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Warm water in Europe

Discussion in 'General Europe' started by celo, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. celo

    celo Angel Fish

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    Hi everybody,

    Vacationing in Europe,starting in Germany willing to travel a bit but looking for a nice warm water dive end of May. Any suggestions?
     
  2. DutchDown

    DutchDown Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: The Netherlands
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    Hi Celo,

    There's not much in the way of warm water diving, assuming you are talking about tropical conditiions, in Europe in May/June unless you are willing to fly to Malta or southern Spain perhaps. Even then the water temps are still in the low to middle 70's. On the other hand, if this is your first trip to Europe, May/June is a great time of year to visit. And if you don't mind diving in a thicker suit or better yet, dry, you'll find lot's of places to dive.

    Hope you have a great trip!
     
  3. -BlueHole-

    -BlueHole- Nassau Grouper

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    Hi, I don't know what do you mean by travelling a bit, but if jou can reach south france/north italy or croatia(8-10hours by car), you could find decent dive sites in warm water (almost warm...)
    In the picture I include you find
    -zone 1: south france and north-west italy --- water is 15-20 Celsius (have to check)good viz, quite a lot of fish nothing too colored but already something big, some wrecks, from small boats to huge tankers.
    This is an excellent DC near Porto Fino, some km from Genova http://www.europeandc.com/
    If wanna go for a tour on the haven one of the biggest wrecks in the mediterranenean sea try this http://www.techdive.it/ nice people they are between italy and france near Ventimiglia

    -zone 2: croatia, better prices but more or less the same conditions, also here some big wrecks like Baron Gautsch
    http://www.diving.hr/ here you find every DC in croatia

    Also sardinia is very nice to dive

    The cross is where I live but there is only cold and murky lakes...
    If need more info feel free to pm me
    Have a nice time in Eu
     
  4. Jonathan

    Jonathan Divemaster

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    but the Red Sea and the Canary Islands should have warm water - should be able to get a real good deal on the Red Sea as I think numbers are well down....

    Jonathan
     
  5. Arnaud

    Arnaud Loggerhead Turtle

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    The Red Sea is definitely the place to go, right before the Summer crowd, about fours hours away from Germany. The Red Sea is considered one of the best spots in the world and a favorite diving destinations for Europeans.
     
  6. cozan1996

    cozan1996 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Turkiye
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    I recommend Aegean sea in Turkey, monthly water temperature in between the end of May and start of June around 20-21 C.
     
  7. northern sole

    northern sole Instructor, Scuba

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    What about Cyprus, here in the North of the island the temp is currently 19 degrees, would expect it to be 24 ish when you are planning. Scuba Diving in North Cyprus
     
  8. TonyParkinson

    TonyParkinson Angel Fish

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    Location: La Manga del Mar Menor Spain
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    If your looking for warm water you need to travel a lot further south!
    Pick the right place in the med and you could have nice dives, I live in Cabo de Palos on the s/e coast of Spain good diving here, click on link below for old video of some local sites.
    Wreck Dive "Naranjito" & Isla Homigas Marine Reserve on Vimeo
    ATB
    TonyP
     
  9. Broct

    Broct Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle
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    I travel to Düsseldorf from time to time and have added this to my list of things to try

    The Gasometer is in Oberhausen

    Der Gasometer

    Hope that helps....
     

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