Covering a total area of 41,277 square kilometers, with more than 1,500 lakes and the snow-capped peaks of the Alps, Switzerland is a beauty to behold. Glistening lakes take the experience of diving in Switzerland to a whole new level and this small but wealthy country is home to amazing wildlife, from golden eagles to foxes, bears to deer, four languages, amazing chocolate and great train journeys.
It may seem an unlikely beach destination, but Switzerland promises golden shores and pristine white sands thanks to its glorious alpine lakes. With several wonderful lakes that are surprisingly warm (although in winter you will need a specialist wetsuit), you can enjoy fantastic scuba diving and jaw-dropping scenery at the same time. Glacial lakes promise astounding visibility, while the freshwater dive sights offer some unusual points of interest and unique ecosystems with rich marine life that completely differs from what you will see at sea. If you like the idea of combining spectacular scenery with rich culture and a fine array of dive sites, this is the destination for you.