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Welcome to our Diving Service Center

We setup our service center and filling station in the heart of the French cave country in Lot.
We enjoy to provide you the best service, and all the help you need to arrange your stay.

About us

In 2014 we built our online shop PROTEUSHOP as technical and cave diving enthusiasts.

We moved to the Lot, in the land of caves at the end of 2018, in LIVERNON, in a beautiful location in the region, offering an ideal and central position towards the caves, but also a large indoor/outdoor space and excellent logistical access, a rarity in the protected area of the Regional Natural Park of Causses du Quercy.

In addition to the filling station, we offer services to divers and instructors with our shop, service and training centre, equipment hire and soon storage, drying and recharging facilities for your lights and scooters.

Our building is located 15 minutes from Le Ressel, and about 30 minutes maximum 0from most of the most famous caves (Marchepied, Landenouse, Saint Sauveur, Cabouy, Font Del Truffe...), allowing you to focus on your leisure activities and avoid wasting time driving.
We are also only 15 minutes from Figeac, the largest town in the area, where you will find a splendid outdoor market under the old covered market on Saturday mornings, shops, supermarkets, numerous bars and restaurants, bowling, cinema etc. Much more pleasant to fill your moments of relaxation than other small cities where the rare restaurants close at 20h.

Take a look at our cave map and use the GPS points to easily find the caves and your dive centre!

Filling Station is open 7 days a week from 8h30 to 20h30

Opening hours

The inflation station is open all year round, 7 days a week from 9am to 8.30pm.
If for special and exceptional reasons we have to be absent, we always inform our customers on our social networks Instagram and Facebook, we therefore invite you to subscribe to our pages to follow our news.

Compressors

We have two BAUER VERTICUS 15 compressors, each delivering 450l/min - 27M3/h. A third compressor of 15m3/h is dedicated to the manufacture of mixtures up to 32% oxygen.

The air is filtered with the BAUER Securus P61 system to ensure excellent breathing air quality.

Gas banks

We have 4 air banks 4x50L each, total of 16x50L 350b, that is 280M3 of air ready to use.
We also have 3 banks of Nitrox 32 5x50L each, total of 15x50L at 350b, that is 262M3 of Nitrox 32 ready to dive and 3 banks of Trimix 10/70, 15/55 and 18/45 with 3x50L each at 350b, that is 157M3 of pre-mixed Trimix.

Mixer

We have an MPS TECHNOLOGY blender to make Nitrox and Trimix in continuous flow and fill our banks with mixes up to 32% oxygen. 2 compressors of 27 + 15M3/h can make mixes at the same time, a huge 69M3/h!

Mixing Panel

In order to achieve the mixed gas on demand, we have implemented a solution that allows us to combine the advantages of cascade and overpressure techniques. 4 banks of oxygen (4x50L) and 4 banks of helium (4x50L) are connected to the distribution manifold and the bypass of the booster.

Booster

We use high quality boosters from MPS TECHNOLOGY to make any desired mix

Further developments of our inflation station are planned. To be continued!

Safety

For the safety of the filling operators and customers, all high and low pressure compressors, air, oxygen, helium, nitrox and trimix banks are located in a separate room for storage and ventilation. This allows us to ensure maximum safety in the event of an incident.
It also allows us to better control the ambient temperature and maintain a comfortable noise level.

Gas & Rentals

Price List

AIR per cylinder up to 240b
5€/cylinder
AIR per cylinder up to 300b
6,5€/cylinder
NITROX 32% per cylinder up to 240b
8,5€/cylinder
NITROX 32% per cylinder up to 300b
10€/cylinder

Other on request gas price list

AIR
0,0022€/L
OXYGEN
0,025€/L
HELIUM
0,050€/L
NITROX 32
0,0041€/L
TRIMIX 10/70
0,040€/L
TRIMIX 15/55
0,033€/L
TRIMIX 18/45
0,027€/L

 

Filling for AIR and Nx32% is for global volume of cylinder/s (ie considered as empty).
Minimum price per cylinder is 5€/filling.
Argon cylinder below 1,5L are free for air fills.

Any cylinder suspected in bad condition won't be filled.

Payment by cash or Credit Card VISA/MASTERCARD accepted, all banknotes are checked with a counterfeit detector
All prices are taxes included.

 

Rentals

We propose for rental the standard cave diving equipment

  • Backplate / harness / Wings
  • Cylinders : double or stage
  • Main light and backup light

For our cylinders, it is strictly not allowed to fill out of Lot Filling Station. We charge 30€/cylinder for any cleaning.

Rental can be done for 1 day, 2 days (-10%) or 5 days (-20%).

Products
1 day
2 days
5 days
Double 7L 300b or 8.5L 230b
15,00€
27,00€
60,00€
Double 12L 230b
20,00€
36,00€
80,00€
2L / 3L
10,00€
18,00€
40,00€
S80 11L
15,00€
27,00€
60,00€
S40 5.8L
15,00€
27,00€
60,00€
S006 Argon
10,00€
18,00€
40,00€
Light Main (Min 3h)
15,00€
27,00€
60,00€
Light Backup
10,00€
18,00€
40,00€
Backplate SS 3mm with DIR harness/crotchstrap
10,00€
18,00€
40,00€
Backplate SS 6mm with DIR harness/crotchstrap
15,00€
27,00€
60,00€
Buoy 17L / 22L
10,00€
18,00€
40,00€
DTEK Drysuit (trilaminate cordura with silicon wrist and collar) with rockboots & 5 mm hood
30,00€
54,00€
120,00€
DTEK TRS320 undergarnment & DTEK TRS320 socks
10,00€
18,00€
40,00€

 

Cylinders are rent empty.
Ask in advance for rental planning and availabilities.

