Hundreds of wrecks in waters never much more than 25m deep make Arromanches
a popular spot for diving, and Normandy Beach has become a popular
place for divers.
D-Day 1944 saw the sea covered with a carpet of ships, troop carriers,
tank landing craft, cruisers, and even huge sections of the Mulberry
artificial harbours, and hundreds of ships were lost over the following
months of support operations. Many dangerous wrecks have been cleared,
but "The D-Day Wrecks" museum in Port en Bessin open from June to
September and weekends in May, can give you a good idea of what there
is still out there.
Arromanches has its own Dive Club just 500m from our door.
With 2 ribs and a new aluminium dive boat with cover for up to 20
divers, you can rent equipment or have your own tanks filled at the
club. Make the most of your time; their instructors know the local
waters and conditions very well. www.Arromanches-plongee.com
We look after groups of typically 12 - 15 divers, also couples, singles,
and often non-diving partners and families. We understand that meal
times follow the tides, while hot showers may be needed at 11.30 after
the mornings dive. We understand the importance of having space to
dry kit, and store tanks, and most of all we appreciate the need to
relax and party a little together in the evenings.
We know how to "cram" extra beds in rooms to keep costs down for you.
We are happy to sort meals at odd hours to match your schedules, and
we have driers and washing machines you can use whenever you need.
Feel at home andcomfortable. Enjoy your diving.