Underwater Trail

The Underwater Discovery Trail of the Pointe de l’Aiguille is accessible to all and allows the observation and recognition of the fauna and flora of the Mediterranean shallow waters. It is necessary to know how to use fins, mask and snorkel.

Buoy 1

Herbarium of Posidonia

Posidonia is a protected species because it is vital for young fish and many other species that find shelter and food. It also plays a physical role as a wave attenuator and its dead leaves protect beaches from erosion.

Buoy 2

Rock scree with algae

Block Chaos forms a habitat rich in hiding places. This is the hunting ground for scorpion fish and gobies. Multicolored algae cover these rocks. The small crustaceans that they shelter are prey sought by wrasses.

Buoy 3

Vertical walls

Small vertical walls are ideal for sponges and yellow anemones. The holes in the rock are excellent hiding places for blennies. Screes at the foot of the walls are the realm of gobies.

Buoy 4

Flush Rock (“Dry”)

At the southern end of the trail, isolated rock (“dry”) rises near the surface. Exposed to the currents, its vertical walls are colonized by sponges, which filter the water or anemones that capture the plankton with their tentacles.

A wafer (underwater) with all the fauna and flora, is available at the Tourist Office. A deposit of 10 € will be required and returned after. (only in summer)

Tourist Office Information – 1 Corniche d’Or – 06590 Théoule sur Mer
Tel: +33 (0) 4 93 49 28 28 – Fax: +33 (0) 4 93 49 00 04

To the west of the department, the departmental natural park of Pointe de l’Aiguille offers a striking contrast between the red rocks of the Esterel and the clear blue of the Mediterranean.

From mid-June to mid-September, you can discover the wealth of the seabed. In a beautiful seagrass meadow, admire the ballet of sea bream, seabream and sole, and if you venture deeper, you will discover rock fish and crustaceans.

COMMUNITY OF SUBMARINE TRAILS

As part of Education for Sustainable Development.

The Underwater Trail is an educational tool for the marine environment
Adapted to sensitize the public to the fragility and exceptional Biodiversity of the first meters of the mediterranean marine environment.
What is an underwater trail?
It is an aquatic activity, organized educational, which aims to discover safely the diversity of seascapes, to awaken audiences to the fragility of ecosystems, to stimulate and accompany behavior change. It is carried out at sea in the littoral zone using, at least, a mask and a snorkel. The practice then varies according to the sites: free, accompanied, signposted …

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