Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Netherlands

Ready to check out the best sites in Netherlands for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 100 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Netherlands to suit your needs.
Netherlands dive site map
Zeelandbrug

#1 - Zeelandbrug

Netherlands, Europe

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The most famous dive site on the north of the Oosterschelde. Big parking, in the weekends very busy. Tidal water, diving on the moment between high and low tide is advised. You'll have a one hour window with no or moderate currents. Later the currents will be extremely strong and diving is dangerous. The Oosterschelde houses huge lobsters and lots of different fishes, such as sea bass. The pillars on the bridge are built are very nice to start your dive. You can snorkel to the pillar and go down there, the depth is approx. 12 metres on low tide. It is also possible to start from shore and swim out. In May/June the catfish come here to mate and lay eggs. A very rare and beautiful site. You can see up to 30 catfish in one dive. Use the turn of Tide for your dive or you might need a boat to pick you up later. In April and May there is a great chance for giant cuddlefish. Do not enter the Bridge, use the small road to the base of the Bridge.
Dreischor Gemaal

#2 - Dreischor Gemaal

Netherlands, Europe

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When in the water, swim out to the open. After maybe 30 metres there's a shoal. From there it drops steeply till about 25 metres. Stay at a maximum of about 8 metres though and keep the wall on your right side untill you see a trail of death shelves. Follow the trail up and enjoy. Great place for photographers. Meer informatie over de locatie: http://www.anemoon.org/anemoon/lokaties/moo/dreischor Park your car below the Dike. Go over some steep steps and descent on the other side. Less experienced divers could take a rope to make access to the water easier Dreischor Gemaal is also known as Dreisschor Gemaal, Het gemaal.
Plompetoren

#3 - Plompetoren

Netherlands, Europe

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From the parking you can go straight into the water. It is a bit of a climb on the slippery rocks, but is not hard. The sandy bottom is covered with rocks, which makes the life abundant and diverse. The slope goes down rather quick to about 30 meters. Lots of different nudibraches, anemones, big lobsters, a lot of crabs. Visibility is not always good, but it is a nice dive site. Be aware of the currents, you can only dive on the change of tides!!! Plompetoren is on the Plompetorenweg along the Oosterschelde, between Schelphoek and Burghsluis. Drive along the mainroad N59 coming from Zierikzee in the direction of Middelburg. Follow directions Burghsluis and from Burghsluis drive east, the water on your right-hand side. You will see the big tower which is called Plompetoren and the parking here. From the parking, you can go straight into the water.
Zeeland

#4 - Zeeland

Netherlands, Europe

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In the Netherlands there are over 50 fresh water dive sites and 250 saltwater dive sites. The saltwater divesites are all subjected to tidal influence and located in Zeeland. There are two books available about diving in Zeeland.
Kerkweg Den Osse

#5 - Kerkweg Den Osse

Netherlands, Europe

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Kerkweg Den Osse is one of the most famous (and most visited) dive sites in the Grevelingenmeer, a huge saltwater lake in Zeeland. Big parking, two mobile toilets, snack bar available. Stairs to cross the dyke and o help you into the water. Depth range from 2 meters to 30 meters. Most beautiful depth range is 5 to 15 meters. Artificial reef of reef balls placed in 2001, is now beautifully overgrown with anemones and houses a lot of lobsters, crabs and fishes.
Slag Baardmannetje

#6 - Slag Baardmannetje

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland

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Dive shop and facilities as well as restaurant at the location. A few interesting wrecks about some of which require a bit of a swim to get to. Oostvoorne. Half an hour's drive from Rotterdam. Easy to find and access. Motorized boats are prohibited in this area. Slag Baardmannetje is also known as Archimedes Wreck.
Lithse Ham

#7 - Lithse Ham

Netherlands, Noord-Brabant

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Lithse Ham is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Noord-Brabant which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Baggelhuizen

