At most diving spots, you need to have a little extra strength to get to the water entry points because you must
climb stairs, follow a boardwalk for a while, and then descend from it. Once you reach the sea, however, everything
is perfectly prepared for a diver or freediver. Metal, non-slip stairs with handrails and platforms gently guide you
into the water. Things here are well designed so that you can enter the water very safely. Underwater visibilities
in the Netherlands can vary dramatically from spot to spot, and remember: this is not the Mediterranean, so
you should be prepared to experience lower water temperatures.
Under the water, things are very interesting. Diving in the Netherlands can surprise you very positively, because
life under the water here is booming. There are lots of lobsters, various kinds of crabs and large sponges. You can
encounter various fish, such as flounder, nudibranch, sea anemone and shrimp — just to name a few. Diving sites are
very well marked and prepared. You would have no problem diving without hiring an expensive diving guide. In some
spots you can find shipwrecks as well. However, these are usually in deeper waters and for those,
you should arrange plans in advance and opt for the help of a professional.
There is no shortage of diving centers, and filling your air cylinder is not particularly expensive.
In the Netherlands there are also many lakes, where we often come across well-prepared diving bases, and sometimes
with interesting wrecks, like that of a helicopter. So if you want to experience a wonderful dive in a wonderful
country, the Netherlands is waiting for you!