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Groupement de Pêche et d'Etudes Sous-Marines - GPES

Service providers, Tourism service provider, Activity providers in La Ciotat
  • It was June 24, 1941. The GPES, Groupement de Pêche et d'Études sous-marines, was born. 75 years later, the club, chaired for 36 years by Jean Barthe, still exists.

  • The GPES, the oldest scuba diving club in France, does everything possible to make your dives and training sessions enjoyable. Take advantage of its incredible capacity to welcome divers all year round, in summer and winter: a room to welcome divers, changing rooms with hot showers and sanitary facilities, a room to store your equipment (you can leave your belongings when you do successive dives over several days and during lunch breaks), 2 large rinsing tanks (water is renewed on each...
    The GPES, the oldest scuba diving club in France, does everything possible to make your dives and training sessions enjoyable. Take advantage of its incredible capacity to welcome divers all year round, in summer and winter: a room to welcome divers, changing rooms with hot showers and sanitary facilities, a room to store your equipment (you can leave your belongings when you do successive dives over several days and during lunch breaks), 2 large rinsing tanks (water is renewed on each dive), outdoor drying racks and 2 fully equipped training rooms (video projector, blackboard, computer, etc).

    The club has two boats, for a total capacity of 38 divers. The bay of La Ciotat, of which the Ile Verte is the queen, provides shelter from the wind most of the time, and therefore allows for the vast majority of outings. Don't forget to taste the traditional hot tea when you get back on the boat!

    The club can accommodate up to 38 divers simultaneously. The following equipment, recently renewed and available in all sizes for children and adults, is at their disposal: about sixty full wetsuits or shortys, about thirty stabilising jackets, about forty pairs of fins, diving computers, about twenty full regulators (air), about ten full regulators (nitrox), about forty blocks (air), about ten nitox blocks and half a dozen pony blocks, masks.
  • Environment
    • Close to pleasure port
    • On the Haven
Services
  • Activities
    • Water sports
    • Scuba diving
    • Underwater fishing
    • Fishing
  • Rates
    Dives
    Dive (free block and weights) : 29€ (unit), 138€ (card x5), 260€ (card x10)
    Supervised dive (free block and weights) : 35€ (unit), 160€ (card x5), 305€ (card x10)
    Baptism : 1 discovery dive (all included) : 45€ (unit)
    Discovery pass: 3 dives (exploration or training) + insurance + booklet: 142€.
    Equipment package: 13€ (all inclusive)
    Equipment (1 item): 5€ (all inclusive)
    Dive computer: 6€ (1 element)
    Pony rental (6l) from 75% to 85€ (6l equipped with octopus for 2 decos) : 7€ (unit), 30€ (card x5), 50€ (card x10)
    Nitrox dive (32%) 12l block & M26 regulator : 8€ (unit)
    Nitrox dive (32%) 15l block & M26 regulator : 10€ (unit)

    Group dives
    5 to 10 divers : 28€ per person
    11 to 20 divers : 25€ per person
    21 to 37 divers : 23€ per person

    Training courses
    Technical diving : Block offered, other equipment not included : 39€.
    Level 1 preparatory package : 6 dives, licence, equipment, course, logbook and passport, CMAS card : 353€.
    Level 2 preparatory package: 12 dives, practical and theoretical courses, CMAS card: 453€.
    Level 3 preparatory package: 10 dives, practical and theoretical courses, CMAS card: 433€. Combined level 3 + Nitrox and confirmed nitrox : 575€.
    Preparatory package PA20 : 8 dives, practical and theoretical courses, CMAS card : 353€.
    Preparatory package PE40 : 5 dives, courses and equipment (except computer), CMAS card : 238€.
    Initiator course and exam: 2 days of initial course, obtaining a pedagogical booklet, 5 days of course including a half-day exam: 288€.
    Level 4 course and exam: dive guide, course and exam over 2 weeks: 850€.
    Children's course (bronze, silver, gold diver) : 5 dives, equipment, licence, diploma, CMAS card, booklet / logbook : 300€.
    RIFAP course : 1 day course (practical and theoretical courses, CMAS card) : 93€.
    Nitrox course: 1 day course. 1 dive at 40% and one dive at 32% + course, CMAS card: 183€. Combined Nitrox + confirmed Nitrox: 283€.
    Advanced Nitrox course: 1 day course. 1 air dive + pony 80% and 1 dive 36% + pony 80% + course, CMAS card: 193€. Combined Nitrox + confirmed nitrox: 283€.
    Use of dry suit (wetsuit not supplied): 2 dives + course, CMAS card: 113€.

    Licences
    Adult (over 16 years old): 43€.
    Cadet (from 12 to 15 years old) : 27
    Child (under 12 years old): 12€.
    Diving pass: 15€.

    Miscellaneous
    CMAS card: 16€.
    Diving booklet: 10€.
    FFESSM kit: 15€

    Inflating
    Block inflation: 4€ (6-10 litres), 5€ (12 litres), 6€ (15-18 litres)
    Nitrox inflation: 0,03€/L of expanded O2
    Inflation card (air): 50€ (55€ inflation) or 100€ (110€ inflation)
Openings
Openings
  • All year 2024
    Open On Wednesday, On Thursday, On Friday, On Saturday, On Sunday
    * from Wednesday to Friday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm The weekend from 8:15 am to 12 pm and from 1:15 pm to 5 pm
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