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 Hortense

France, Aquitaine, Arcachon bay

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Exact

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Latitude: 44° 37.755' N
Longitude: 1° 14.51' W

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English (Translate this text in English): This dive spot is located at the Cap Ferret, near the restaurant named "Chez Hortense". Water access must be done by the boat slip.

WARNING: It's forbidden to dive Hortense.

English (Translate this text in English): This dive spot is located at the Cap Ferret, near the restaurant named "Chez Hortense". Water access must be done by the boat slip.

WARNING: It's forbidden to dive Hortense.

This dive spot is located at the Cap Ferret, near the restaurant named "Chez Hortense". Water access must be done by the boat slip.

WARNING: It's forbidden to dive Hortense.

English (Translate this text in English): This dive spot is located at the Cap Ferret, near the restaurant named "Chez Hortense". Water access must be done by the boat slip.

WARNING: It's forbidden to dive Hortense.

English (Translate this text in English): This dive spot is located at the Cap Ferret, near the restaurant named "Chez Hortense". Water access must be done by the boat slip.

WARNING: It's forbidden to dive Hortense.

English (Translate this text in English): This dive spot is located at the Cap Ferret, near the restaurant named "Chez Hortense". Water access must be done by the boat slip.

WARNING: It's forbidden to dive Hortense.

English (Translate this text in English): This dive spot is located at the Cap Ferret, near the restaurant named "Chez Hortense". Water access must be done by the boat slip.

WARNING: It's forbidden to dive Hortense.

English (Translate this text in English): This dive spot is located at the Cap Ferret, near the restaurant named "Chez Hortense". Water access must be done by the boat slip.

WARNING: It's forbidden to dive Hortense.

English (Translate this text in English): This dive spot is located at the Cap Ferret, near the restaurant named "Chez Hortense". Water access must be done by the boat slip.

WARNING: It's forbidden to dive Hortense.

How? By boat & from shore

Distance Instant access

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Average depth 15.0 m / 49.2 ft

Max depth 28.0 m / 91.9 ft

Current Medium ( 1-2 knots)

Visibility Medium ( 5 - 10 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Good

Experience All divers

Bio interest Interesting

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Week crowd 

Week-end crowd 

Dive type

- Wreck

Dive site activities

- Marine biology
- Night dive
- Dive training
- Photography

Dangers

- Current
- Boat trafic

 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): Hortense was closed for 2 or 3 years, the site has been re-opened in 2005, and then re-closed! This was a classic dive site of Arcachon bay, where many diving clubs meet for the week-end.

English (Translate this text in English): Hortense was closed for 2 or 3 years, the site has been re-opened in 2005, and then re-closed! This was a classic dive site of Arcachon bay, where many diving clubs meet for the week-end.

Hortense was closed for 2 or 3 years, the site has been re-opened in 2005, and then re-closed! This was a classic dive site of Arcachon bay, where many diving clubs meet for the week-end.

English (Translate this text in English): Hortense was closed for 2 or 3 years, the site has been re-opened in 2005, and then re-closed! This was a classic dive site of Arcachon bay, where many diving clubs meet for the week-end.

English (Translate this text in English): Hortense was closed for 2 or 3 years, the site has been re-opened in 2005, and then re-closed! This was a classic dive site of Arcachon bay, where many diving clubs meet for the week-end.

English (Translate this text in English): Hortense was closed for 2 or 3 years, the site has been re-opened in 2005, and then re-closed! This was a classic dive site of Arcachon bay, where many diving clubs meet for the week-end.

English (Translate this text in English): Hortense was closed for 2 or 3 years, the site has been re-opened in 2005, and then re-closed! This was a classic dive site of Arcachon bay, where many diving clubs meet for the week-end.

English (Translate this text in English): Hortense was closed for 2 or 3 years, the site has been re-opened in 2005, and then re-closed! This was a classic dive site of Arcachon bay, where many diving clubs meet for the week-end.

English (Translate this text in English): Hortense was closed for 2 or 3 years, the site has been re-opened in 2005, and then re-closed! This was a classic dive site of Arcachon bay, where many diving clubs meet for the week-end.

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chris avatar
Hortense
De 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
De yfaure
8 Apr 2011
- En palanquée avec Thierry C. poursuivit ;-) par Christine et Christina
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Hortense
De 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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chris avatar
Hortense
De chris
2 Oct 2010
-
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Hortense
De marc L
25 Jul 2010
-
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By Anonymous , 17-06-2005

One of Arcachon best diving spots - "Hortense" is probably the best diving spot accessible from the shore in the Arcachon lagoon. I regularly dive there and the marine life is always interesting. Sea anemones, shrimps, crabs, soles, and even a lonely lobster inside the blockhaus. The only known dangers are the marine traffic, specially in summer and the strong currents. We always start the dive 30 minutes before high or low tide. The viz can be awful (hardly 50cm) to beautiful in excess of 10m. The water temperature ranges between 8°C in january to 22°C in august. Always end your dive swimming underwater following the shore line to the slipway at 3-4m depth: if you surface from the 15-20m depth range, you are right into the navigation chanel and likely to be hit!
Enjoy diving there as much as I do.

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