Diversity, beauty and abundance are the keywords to describe the flora and fauna of the various dive sites in Port-Cros. The rocks are covered with large red gorgonians, numerous yellow or orange tubular sponge hydroids , yellow anemones and other clathrins. The rock is thus covered with a coat of colors which explode in the flashlights.
There are also Janolus Cristatuses with their beautiful lacy appearance. Fans of small animals can admire the colourful planarians, flabellinas (sea slugs), also dorid nudibranchs, groups of Hypselodoris tricolors with their bright blue bodies, and sometimes a majestic giant dory with its golden color. This extensive animal life has made the Gabinière Island famous. You won't have to look for groupers when you dive, they'll come to you.
Since the summer of 2001, a huge school of barracudas of about 200 fish moved into the area, at the depth of 10-20 meters. The eagle rays are also present, often at the depth of 30-35 meters. These rays seem to fly through the water, it is a sight you will never forget !! In the rocky areas , there are many nooks inhabited by all sizes of moray eels. We also see red scorpionfish, along with many rare specimens of starfish..
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