Diving in Tunisia

Learn to Dive in Tunisia

Tunisia’s Highlights

Tunisia has some of the best diving in the Mediterranean. It has dives for all experience levels. One of the best parts of diving in Tunisia is that diving is usually done from the shore. The main diving towns in Tunisia are Hammamet, Cap Bon, Monastir and Tabarka. 

When is the best time to go diving in Tunisia? 

Diving in Tunisia can be done at any time of year. Although, from March to November the weather is best. 

Water Temperature: The water temperature varies by season. In winter, the water drops to 16°C. In summer, it rises to a warm 26°C.

Currents: None to medium

Visibility: Between 10 and 30 meters. 

Tunisia’s best dive sites

Pigeon Grotto, Tabarka

At a depth of 2 to 12 meters, this is a great site for both novice and experienced divers. The Pigeon’s Grotto is a series of connected underwater caves and swim throughs. This is an enjoyable dive which will get your adrenaline pumping. 

Hannibal Wreck, Monastir 

A stunning wreck at a depth of 31 meters, with some interesting marine life to spot including groupers.  

Takrouna Wreck, Hammamet 

The Takrouna wreck is a German warship that sank in WWII. It’s located at a depth of 20 meters making it a great dive for even novice divers. Dolphins and pilot whales can be found at this site. The wreck is memorable as you can spot a jeep on the deck. 

About the country 

Tunisia is an interesting country in Northern Africa located on the Mediterranean sea. It has eight UNESCO world heritage sites. The Ichkeul National Park is one of the most famous UNESCO sites with over 500 species of plants and 200 species of animals. Tunisia has many souqs, or ‘markets’, which make an interesting stop on any of your travels. 

Recreational Courses in Tunisia

Dive Centers in Tunisia

Getting to Tunisia

Easiest way to get to Tunisia is to fly. Boats and land-travel from neighboring countries are also available. Tunis Carthage International Airport is the main airport and has direct flights to countries in Europe and Africa. To travel by boat, there are ferries from Italy and France. 

Other important information 

  • Capital: Tunis
  • Official Language: Arabic
  • Demonym: Tunisian
  • Currency: Tunisian Dinar (TND)
  • Calling code: +216
  • Driving Side: right
  • Population: Over 11,708,000

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