Payment by cash or Credit Card VISA/MASTERCARD accepted, all banknotes are checked with a counterfeit detector
All prices are taxes included.

Pay What You Use !!

We propose a new principle.

We stock and rent ready to use cylinders that can be used as stage or bailout.
The rental is bit more expensive than empty cylinder, you will be charged only the gas you used.
Pressure and gas analysis are done before and after the rental.
For those cylinders, it is strictly not allowed to fill out of Lot Filling Station.

Example : you rent 1 day an S40 of 100% Oxygen @ 200b for 20€
- as bailout you don't use gas, there is no over cost
- as deco stage; you used 50b, then you are charged the complement (50bx5,8Lx0,025=7,25€) plus the rental, total is 27,25€.


Rental can be done for 1 day, 2 days (-10%) or 5 days (-20%).

Products
1 day
2 days
5 days
S40 Oxygene 100%
20,00€
36,00€
80,00€
S80 Oxygene 100%
20,00€
36,00€
80,00€
S80 50%
20,00€
36,00€
80,00€
S80 32%</h5>
20,00€
36,00€
80,00€
S80 21/35
25,00€
45,00€
100,00€
S80 18/45
25,00€
45,00€
100,00€
S80 15/55
25,00€
45,00€
100,00€

 

Ask in advance for rental planning and availabilities.
Payment by cash or Credit Card VISA/MASTERCARD accepted.
All prices are taxes included.

We propose initiation, exploration, training and technical courses in open-circuit and rebreather

Initiation and discovery

Never tried overhead and/or cave environments? Come for a day or a weekend and discover our beautiful caves. We'll guide you to some nice and easy caves to get your first overhead sensations.

Minimum accepted level : Level 1 / CMAS divers * / Open Water with 25 dives

Training ang exploration

The Lot department has a very large number of underground cavities due to its exceptional geology in the foothills of the Massif Central mountains.

More than 80 caves are available for training and exploration to be done within your diver and cave prerogatives in any configuration open circuit or rebreather, backmount or sidemount.

Courses

As PSAI and TDI facility, diving and service center, we can train you to start and raise your knowledge in technical diving. There is some few open water places and about 10 caves with easy access to allow most of courses.

We are always training and increasing our skills to provide new courses so let's keep in touch!

 


Ask in advance for planning and availabilities.
Courses & dives organized for 2 students minimum

Discovery, Guiding and Training
Duration
Price
Initiation 1
1 plongée
120€
Initiation 2
2 plongées
180€
Plongée guidée ou d'entraînement 1
1 dive (1h)
120€
Plongée guidée ou d'entraînement 2
1 long dive or with deco (2 à 3h)
180€

 

Technical Courses
Duration
Price
Nitrox
1 day
180€
Advanced Nitrox
2 days
360€
Twin set
2 days
360€
Advanced Buyancy Control
3 days
540€
Drysuit
2 days
360€
Sport DPV
2 days
360€
Open Water Sidemount
2 days
360€
Full Face Mask
1 day
180€
Nitrox Gas Blender
1 day
180€
Advanced Gas Blender
1 day
180€
Booster Gas Blender
1 day
180€
Nitrox + Advanced Gas Blender
2 days
360€
Nitrox + Advanced + Booster Gas Blender
3 days
540€

 

Overhead Courses
Duration
Price
Cavern Diver
3 days
540€
Intro To Cave Diver
3 days
540€
Full Cave Diver
5 days
900€
Cavern + Intro To Cave
5 days
900€
Cavern + Intro To Cave + Full Cave
8 days
1.440€
Cave Decompression
4 days
720€
Overhead Sidemount
2 days
360€
Overhead DPV
2 days
360€
CCR Cave Diver
5 days
900€

 

Rebreather Courses
Duration
Price
CCR Try Dive</h5>
1 dive
150€
ISC Megalodon Rebreather Diver (Non-Decompression Diving)
5 days
900€
ISC Megalodon Advanced Rebreather Diver (Decompression Diving)
5 days
900€
ISC Megalodon CCR Diver Crossover
3 days
540€

Organize your stay around us

We do not currently manage accommodation, however, we can recommend some solutions around our dive center.

Cottage or wood tents in the camping La Deveze in Livernon

This is the closest and very adfordable place. They propose you a cottage and comfortable wood tents.

https://www.camping-ladeveze.com/en/

Cottage Le Mas de Laurensou

A friend caver (Mario) is renting a cottage for 5 people in Grezes.

http://maslaurensou.free.fr/

Mobil-Homes in the camping Le Bois de Sophie in Lacapelle-Marival

https://www.camping-lot-leboisdesophie.com/

Contact

LOT FILLING STTION / PROTEUSHOP

345 allée de Coupille 46320 Livernon - FRANCE
info@lotfillingstation.eu / +33 7 67 22 78 56
GPS Coordinates : 44.65791405647252, 1.8519544383562243
Code GoogleMaps MV52+5Q Livernon

To find us

Unfortunately, the GPS maps are not up to date for our address, please find below the directions to reach us.
At the roundabout near the GAMM VERT shop in LIVERNON (intersection of the D802 and D653), take the direction ASSIER, then turn left. Then follow the road to reach the filling station (opposite you at the cul de sac, between the dump center and the notary's office).
Our premises are in a large wooden building that you can't miss.