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 Switzerland

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Location: Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy
Geographic coordinates: 47° 0' N, 8° 0' E
Coastline km: 0 km (landlocked) km
Climate: temperate, but varies with altitude; cold, cloudy, rainy/snowy winters; cool to warm, cloudy, humid summers with occasional showers
Terrain: mostly mountains (Alps in south, Jura in northwest) with a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes
Elevation: lowest point: Lake Maggiore 195 m highest point: Dufourspitze 4,634 m
Natural hazards: avalanches, landslides, flash floods
Currency: Swiss franc (CHF)
Population: 7,523,934 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 20.4%, Italian (official) 6.5%, Serbo-Croatian 1.5%, Albanian 1.3%, Portuguese 1.2%, Spanish 1.1%, English 1%, Romansch 0.5%, other 2.8% (2000 census) note: German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all national languages, but only the first three are official languages
Capital: Bern
Divisions: 26 cantons (cantons, singular - canton in French; cantoni, singular - cantone in Italian; kantone, singular - kanton in German); Aargau, Appenzell Ausser-Rhoden, Appenzell Inner-Rhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bern, Fribourg, Geneve, Glarus, Graubunden, Jura, Luzern, Neuchatel, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Sankt Gallen, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, Thurgau, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Vaud, Zug, Zurich

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Zones

Zones (10) Dive sites Sub zones
Bern - Wallis 55 1
Geneve - Vaud - Neuchatel - Fribourg 45 2
Graubuenden - Tessin 76 4
Jura - Basel 1 0
Luzern - Walden 40 1
Solothurn - Aargau 20 1
St. Gallen - Appenzell 15 0
Thurgau - Schaffhausen 33 1
Zuerich 77 1
Zug - Schwyz - Uri - Glarus 43 3

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jojole plongeur avatar
Lac Lioson
Por jojole plongeur
31 mar 2016
- beautiful ice diving.
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Lac de Tanay
Por Paulien
14 jun 2011
Lac de Tanay - This lake is perfectly situated, but has not easy acces. The last few kilometers is only accesible for 4x4 cars. We did not have a 4x4, so we used a 4x4 taxi to get to the divesite. That was an adventure by it self (and expensive, 120CHF is about 9
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Villa Eugénie
Por Niels1967
22 oct 2010
- Melkwitte Platworm Hirudinea (Bloedzuigers) http://www.onderwaterwereld.org/library/nl-zoet/hirudinea   
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Grosse gelbe Wand
Por Wellun
11 oct 2010
- {mospagebreak}{mospagebreak}
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Fischbalme
Por Wellun
23 sep 2010
Fischbalme -
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Viaje: Evian de Bains
Por Niels1967
De 16 oct 2010 a 24 oct 2010

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By vincentb , 29 May

Lac Leman - Best dives sites of Lac Leman are close to Lausanne, it is more complicated on the Geneva and French side (more urbanized).

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Vincent
Vincent

By stanlarsen , 14-08-2013

- Lake Neuchatel has several easy spots for beginners, probably a good place to begin in Switzerland. It's much harder to access Lake Geneva

Stanley
Student accomodation Switzerland

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