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 Bassin d'Arcachon

France, Aquitaine

English (Translate this text in English): Arcachon bay is a lagoon of 250 square km. open to the ocean. There are many very interesting places such as:
- The Dune of Pilat, 2,700 meters long and 105 meters high (the highest european dune)
- The sandbank of Arguin, between the Dune of Pilat and the Ocean
- The bird-island, a natural island in the middle of the bay
- The Leyre delta, where salt water and freshwater meet
- All oyster fishing villages, all arount the bay
- etc.

This is also the main diving area for Bordeaux divers. The two main dive sites are Hortense and Saint Yves, but many other places are also interesting (great quantity of Sea Horses !).

Advanced divers will dive out of the bay on several wrecks, such as Le Chariot.

English (Translate this text in English): Arcachon bay is a lagoon of 250 square km. open to the ocean. There are many very interesting places such as:
- The Dune of Pilat, 2,700 meters long and 105 meters high (the highest european dune)
- The sandbank of Arguin, between the Dune of Pilat and the Ocean
- The bird-island, a natural island in the middle of the bay
- The Leyre delta, where salt water and freshwater meet
- All oyster fishing villages, all arount the bay
- etc.

This is also the main diving area for Bordeaux divers. The two main dive sites are Hortense and Saint Yves, but many other places are also interesting (great quantity of Sea Horses !).

Advanced divers will dive out of the bay on several wrecks, such as Le Chariot.

Arcachon bay is a lagoon of 250 square km. open to the ocean. There are many very interesting places such as:
- The Dune of Pilat, 2,700 meters long and 105 meters high (the highest european dune)
- The sandbank of Arguin, between the Dune of Pilat and the Ocean
- The bird-island, a natural island in the middle of the bay
- The Leyre delta, where salt water and freshwater meet
- All oyster fishing villages, all arount the bay
- etc.

This is also the main diving area for Bordeaux divers. The two main dive sites are Hortense and Saint Yves, but many other places are also interesting (great quantity of Sea Horses !).

Advanced divers will dive out of the bay on several wrecks, such as Le Chariot.

English (Translate this text in English): Arcachon bay is a lagoon of 250 square km. open to the ocean. There are many very interesting places such as:
- The Dune of Pilat, 2,700 meters long and 105 meters high (the highest european dune)
- The sandbank of Arguin, between the Dune of Pilat and the Ocean
- The bird-island, a natural island in the middle of the bay
- The Leyre delta, where salt water and freshwater meet
- All oyster fishing villages, all arount the bay
- etc.

This is also the main diving area for Bordeaux divers. The two main dive sites are Hortense and Saint Yves, but many other places are also interesting (great quantity of Sea Horses !).

Advanced divers will dive out of the bay on several wrecks, such as Le Chariot.

Le Bassin d'Arcachon est une lagune de 250 km², ouvert sur l'océan par des passes. Il y a de nombreux lieux intéressants à visiter comme: La dune de Pilat (2,700 mètres de long et 105 mètres de haut, la plus haute d'Europe); Le banc d'Arguin (entre le Pilat et l'océan); L'île aux oiseaux (un espace naturel au milieu du bassin); Le delta de la Leyre (réserve ornithologique, où l'eau salé et l'eau douce se rencontrent); Tous les villages ostréicoles autour du Bassin; etc.

Le Bassin est également un haut lieu pour la plongée sous-marine pour les nombreux plongeurs Bordelais. Les deux principaux sites sont Hortense sur la pointe du Cap Ferret et Saint Yves dans Arcachon, mais il y a également beaucoup d'autres sites intéressants dont certains sont réputés pour rencontrer des Hippocampes.

Les plongeurs avancés pourront sortir du bassin et plonger sur plusieurs épaves comme Le Chariot (Le câblier) ou plus au large sur les grandes épaves du convoi...

English (Translate this text in English): Arcachon bay is a lagoon of 250 square km. open to the ocean. There are many very interesting places such as:
- The Dune of Pilat, 2,700 meters long and 105 meters high (the highest european dune)
- The sandbank of Arguin, between the Dune of Pilat and the Ocean
- The bird-island, a natural island in the middle of the bay
- The Leyre delta, where salt water and freshwater meet
- All oyster fishing villages, all arount the bay
- etc.

This is also the main diving area for Bordeaux divers. The two main dive sites are Hortense and Saint Yves, but many other places are also interesting (great quantity of Sea Horses !).

Advanced divers will dive out of the bay on several wrecks, such as Le Chariot.

