For more information on the wrecks lying on the Corsican coast, Stéphane Le Gallais and his team of divers have been photographing them for years and regularly publish beautiful books listing them.
The steamship "Balkan", belonging to the Fraissinet shipping company (operating between Marseille and Calvi) with more than 500 passengers on board was torpedoed on August 16, 1918 by a German submarine while it was off Calvi, its final destination being Bastia. Only a hundred or so survivors managed to reach the Calvese coast. A commemorative plaque pays homage to them at the exit of Calvi, in the direction of Ajaccio by the coast at what is called "La Croix des Balkans". The descendants of some of the passengers still live in Calvi.
As you can see, Calvi and the Balagne region are full of underwater wonders to be explored either in a tank or by staying on the surface. Each diving club in Calvi offers first time divers, the famous "baptisms", but also training courses for the initiated with the passage of levels. A level 1 of the FFESSM (French Federation of Underwater Studies and Sports) takes only 4 days and 5 dives (theory + sea outings + logbook and license) and allows the novice from 14 years old to equip himself, to immerse, to balance and to evolve up to 20m of depth in full safety while learning the bases of diving. Ideal to initiate and occupy actively the week of vacations of a teenager!
And above all, don't hesitate to come to the reception, they will show you the most beautiful snorkeling spots and the beautiful beaches around the Domaine to enjoy the sea and the sun.