16)
Rate:
25€ for 200 balls

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5€ for additional 100 balls
Quad Biking The hike aperitif- sunset: sunset, tapas, friendly atmosphere, St Pée sur Nivelle
/ Aquitaine, France, St Pée sur Nivelle

An original formula to spend a good moment between friends, a two hour trek in quad on our mountains, we shall run on beautiful technical and playful runways. We shall join our “camp” for the sunset.

Stop the engines!!! A break on our most beautiful point of view opposite the bay of St Jean de Luz and the Rhune Mountain, we shall look at the sunset on the ocean by savoring home-made tapas and local drinks.

Way down to the basis at nightfall, the head full of beautiful landscapes!

A strong moment and a beautiful memory…

Rise in altitude, technical areas, 35 km, single seater or tandem, minimum 4 people, accessible to all, 3 hours of activities.

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119€ for two-seater
Quad Biking Birthday Pack, St Pée sur Nivelle
/ Aquitaine, France, St Pée sur Nivelle

Come to celebrate your birthday on our basis with your friends, our purpose is to please you with adapted quad bikes, playful exercises, a coherent progress. Everything is made to give pleasure to your future champions!!!!

Take your handlebars!!! 4 sessions of rolling :

  • Use of quads and driving (15 min),
  • Work of mobility, bend (15 min),
  • Trial exercises, seesaw, slope (15 min),
  • Final team games (15 min)

A birthday party organized by our team with a birthday cake, drinks, candies and a little gift for your child.

Two hours long
4 children minimum
From 6 to 11 years old.
In the morning and afternoon on reservation.

For the activity please provide: sneakers, pants, long sleeves T-shirt, water, extra clothes.

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Quad Biking Raid Adventure One day, St Pée sur Nivelle
/ Aquitaine, France, St Pée sur Nivelle

Driving our automatic quad bikes, you will leave alone or in a two-seaters quad, with a qualified monitor, his aim:  to disorient you, make you roll in safety, and explain you a lot of things about our beautiful country.

On the tracks of the smugglers, a gourmand stopover will wait for you in a typical public house of the Spanish side. The Raid adventure is also a moment of sharing around a good table!!!

An ideal hike for your groups, between friends or in couple to live a day full in nature and sensations.

Uneven areas, technical zones, approximately 90 km, 5 hours and a half of quad, single or two-seaters, approachable to all.

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170
110€ x 2 = 220€ for two-seater
Quad Biking Trek exploration 2 hours: the adventure any ground, St Pée sur Nivelle
/ Aquitaine, France, St Pée sur Nivelle

During the hike our instructors will help you have a beautiful progress and make you run on magnificent paths between mountain and ocean, many meadows of the Rhune Mountain where you can estimate the Basque nature with views on the Pyrenean foothills, St Jean de Luz’s bay and all the Basque coast.

The first part of hike takes place on St Pée’s heights between savage landscapes and green forest of eucalyptus and oaks and you will evolve on easy tracks where you will quickly assimilate the piloting of quads.

We shall come down again in the valley and our target will be the crests overhanging the villages of Sare and Ascain, “here the landscapes are rather lunar, wild horses and vultures took up residence there “; 360 degrees views on the coast and lands are waiting for you!!!

Concerning sensation, our mountains allow you to have fun driving the quads, rises, descents, paths of crests, under wood and many other surprises wait for you …

The ride quad, one moment of sharing and feelings!!!

Gone up at high altitude, technical passages for those who wish it, approximately 35 km, guaranteed, single or two-seater, accessible sensations to all.

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58€ x 2 = 116€ for two-seater
Rafting & Wind Tunnel Flying, Languedoc-Roussillon
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Summer/Autumn 2016-2017

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River Rafting, Wind Tunnel Flying & Outdoor activities in Aude, France.

From June to September. 3 Days – air travel not included.

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Quad Biking Trek discovery (1 hour): live the adventure differently, St Pée sur Nivelle
/ Aquitaine, France, St Pée sur Nivelle

A small hike (one hour) for those who want to test the quad bike and discover St Pée’s surroundings with the panoramic points of view on the coast and the Basque nature and its valleys. Our runways adapted to the practice will allow you to live a moment strong in sensation!!!

Weak ones made uneven, small technical zones secured for those who want it, approximately 15 km, single or two-seater, accessible to all.

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38€ x 2 = 76€ for two-seater
Quad Biking Escape Raid 3 hours: a half-day Off Road, St Pée sur Nivelle
/ Aquitaine, France, St Pée sur Nivelle

In the same spirit as the 2 hour ride, our Escape Raid will bring you on the runways of crests overhanging the beautiful village of Ainhoa, in the heart of a mountain massif rich in landscapes, surrounded with animals and evolving on technical passages.

Trial zones will allow you to surpass yourselves and to test the capacities of the quad.

Uneven areas, non-mandatory trial areas, approximately 45 km, strong sensations, single or two-seaters, approachable to all.

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80€ x 2 = 160€ for two-seater

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