“IF ONLY YOU KNEW THE
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trips and adventures
@SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL DIVING
We love to go and do our own diving. If you are looking to build experience or just need a team-mate get in touch. We’d love to have you along. Unless you retain us to teach or guide there are no charges for joining a trip
Diving in France
how to get there
Flights into France are easy and plentiful with plenty of budget and mainstream airlines. Nearest airports to Gramat should be selected. It’s great though to have a car/truck and your own gear, Ferries from Ireland (Cork-Roscoff) the UK (also the Chunnel) also run regularly.
about the diving
We have a nice choice of dive profiles in this area from shallow to really deep and from massive passages to really narrow restrictions. Ressel is the most popular cave and is often used for teaching, learning and training . It’s the most dived cave in Europe …
The Cave to Be is the only Cave Diving School and Facility in France open all year long. Locally you should also explore some of the gastronomic specialities like wine, “foie gras” , duck confit … All these will give you some extra strength for your dives 😊
our partners in the country
Olivier Bertieaux https://www.thecavetobe.com/en/about-us is the new owner of the caver to be since 2011. Year upon year the concept grows and develops. Now you can find a filling station, cave school, basic gear and spare parts for cave divers , accommodations and more.
when we normally go
The shoulder months of May and September are the best time to visit France for us. There is really only a little difference in the water conditions year round so its more to do with the surface conditions. The summer can be very hot and it’s a huge relief to get in the water at this time of year.
In fact, water temperatures are stable at 13-15 degrees year round in the cave. Access waters like rivers and head pools can be much colder, albeit briefly in winter. Dry suits are essential.