English (Translate this text in English): Arcachon bay is a lagoon of 250 square km. open to the ocean. There are many very interesting places such as:
- The Dune of Pilat, 2,700 meters long and 105 meters high (the highest european dune)
- The sandbank of Arguin, between the Dune of Pilat and the Ocean
- The bird-island, a natural island in the middle of the bay
- The Leyre delta, where salt water and freshwater meet
- All oyster fishing villages, all arount the bay
- etc.

This is also the main diving area for Bordeaux divers. The two main dive sites are Hortense and Saint Yves, but many other places are also interesting (great quantity of Sea Horses !).

Advanced divers will dive out of the bay on several wrecks, such as Le Chariot.

English (Translate this text in English): Arcachon bay is a lagoon of 250 square km. open to the ocean. There are many very interesting places such as:
- The Dune of Pilat, 2,700 meters long and 105 meters high (the highest european dune)
- The sandbank of Arguin, between the Dune of Pilat and the Ocean
- The bird-island, a natural island in the middle of the bay
- The Leyre delta, where salt water and freshwater meet
- All oyster fishing villages, all arount the bay
- etc.

This is also the main diving area for Bordeaux divers. The two main dive sites are Hortense and Saint Yves, but many other places are also interesting (great quantity of Sea Horses !).

Advanced divers will dive out of the bay on several wrecks, such as Le Chariot.

English (Translate this text in English): Arcachon bay is a lagoon of 250 square km. open to the ocean. There are many very interesting places such as:
- The Dune of Pilat, 2,700 meters long and 105 meters high (the highest european dune)
- The sandbank of Arguin, between the Dune of Pilat and the Ocean
- The bird-island, a natural island in the middle of the bay
- The Leyre delta, where salt water and freshwater meet
- All oyster fishing villages, all arount the bay
- etc.

This is also the main diving area for Bordeaux divers. The two main dive sites are Hortense and Saint Yves, but many other places are also interesting (great quantity of Sea Horses !).

Advanced divers will dive out of the bay on several wrecks, such as Le Chariot.

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Dive sites (23)
Quality Avg depth Max depth Experience Dive type
Grand Piquey 6 / -
3.0 m 5.0 m All divers
Hortense 23 / -
15.0 m 28.0 m All divers
L'Herbe 3 / -
0.9 m 1.8 m All divers
La Belle Aventure 4 / -
20 m 22 m CMAS * / OW
La Marie-Noëlle - / -
19 m 23 m CMAS ** / AOW
La Roche-Velaine 1 / -
9.0 m 16.0 m All divers
La Vigne 8 / -
5 m 8 m All divers
La Villa Algerienne 1 / -
4.0 m 7.0 m All divers
Le Bateau en Ciment - / -
22 m 26 m CMAS ** / AOW
Le Chariot 5 / -
25.0 m 30.0 m CMAS ** / AOW
Le Cote Bleu - / -
12 m 15 m All divers
Le Jean-Pierre - / -
13.0 m 17.0 m All divers
Le Mimbeau 3 / -
8.0 m 15.0 m All divers
Le Point Zero - / -
20 m 21 m CMAS * / OW
Les blockhaus 1 / 5
15.0 m 20.0 m CMAS * / OW
Les deux digues - / -
6.0 m 12.0 m All divers
Saint Yves 4 / -
15.0 m 30.0 m All divers
The Christian Yann wreck - / -
22 m 25 m CMAS * / OW
The Georges André wreck - / -
18 m 20 m CMAS * / OW
The Golf 56 wreck - / -
19 m 20 m CMAS * / OW
The Mami Madi wreck - / -
18 m 19 m CMAS * / OW
The Perle wreck - / -
18 m 19 m CMAS * / OW
The René Hervé wreck - / -
18 m 19 m CMAS * / OW
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chris avatar
Hortense
Por chris
24 jun 2011
Eaux fines?... - C'était sensé être les eaux fines et une visi excellente... bof bof bof. C'était clair en surface mais très chargé au fond. Je comptais prendre des photos d'ambiance du blockhaus maison mais je n
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Hortense
Por yfaure
8 abr 2011
- En palanquée avec Thierry C. poursuivit ;-) par Christine et Christina
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Hortense
Por yfaure
27 mar 2011
Réadaptation - Superbe : 8 m de visibilité (du jamais vu ;-) Seul bémol : l'eau à 12°C, mais très agréable.
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Saint Yves
Por chris
17 oct 2010
Baptêmes N1 - Baptêmes de karine & benoît
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Hortense
Por chris
2 oct 2010
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