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Latitude: 43° 4.287' N
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In Saint-Mandrier semi-island. Access from Toulon, Saint-Mandrier, or Six-Fours-Les-Plages.
How? By boat
Distance Short boat time (< 10min)
Easy to find? Hard to find
Alternative name S 640
Average depth 28.0 m / 91.9 ft
Max depth 30.0 m / 98.4 ft
Current Low ( < 1 knot)
Visibility Medium ( 5 - 10 m)
Dive site quality Good
Experience CMAS ** / AOW
Bio interest Poor
- Boat trafic
IMPORTANT: an authorization from the french navy is required as this wreck is sunk in the middle of a military area. Some local dive clubs have it during the summer period, only some weekends.
This french submarine L'Ariane(S-640) sunk two times: the first time for some secret tests performed by the french navy, close to la Fourmigue de Giens, then refloated, and sunk near the Cap Cepet (Saint Mandrier) as a training site for Navy Divers. During the last years many tests of the NewSuit (1 atm) have been performed.
The only submarine from the same type is
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