#8 - Baggelhuizen

Netherlands, Drenthe

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Baggelhuizen is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Drenthe which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Middelbert

#9 - Middelbert

Netherlands, Groningen

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Only with permittance.
Langspier

#10 - Langspier

Netherlands, Noord-Brabant

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Nice divespot with several artistic objects under water, just follow the guideline in the north-easth part of the lake. Also close by the platform the is a container sunken. Close by this container some large fish may been seen (around 2 m). When the dive ends it is fun to hover just above the sand just outside of the beach at about 2 m depth to see a lot of small fish. In summer there can be a lot of swimmers. Park the car at the parking lot and walk to the beach (about 50 m) using trolleys (supplied) to carry the equipment. On the Beach (or the grass just left of the beach) you can change clothes. No filling station at the location, you have to drive to Boxtel (ask the manager, about 5m drive).
Goesse Sas

#11 - Goesse Sas

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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60 years ago the germans dropped a lot of ammunition in the water on this spot, leading to nice finds and strange compass-readings for the divers some years ago. Nowadays it's a nice spot, known for it's cuttlefish population around may-june. Ideal for a first dive, lots to see even if you don't go deeper than 15m (50ft). Small road on a dyke, just past a little harbour, can park in the grass next to the road Goesse Sas is also known as Sas van Goes.
Gaasperplas

#12 - Gaasperplas

Netherlands, Noord-Holland

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The pool is 72 ha. This is like a labyrint with tunnels. Take care cos the viz may become poor due to the turbulentie caused by bubbles. The Gaasperplas is a sandpit of 72 ha. peat blocks are left at the bottom of the pit after the removal of the sand. At some places there are enough peat blocks close next to each other to form an underwater labyrinth consistent of tunnels and corrieros. Due to these formations you have to be careful. The view is not always clear and the sand troubles the visibility. Therefore you could end up under one of the overhanging peat blocks. Some of those are actually quite unstable and could be moved or collapse by air bubbles or swimming movements. From A9, take direction weesp. Follow S113 'loosdrechtdreef'. Turn right into N236 'provincialeweg'. After 700 m turn right again direction driemond. Park at the parking spot and walk a short distance (50m) to the entrance (marked 'onderwatersport')
Vuilbak

#13 - Vuilbak

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Vuilbak is also known as Vuilnisbelt; Vuilstort; Tuttelhoekje.
Zuidbout

#14 - Zuidbout

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Zuidbout is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Zoetersbout

#15 - Zoetersbout

Netherlands, Europe

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A great site to dive, but can be very busy at times. In 2008 this site has been renewed as a result of Shore improvements. It now has a stair leading into the water so getting in or out is easier instead of climbing over rocks
Vinkeveen Zandeiland 4

#16 - Vinkeveen Zandeiland 4

Netherlands, Utrecht

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when you wanna dive deep it is posible, but you have to look for the deep part. you can go to 38meters by folowing the line at the 'deep' platform @ 17 meters. there are some objects places underwater including a full size passenger bus Note! You need a license to dive at this site. Additional costs 10EUR for one year. You can obtain your license with Aqua Business Centre near the dive site. Vinkeveen Zandeiland 4 is also known as Vinkeveense Plassen (Eiland 4).
Kleine Stelle

#17 - Kleine Stelle

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Kleine Stelle is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Galderse meren

#18 - Galderse meren

Netherlands, Noord-Brabant

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Galderse meren is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Noord-Brabant which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Preekhil De Val

#19 - Preekhil De Val

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland

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Preekhil De Val is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Zuid-Holland which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Polredijk

#20 - Polredijk

Netherlands, Zeeland, Veerse meer

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Polredijk is also known as Oostwatering steigertje.
Groene Heuvels

#21 - Groene Heuvels

Netherlands, Gelderland

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not verry special, just for training, and you have to pay an entery fee
Empels Gat

#22 - Empels Gat

Netherlands, Noord-Brabant

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Great for night diving, lots of pike and eels. but during the day time it's boring here ;) Empels Gat is also known as Mamoet Plas.
De Beldert

