Snorkeling in the heart of the Marine Park

  • Snorkeling au coeur du Parc Marin de Carry-le-Rouet
  • Snorkeling au coeur du Parc Marin de Carry-le-Rouet
  • Snorkeling au coeur du Parc Marin de Carry-le-Rouet
  • Snorkeling au coeur du Parc Marin de Carry-le-Rouet
  • Snorkeling au coeur du Parc Marin de Carry-le-Rouet
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Presentation

The Martigues Tourist Office invites you to discover the fauna and flora of the shallow coastal depths in the protected marine area of ​​Carry-le-Rouet (created in December 1982).

Managed by the Marine Park, it is an area of ​​85 ha which borders the coast and which extends offshore to the vicinity of the deep limit of the Posidonia meadows, or approximately half a mile. The rocky bottoms are present along the coast and extend offshore in the form of slabs and blocks emerging from the herbarium, the most important being between 10 and 15 meters deep.

The guided tour is done on the surface by an animator employed by the Park.
Free on reservation compulsory.

Opening of registrations on June 14 for July slots and July 15 for August slots.
 
Practical information
  • Schedule :
    • Departure time :
    • Duration : 1h
    • Start time : 9h15
    • End time : 10h
  • Date(s) :
    • At 11 July 2024
    • To 29 August 2024
  • By reservation :
    • Yes
  • Supervised visit :
    • Yes
  • Place of departure :
    • in Carry-le-Rouet
  • Prices :
    • Free
  • Important to know :
    • Pets aren't allowed
    • Forbidden to children under 8 years old

About

Conditions of sale- From the age of 8, knowing how to swim.
- Children from 8 to 12 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult in the water.
- Children from 12 to 18 years old must present a mandatory parental authorization if the parent is not present in the water.
- Participants must be provided with closed shoes (such as trainers or water shoes that hold the foot) that can go into the water to avoid injuring their feet. Fins only for experienced swimmers.
- Bring your personal equipment if possible (mask, snorkel). Wetsuits can be loaned on site.
- The coupon/certificate of the health questionnaire received by email must be brought, signed, the morning of the activity.

Frequently asked questions from the general public:
- Should we bring our mask and snorkel? Yes.
- Can we bring our flippers? Yes, if you are used to swimming with (confirmed swimmer). Closed shoes are recommended by default for people who are not used to fins to limit the impact of trampling on the seabed.
- How is the underwater trail area?
              The start is from the edge with an easy launch (gently sloping platform).
              The area is shallow (maximum 2-3 meters of water).
              The area is most often sheltered from the wind (especially in the event of the mistral) and there is no strong current.
              There is one supervisor for 4 participants so the visit is personalized and secure.
              The guide has a small inflatable raft to lean on if needed.
              The health recommendations of the government and the Diving Federation are respected
- I am not very sporty and enduring, can I come anyway? Yes, it is not a webbed hike, you must be in good physical condition but not necessarily athletic. We stay near the edge, in the Cap Rousset cove.
- I am not an expert in mask-snorkeling, can I come anyway? Yes, the activity is open to everyone, whatever the level of experience: accustomed to swimming with a snorkel mask or also beginners.
- I am old… can I still come? Yes, the activity is open to everyone regardless of age, you just need to be in good physical condition.
- My child is almost 8 years old, his birthday is at the end of the summer, can I come anyway? No, you have to be 8 years old
- Is it possible to park your car easily? Between 15/07 and 15/08, you have to allow extra time to find a parking space.
- Is the reception of people with reduced mobility possible? Yes, but contact us beforehand in order to adapt the organization.

Map

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Plage du Cap Rousset
13620
CARRY LE ROUET
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.32820
Longitude : 5.16003