Diving in Netherlands

The word “Netherlands“ translates to “lower countries” in Dutch, which is appropriate since less than half of the country’s landmass sits more than one meter (three feet) above sea level. In fact, just over 20 per cent of the Netherlands 17.3 million people live below sea level. In addition to its North Sea coastline, thee major European rivers run through the Netherlands as well; the Rhine, the Meuse, and the Scheldt rivers.

When you think of the Netherlands, you probably think of many things such as tulips, cheese, windmills, wooden clogs, or all the fun you can have during a night out on the town in Amsterdam. What you may do not think about, but probably should, is diving. The Netherlands offers some of the best diving locations in Europe with three great diving regions in, Zeeland, the North Sea, and Utrecht. It is a unique diving location that offers the ability to dive in lakes, rivers, and seas and because of the dikes that the Dutch are famous for, the waters are protected from the natural, harsh movement of the sea and offer a one-of-a-kind diving experience.

Travelinformation for Netherlands

Languages nl
Currency EUR
Timezone UTC+01:00
Tipping 5-10% / Restaurant Staff / The amount tipped should vary with the quality of service.
Network Provider KPN/Telfort, T-Mobile B.V., Vodafone Libertel
Dial Code 31
Electricity 230 V / 50 Hz
Power Plug Type C, F

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Wildlife in Netherlands
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Freshwater Fishes
Common Rudd
Bass
Pike
Carp
Eel
Walleye
Perch
Catfish
Salmon
Sturgeon
Crayfish
European Bullhead
Tench
Stickleback
Loach Goby
Snakes
Snakes
Turtles
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Kemp`s Ridley Sea Turtle
Flatback sea turtle
Reptiles
Marine Iguana
Alligator
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Leafy Seadragon
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Pipefish
Whales
Humpback Whale
Pilot Whale
Bryde's Whale
Beaked Whale
Sperm Whale
Blue Whale
Minke Whale
Killer Whale / Orca
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Striped Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Mako Shark
Blue Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Sand Tiger Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Angel Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Tarpon
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Ribbon Moray Eel (Ghost Eel)
Conger eel
Crevalle jack
Panther Moray Eel (Dragon Eel)
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Garibaldi fish
Trumpetfish
Bannerfish
Flounder
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Wildlife in Netherlands
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Freshwater Fishes
Common Rudd
Bass
Pike
Carp
Eel
Walleye
Perch
Catfish
Salmon
Sturgeon
Crayfish
European Bullhead
Tench
Stickleback
Loach Goby
Snakes
Snakes
Turtles
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Kemp`s Ridley Sea Turtle
Flatback sea turtle
Reptiles
Marine Iguana
Alligator
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Leafy Seadragon
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Pipefish
Whales
Humpback Whale
Pilot Whale
Bryde's Whale
Beaked Whale
Sperm Whale
Blue Whale
Minke Whale
Killer Whale / Orca
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Striped Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Mako Shark
Blue Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Sand Tiger Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Angel Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Tarpon
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Ribbon Moray Eel (Ghost Eel)
Conger eel
Crevalle jack
Panther Moray Eel (Dragon Eel)
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Garibaldi fish
Trumpetfish
Bannerfish
Flounder
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish

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