#23 - De Beldert

Netherlands, Gelderland

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De Beldert is also known as Beldert.
Kattendijke Paal 51-52

#24 - Kattendijke Paal 51-52

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Kattendijke Paal 51-52 is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Irenehoeve

#25 - Irenehoeve

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Irenehoeve is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Geffenseplas

#26 - Geffenseplas

Netherlands, Noord-Brabant

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Geffenseplas is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Noord-Brabant which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Loswal

#27 - Loswal

Netherlands, Zeeland, Grevelingen

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Loswal is also known as Adriaan Oudsweg.
Langenboom

#28 - Langenboom

Netherlands, Noord-Brabant

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Langenboom is also known as De kuilen.
Spiegelplas

#29 - Spiegelplas

Netherlands, Noord-Holland

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Pike, small fish and large reinforced concrete bars. Dive spot itself is 20 max. depth. but further away you can go to 40 meters (if you have to). Spiegelplas is also known as Nederhorst Den Berg.
Putti's Place

#30 - Putti's Place

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Putti's Place is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Klinkerbergerplas

#31 - Klinkerbergerplas

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland

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Klinkerbergerplas is also known as de klink.
Plompe toren

#32 - Plompe toren

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Plompe toren is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Vinkeveen Zandeiland 9

#33 - Vinkeveen Zandeiland 9

Netherlands, Utrecht

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At Eiland 9 you will find some small wrecks. Vinkeveen Vinkeveen Zandeiland 9 is also known as Eiland 9, Vinkeveen.
Woudfennen

#34 - Woudfennen

Netherlands, Friesland

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objects placed under water. like car wreck, toilet, etc. fishes: Pike, perch, pike-perch, eel, Parking can be very busy with beach visiters in summer Woudfennen is also known as Waltfennen, Put van Joure.
Kraaijenbergse Plassen

#35 - Kraaijenbergse Plassen

Netherlands, Noord-Brabant

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A pond with little vegetation and sand underwater mountains. Cujik. By car from the parking lot there is about 20m.
Koepeltje

#36 - Koepeltje

Netherlands, Zeeland, Grevelingen

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Meer informatie over de duiklocatie: http://www.anemoon.org/anemoon/lokaties/moo/t-koepeltje <a href="http://www.anemoon.org/anemoon/lokaties/moo/t-koepeltje">Koepeltje</a> Parking is possible at the parking lot of the Frittuur. Like most of the Zeeland dive sites, you'll have to make the stairway over the dike (entrance is about 30m behind the chippy). On the other side of the dike, head right, just across the sandy beach. There's a pool you need to swim through (the water isn't the best and in summertimes it's muddy; beware your gear is fixed propperly - visibility in this area is about 0!) Exit the pool and start / enjoy your dive along the wall.
Reeuwijkse houtwal

#37 - Reeuwijkse houtwal

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland

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Small wall with pike and small fish Reeuwijkse houtwal is also known as Reeuwijkse plassen.
Twiske paviljoen

#38 - Twiske paviljoen

Netherlands, Noord-Holland

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Twiske paviljoen is also known as Stootersplas.
Slijk Ewijk

#39 - Slijk Ewijk

Netherlands, Gelderland

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nice dive arround the island (about 1 hour)
Muur, de

#40 - Muur, de

Netherlands, Zeeland, Grevelingen

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Muur, de is also known as Langedijk.
Dreischor

#41 - Dreischor

Netherlands, Zeeland, Grevelingen

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Dreischor is also known as zuidlangeweg.
Kulkenol

#42 - Kulkenol

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Kulkenol is also known as Kurkenol.
Plaat, de

#43 - Plaat, de

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Plaat, de is also known as Veenblokken, de.
Wemeldinge Linda

#44 - Wemeldinge Linda

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Wemeldinge Linda is also known as Camping Linda.
Gorishoek

