Most of the diving in Reunion takes place on the west side of the island but it is also possible to dive the wilder currents in the south or the east side of the island to see old underwater lava flows.
Diving off the western coast reveals walls, coral gardens, caves and even some shipwrecks. Most of the dive sites are a 5-20 minute boat ride away and are relatively easy to dive save for a few exceptions which see stronger currents.
From Saint-Gilles, access a calm sunlit lagoon with coral flats and sandy bottoms or explore wrecks like the Hïa Sïang. If diving off Saint-Leu, head to the busy Pointe au Sel drop-off to catch sight of pelagic marine life. To see the lava flows, head to Saint-Pierre in the south or Sainte-Rose in the east for the Anse des Cascades dive site.
The best time to head to Réunion for scuba diving is during June to November although it is possible to dive there on a year-round basis. Visibility around Réunion is wonderful and averages at 30m while the water temperature ranges from 72-84°F (22-29°C).
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
For diving in Reunion fly to Roland Garros Airport in Sainte-Marie on Réunion via airlines like Air Austral, Air France, Air Madagascar and Corsair direct from France, Mauritius, Mayotte, Madagascar, Seychelles, South Africa, Comoros, and India.