Diving at The Little Mermaid
– Martinique (0-35m)
It is a great place for diving enthusiasts at different times of the day. The exceptional light offers almost 3 different dive sites in one.
What is the Little Mermaid in Martinique?
The Little Mermaid is first of all a very nice coral plateau, located between 3 and 15 meters deep. The start is along this coral garden, followed by a nice fringe of reef, then a drop off, faults rich in schools of fish and a small tunnel, all in one dive: what a course!
The spot is very luminous and almost an open air aquarium, as we come across a variety of species, from the emblematic turtles of course, but also schools of lippus, pike-perch, gorettes or antennae.
What level to dive at the Little Mermaid?
Not only does the Little Mermaid site offer an incredible and varied course in one, but it is also accessible to all levels of divers, whether PADI or EPF. Ideal, isn’t it?
What can you see underwater at the Little Mermaid?
Attention, il ne faut rien manquer de cette plongée … suivez le guide !
L’exposition de ce site au sud de la Pointe Burgos fait qu’il est bien éclairé toute la journée et cela nous permet de vous proposer trois ambiances différentes en fonction de l’horaire de la plongée : 7h00, 10h00 et 14h00.
7h00, le jour vient de se lever, le soleil fait son apparition et l’exposition est du site nous permet de bien profiter de ses rayons. La lumière est rasante et c’est le moment préféré pour les gros poissons de passer à table. Nous rencontrons souvent de jolis thazards ou de gros barracudas qui viennent chasser sur le récif. Et comme à chaque plongée sur ce site, nous observons les Lippus, les pagres et les gorettes au bout de la pointe. L’avantage à cette heure, c’est que nous sommes seuls avec eux !
A 10h00, le soleil est quasiment à la verticale du site. L’éclairage est à son maximum. Nous allons en profiter pour observer les anémones et toute la vie qui se développe à l’intérieur.
And each anemone has its own species of shrimp: the Yucatan shrimp with its white spots on its orange body, the electric blue Pederson shrimp or the Thor shrimp which are the smallest.
And what a pleasure it is to have a manicure with a few Pederson shrimp!
Did you know that? In addition to these shrimps, under each anemone you have a small crab that lives well protected.
Our afternoon dive between 14:00 and 16:00 allows us to take advantage of a more subdued light. The site is also well exposed to the west and we enjoy the slow descent of the sun. It is perhaps at this time of the day that we are most aware of the richness of colour of this reef!
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Where to find us?
Our Alpha Plongée centre is located on the beach of Grande Anse d’Arlet, about 200m to the right of the pontoon, looking out to sea. We are in the middle of the pedestrian street that runs along the seafront, between the restaurants “Bidjoul” and “Les Arcades”.
If you decide to join us by car, you can park in the large car park which overlooks the road opposite the grocery shop. It is indicated by a large blue sign. To find us, you just have to cross the road and slip between two rows of houses.
Alpha Plongée Martinique
97217 LES ANSES D’ARLET.