#45 - Gorishoek

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Gorishoek is also known as de punt.
Het Zijpe

#46 - Het Zijpe

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Easy
Zegerplas Chinees

#47 - Zegerplas Chinees

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland

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First part is only 2 meters max. Then a wall starts which descends in levels to 12 meters. Be carefull... parts of the wall are soft and do hang over. Not experienced? Dive with a buddy more experienced. You can find pike and small fish. Also objects like bicycle, chair and others. park at Chinese restaurant and go in the water at small pier.
Boschmolenplas

#48 - Boschmolenplas

Netherlands, Limburg

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Boschmolenplas is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Limburg which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Schelphoek

#49 - Schelphoek

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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lots and lots of anemones, lobsters, crabs it is possible to reach the site by foot, but is is a long walk. better take a boat from schelphoek. it is only 15 minutes. it is a shore dive, you start at 1 meter, but it drops very fast to 40-50 meters. it is even possible to go to 60 meters. the best zone is 20 meters. look for the bend in the dike Schelphoek is also known as Wevers Inlaag; Caroline.
Kats Hoek

#50 - Kats Hoek

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Kats Hoek is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Grasbroek 't

#51 - Grasbroek 't

Netherlands, Overijssel

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by car till the water
Val, de

#52 - Val, de

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Val, de is also known as Haven De Val.
Scharendijke west

#53 - Scharendijke west

Netherlands, Zeeland, Grevelingen

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The primary life here are Lobsters and Crabs. The lobsters were HUGE (2+ feet) and they were everywhere. There were many soft shell crabs 6-8 inches in diameter as well. There is a platform at 9M with a buoy. This is good for training etc and there is a railing around the platform. There is a wall of Reef-Balls to the south and east of the platform. These are like 3 foot metal whiffle balls and home to dozens of lobsters and crabs. Very interesting to explore and peek in all the holes. Entry and exit are easy, just be careful as the rocks can get a bit slick. One last note: Tanks can be filled 24/7 from an outside "vending machine" or automat located on the south end of the hotel/restaurant. The machine takes 0.50€ coins, and usually needs 5-6 to fill a 10L tank. Put the coins in one at a time, and you'll get a "squirt" of air for each one. There is a pressure gage on the machine, but it seems to read a little low. In any event, the machine won't fill past 200 bar, so the worst case is that you put in one coin too many, and get no more air. Park on the West side of the Marina in the town of Scharendijke. From there it's a short walk over the Dijke and down the rocky point. Enter the water at the end of the point. Scharendijke west is also known as Kabbelaarsrif.
Kattendijke - Tetjes

#54 - Kattendijke - Tetjes

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Kattendijke - Tetjes is also known as Gemaal nieuwe sluis.
Strijenham

#55 - Strijenham

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Strijenham is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Noord AA (North)

#56 - Noord AA (North)

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland

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Noord AA (North) is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Zuid-Holland which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Ouddorp (Harbour South)

#57 - Ouddorp (Harbour South)

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland

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Ouddorp (Harbour South) is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Zuid-Holland which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Slag Stormvogel

#58 - Slag Stormvogel

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland

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Slag Stormvogel is also known as Oostvoorne.
Sint Annaland

#59 - Sint Annaland

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Sint Annaland is also known as Kleine Nol; Sint Annaland Trapje.
Haven Middelplaat

#60 - Haven Middelplaat

Netherlands, Zeeland, Grevelingen

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Be carefull of boat trafic near harbour. Stay away form harbour entrence. Don't dive in concrete waterway.
Dolfijntje

#61 - Dolfijntje

Netherlands, Zeeland, Grevelingen

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Don't dive in front of harbour entrence.
Beertsterplas

#62 - Beertsterplas

Netherlands, Groningen

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Sand and turf bottom, cane. Pike, perch, pike-perch, eel, crayfish Two parking places near the water (South and North of the lake) Beertsterplas is also known as Beerta, Beertserkoele.
Werkhaven Bommenede - oost

