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 France

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France is a great place for diving. Don't miss the french riviera and its famous wrecks.

Location: Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain.
Geographic coordinates: 46° 0' N, 2° 0' E
Coastline km: 3,427 Km km
Climate: generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral
Terrain: mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in east
Elevation: lowest point: Rhone River delta -2 m highest point: Mont Blanc 4,807 m
Natural hazards: flooding; avalanches; midwinter windstorms; drought; forest fires in south near the Mediterranean
Currency: Euro
Population: 60,424,213 (July 2004 est.)
Languages: French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)
Capital: Paris
Divisions: 22 regions (regions, singular - region); Alsace, Aquitaine, Auvergne, Basse-Normandie, Bourgogne, Bretagne, Centre, Champagne-Ardenne, Corse, Franche-Comte, Haute-Normandie, Ile-de-France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Lorraine, Midi-Pyrenees, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Pays de la Loire, Picardie, Poitou-Charentes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Rhone-Alpes note: metropolitan France is divided into 22 regions (including the "territorial collectivity" of Corse or Corsica) and is subdivided into 96 departments; see separate entries for the overseas departments (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion) and the overseas territorial collectivities (Mayotte, Saint Pierre and Miquelon)

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Zones

Zones (14) Dive sites Sub zones
Alsace 4 0
Aquitaine 67 5
Bourgogne 1 0
Brittany North 59 7
Brittany South 31 8
Centre 2 0
Charente and Loir 24 7
Franche-Comté 9 0
Île-de-France 3 0
Limousin 1 0
Mediterranean sea 400 39
Midi-Pyrénées 11 0
Normandy and North 9 4
Rhone-Alpes 13 2

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Baume des Anges - / -
50 m 285 m CMAS *** / Rescue

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lac bleu
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jan 5, 2015
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U 171 wreck
Door Dorphis
jun 9, 2013
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Le Rascoui
Door Dorphis
jun 5, 2013
- Plongée n°31. Stage NITROX élémentaire.
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Piste de ski
Door patrice
mei 17, 2012
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Cap Caveaux
Door FrankyT
aug 15, 2011
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Trip: Evian de Bains
Door Niels1967
Van okt 16, 2010 tot okt 24, 2010

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Trip: St-Malo
Door Gester67
Van okt 16, 2010 tot okt 17, 2010

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Trip: Saint Cyr sur Mer, France
Door Wellun
Van aug 15, 2010 tot aug 21, 2010

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Trip: Cave Diving Lot/Dordogne, France
Door Wellun
Van jul 2, 2010 tot jul 5, 2010

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Trip: St-Malo - pN4
Door Gester67
Van okt 10, 2009 tot okt 11, 2009
With the group training for FFESSM Level 4.
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