In terms of diving, Hyères, Giens Peninsula, the Golden Islands, Sainte-Maxime and Saint-Raphaël in the department of Var on the French Riviera, regularly appear on the list of the best French diving spots.

For this reason, people from all over the world come specifically to this region to discover the splendours of the seabed from the Var department, on the French Riviera. L’Île d’Or, La Seiche à l’Huile, Le Sagona (« The Greek »), Les Cigales (Sec des Suisses), le Sentier Sous-Marin Port-Cros, etc.: names of underwater sites which, even if they are unknown to the general public, are well known to the scuba diving enthusiasts. The splendour of the aquatic fauna and flora present there will leave no one unmoved.

Pomfrets, barracudas, moray eels, groupers, seas urchins, octopuses, sea breams, red mullets, congers, sea goldies, black scorpionfishes, forkbeards, sponges, lobsters, eagle rays, sunfishes, nudibranchs, slipper lobsters, langustas … this infinite list finally builds a beautiful marine park.


This Mediterranean environment, through its majestic, striking atmosphere, is simply unique in the world. Ideal for scuba diving, it attracts many passionate people, amateur divers and tourists who come from around the globe to contemplate this show. If you speak French, we recommend reading the articles published on Diving Info that deal with the fascinating world of diving.

In addition to enjoying a great diversity of corals, these places are full of beautiful corners, caves to visit and mythical shipwrecks that strike because of their variety.

“The Greek” for example, which is a cargo ship sunk in 1945 located between the islands of Port-Cros and Porquerolles off Hyères, is a diving spot which is particularly popular among scuba diving enthusiasts. Among the shipwrecks steeped in history are The Donator, also sunk in 1945; The Dornier 24, a three-engine hydroplane that was manufactured in Germany and sank in 1949; The Venus-des-Iles II, a tourist shuttle that caught fire and sank off Toulon with 407 tourists on board; The Heinkel 111, originally built clandestinely by the Germans after the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, was the most used Luftwaffe aircraft during the Second World War.


If you want to practice diving in the Var department on the French Riviera, and especially in the surrounding area of the city of Hyères-les-Palmiers, Tilou Location offers 4 apartments of high standing on Giens Peninsula (open year round, rentals per night).

Since all hotels in Giens are closed from October to April, Tilou Location is the only renter which is open all year on the peninsula. From our rental apartments, you can find a rental in Giens and quickly reach the city center of Hyères-les-Palmiers, the famous beaches of the region (L’Almanarre, La Badine, La Bergerie, etc.), The Golden Islands (Porquerolles, Port-Cros, Île du Levant – departure from La Tour Fondue pier, which is located a few-minutes walk from our rental apartments) as well as world-famous diving spots, some of which have been quoted by the well-known regional newspaper Var-matin as being among the five best diving spots in the Var.

Our rental apartments in Giens are located on a private property protected by video surveillance and an automatic gate. As such, you can store all your diving gear in a secure place. We also have a luggage storage area in Giens and safes for all your valuables, cash, checkbooks, etc.

Our residence is equipped with several water points, which will allow you to clean all of your diving equipment. Thanks to our concierge service in Giens, we will be able to help you organize your holidays in this region of the French Riviera. We also accept pets if they are properly leashed and vaccinated.

Finally, Tilou Location offers a range of high-end services allowing you to enjoy a peaceful stay on Giens Peninsula, in the town of Hyères: bike rental in Giens, laundry on site, reservations (spa, thalasso, restaurant, kitesurfing, windsurfing, fun boarding, scuba diving, etc.), free WiFi and parking area, boutique on site for all your everyday purchases, catering service (breakfast, lunch and dinner), transfers from the surrounding train stations and airports, management of late arrivals, etc.


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