#63 - Werkhaven Bommenede - oost

Netherlands, Zeeland, Grevelingen

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Werkhaven Bommenede - oost is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Zeeland, Grevelingen which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Springersdiep

#64 - Springersdiep

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland

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Don't dive to far from shore. Diving in Concrete waterway not allowed
Wrak van de boer

#65 - Wrak van de boer

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Wrak van de boer is also known as Dammen Oost.
Lokkersnol

#66 - Lokkersnol

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Lokkersnol is also known as Borredamme.
Ter Spegelt

#67 - Ter Spegelt

Netherlands, Noord-Brabant

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Small lake with an artificial reef and a sunken sailboat. At a campsite, situated by the lake diving base, the highway from Eindhoven - Antwerp is the camping signs. Ter Spegelt is also known as Eersel.
Westkapelle

#68 - Westkapelle

Netherlands, Zeeland

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Westkapelle is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Zeeland which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Westnol

#69 - Westnol

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Only accessible at low water Westnol is also known as Vliete polder ; Wissenkerke.
Ouddorp - zwemsteiger

#70 - Ouddorp - zwemsteiger

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland

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Be carefull! It's very shallow (2-3m)so be carefull to meet a small (sailing)boats or winfsurfer. Not very interesting. A few crabs and that's it. Swim 150 meters and you will enter the fairway depth 15m)in which you are not allowed to dive. Ouddorp - zwemsteiger is also known as Zuidweg.
't Klinkertje

#71 - 't Klinkertje

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland

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't Klinkertje is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Zuid-Holland which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Dreisschor Gemaal Oost

#72 - Dreisschor Gemaal Oost

Netherlands, Zeeland, Grevelingen

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Nice part is between 5 and 15 meters. Lots of crayfish and Eel during night dive. With Boat Dreisschor Gemaal Oost is also known as Paal G14.
Galjoen zonder Poen

#73 - Galjoen zonder Poen

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Galjoen zonder Poen is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Preekhil De Bunker

#74 - Preekhil De Bunker

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland

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Don't dive in the concrete waterway A long walk of 10 minutes
Port Zelande

#75 - Port Zelande

Netherlands, Zeeland, Grevelingen

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Port Zelande is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Zeeland, Grevelingen which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Stavenisse Haventje

#76 - Stavenisse Haventje

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Stavenisse Haventje is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Zilveren schor

#77 - Zilveren schor

Netherlands, Zeeland, Veerse meer

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Zilveren schor is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Zeeland, Veerse meer which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Koningsheim

#78 - Koningsheim

Netherlands, Zeeland, Oosterschelde

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Koningsheim is also known as Noordhoeksnol.
Toolenburgse Plas

#79 - Toolenburgse Plas

Netherlands, Noord-Holland

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Toolenburgse Plas is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Netherlands, Noord-Holland which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Luinjeberd

#80 - Luinjeberd

Netherlands, Friesland

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Luinjeberd is also known as Zandput van Tjalleberd.
Rauwbraken

#81 - Rauwbraken

Netherlands, Noord-Brabant

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The dive site is part of the underwater park. During the weekends it can be very crowded as there is a small beach and children playground on the spot as well. However, the dive site is separated from the playground so no swimmers in the dive area.
Twiske Kure Jan Strand

#82 - Twiske Kure Jan Strand

Netherlands, Noord-Holland

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Follow the coordinates for the car parking. You leave the road and enter a National Park (Twiske natural area). After a few hundred meters you'll reaching a gate. After collecting a parking ticket follow your navigating device to reach the nearest parking (signs towards "duik plek"). Don't forget to activate the ticket to get out of the park. Do this before leaving. You'll see the parking ticket machine on your left hand after leaving the parking before turning right. The water is just on walking distance.
Berendonck Aquavilla

#83 - Berendonck Aquavilla

Netherlands, Gelderland

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