Nicknamed "La Réserve Cousteau" this site is part of the GUADELOUPE National Park . A few minutes from Malendure beach, the town of Bouillante has become the ideal place for diving, thanks to its rich fauna and flora that rival the most beautiful spots on the planet. It is rich in coral reef sponges, gorgonians, and colors and provides unforgettable encounters with hundreds of species of tropical fish, turtles, crayfish, eels, seahorses...

Cousteau Submarine
Cousteau Submarine
A little history: Where does the name Cousteau come from?
Who is Cousteau? Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910-1997), he began his career in 1930 as an officer in the French Navy and from 1939-1940 he fought in the Second World War. His nicknames, "Commander Cousteau" or "PACHA, are still well-known.  In 1937, he discovered the underwater world and became an avid sea-lover. Cousteau wanted to get to the bottom of the ocean and, with the help of engineer Emile Gagnan, he perfected the principle of the aqualung and the regulator. Cousteau first tested modern scuba diving equipment in the Var in the Mediterranean Sea in June 1943, with his loyal friends Tailliez Philippe and Frédéric Dumas; they were to become "The Three Muskateers." In 1950 Jacques Cousteau found  himself at the helm of a ship called "CALYPSO", on which he travelled the seven seas and became an oceanographic explorer, filmmaker and director of underwater documentaries. His famous ‘The world of silence’ with Louis Malle won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1956 and an Oscar in Hollywood the same year. In the eighties and nineties his documentaries were shown on television and inspired many young people to become divers. It is partly due to Cousteau that we have diving instructors!
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There are plenty of things to do and places to see near the club. Here are our favourites:


Plage de Malendure
Plage Malendure is the nearest beach to the club and is known for its volcanic black sand. Here you will find plenty of restaurants and bars where you can relax by the sea. For the more adventurous, grab your mask and tuba and explore the waters, where you will find turtles nibbling on the vegetation.

Canopee Guadeloupe Canyoning
The staff of Canopee (on Plage Malendure) will take you on an adventure through the Ravine Bourceau. Here you will see all types of flora and vegetation and get the chance to abseil from large heights - with the knowledge that you are safely secured by your harness!

Gwada Pagaie
Just down the road from the club on Plage Malendure, Gwada Pagaie is a great place to hire canoes and kayaks and paddle out to the Pigeon Islands.

Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe
This zoo is a 10 minute drive from the club and offers the opportunity to see a wide variety of animals, such as jaguars, monkeys and iguanas.

Les Bains de Thomas
This is a natural hot source in the sea where the water temperature is around 70 degrees.

Le Nautilus
This spacious glass bottomed boat, which leaves from Plage Malendure, allows you to get another perspective of the beautiful reef and magnificent fauna and fish below. On the trip to the nearby Pigeon Islands you will have the opportunity to do some snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Reserve Cousteau.

Cascade le Saut de L'Acomat
This stunning waterfall is about a 10-15 minute drive from the club in the direction of Pointe Noire.

Col Des Mamelles
This trail starts on Route de la Traversee and climbs up into the luscious forest. Trainers are a must as the terrain is fairly uneven.
Things to do in Guadeloupe FWI
Things to do in Guadeloupe FWI
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