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 France

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France is a great place for diving. Don't miss the french riviera and its famous wrecks.

Location: Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain.
Geographic coordinates: 46° 0' N, 2° 0' E
Coastline km: 3,427 Km km
Climate: generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral
Terrain: mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in east
Elevation: lowest point: Rhone River delta -2 m highest point: Mont Blanc 4,807 m
Natural hazards: flooding; avalanches; midwinter windstorms; drought; forest fires in south near the Mediterranean
Currency: Euro
Population: 60,424,213 (July 2004 est.)
Languages: French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)
Capital: Paris
Divisions: 22 regions (regions, singular - region); Alsace, Aquitaine, Auvergne, Basse-Normandie, Bourgogne, Bretagne, Centre, Champagne-Ardenne, Corse, Franche-Comte, Haute-Normandie, Ile-de-France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Lorraine, Midi-Pyrenees, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Pays de la Loire, Picardie, Poitou-Charentes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Rhone-Alpes note: metropolitan France is divided into 22 regions (including the "territorial collectivity" of Corse or Corsica) and is subdivided into 96 departments; see separate entries for the overseas departments (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion) and the overseas territorial collectivities (Mayotte, Saint Pierre and Miquelon)

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Zones (14) Dive sites Sub zones
Alsace 4 0
Aquitaine 65 5
Bourgogne 2 0
Brittany North 59 7
Brittany South 31 8
Centre 2 0
Charente and Loir 24 7
Franche-Comté 9 0
Île-de-France 3 0
Limousin 1 0
Mediterranean sea 496 41
Midi-Pyrénées 22 0
Normandy and North 9 4
Rhone-Alpes 13 2

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Baume des Anges - / -
50 m 285 m CMAS *** / Rescue

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GROTTE DU CAPELAN
Per boudhalex34
ago 14, 2016
- tombant du bec de sormiou
Més...

La pierre à Joseph
Per boudhalex34
ago 14, 2016
- très poissonneux
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La pointe de Caramassaigne
Per boudhalex34
ago 13, 2016
- jolie tombant mais beaucoup de courant
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Cargo de la pierre à la bague
Per boudhalex34
ago 13, 2016
- épave intéressante
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Viatge: Fréjus 2016
Per alexandre.lecorre
Des de mai 22, 2016 fins a mai 27, 2016
Gasm Rouen
Més...
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Viatge: Evian de Bains
Per Niels1967
Des de oct 16, 2010 fins a oct 24, 2010

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Viatge: St-Malo
Per Gester67
Des de oct 16, 2010 fins a oct 17, 2010

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Wellun avatar
Viatge: Saint Cyr sur Mer, France
Per Wellun
Des de ago 15, 2010 fins a ago 21, 2010

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Wellun avatar
Viatge: Cave Diving Lot/Dordogne, France
Per Wellun
Des de jul 2, 2010 fins a jul 5, 2010

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