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 Netherlands

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Did you know that we, in The Netherlands, live nearby the most beautiful dive areas in western Europe? Although the water from above does not look very appealing, the Zeeuwse Grevelingenmeer and the Oosterschelde under water has more underwater live on the square meter, then for example the Mediterranean Sea. Anemones and sponges color the Zeeuwse underwater landscape in uncountable tints between red and white. All kinds of fish types swim around like goby, scorpion fish, sole, small shark types and even from time to time a sea horse. Also cuttlefish, edible crab and crayfish can be seen in these well protected waters.

People who don’t wanna drive to Zeeland can visit one of the local sweet water lakes. The underwater life in thse lakes is less rich and sometimes less interesting as the Zeeuwse waters, but that is then compensated by underwater objects which have been placed by enthusiastic divers. You must think of buses, linked tires, cars and underwater houses completely with (working) telephone. Most of the times these lakes came into existence by sand- or grit extraction and the water is very clear.

For the diver with more experience The Netherlands gives you the possibility to dive on one of the many wrecks situated on the bottom of the North Sea. On a depth of approximately thirty meters, in sometimes crystal-clear green water, these sunken trawlers, coasters or cruisers give you an oasis full of live which can be discovered.

Location: Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany
Geographic coordinates: 52° 30' N, 5° 45' E
Coastline km: 451 km km
Climate: temperate; marine; cool summers and mild winters
Terrain: mostly coastal lowland and reclaimed land (polders); some hills in southeast
Elevation: lowest point: Zuidplaspolder -7 m highest point: Vaalserberg 322 m
Natural hazards: flooding
Currency: euro (EUR)
Population: 16,491,461 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Dutch (official), Frisian (official)
Capital: Amsterdam
Divisions: 12 provinces (provincies, singular - provincie); Drenthe, Flevoland, Friesland (Fryslan), Gelderland, Groningen, Limburg, Noord-Brabant, Noord-Holland, Overijssel, Utrecht, Zeeland, Zuid-Holland

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Seasons
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Climate                        
Air temp. 5.2°C
41°F
6.1°C
43°F
9.6°C
49°F
12.9°C
55°F
17.6°C
64°F
19.8°C
68°F
22.1°C
72°F
22.3°C
72°F
18.7°C
66°F
14.2°C
58°F
9.1°C
48°F
6.4°C
44°F
Water temp. 6°C
43°F
6°C
43°F
7°C
45°F
9°C
48°F
12°C
54°F
15°C
59°F
18°C
64°F
20°C
68°F
19°C
66°F
17°C
63°F
13°C
55°F
8°C
46°F
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Zones (13) Dive sites Sub zones
Drenthe 12 0
Flevoland 2 0
Friesland 4 0
Gelderland 21 0
Groningen 13 0
Limburg 3 0
Noord-Brabant 25 0
Noord-Holland 17 0
North Sea 14 0
Overijssel 11 0
Utrecht 15 0
Zeeland 87 3
Zuid-Holland 27 0

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19 mai 2016
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28 sept. 2015
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Du 20 juin 2010 au 21 juin 2010
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