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Diving Hotspot

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced diver, Grevelingen Lake is a wondrous underwater world and a diving hotspot. It is the the largest saltwater lake in Western Europe, and has gentle currents that allow clay and sand particulates to sink to the bottom of the lake. This makes the waters especially clear and great for spotting anemones, goby, and common slipper limpet to eel, rock gunnel and herring. If you’ve never been diving before, that’s no problem either. Grevelingen Lake is the perfect place for getting acquainted with diving in the underwater world of the Zeeland Delta.

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Shipwrecked

The shipwrecks near Scharendijke give an extra dimension to diving. There are three wrecks close to one another, with the sixty-metre long, concrete Le Serpent open to experienced divers. Over the years, the wrecks have transformed into an artificial reef, and home to a variety of plant and animal life... such as anemones, crabs and lobsters. Even seals sometimes visit the site. Watch the Le Serpent shipwreck on video here, and come and explore every corner for this exciting underwater world for yourself!

Spot the seals

Did you know that seals eat from 4 to 8 pounds of fish a day or that they can swim up to 35 km an hour? They can live to be between 20 and 30 years old and sleep upright in the water, like big buoys, or on the sea floor, coming up for air every half hour!

Why not bring your binoculars and see if you can spot them sunning themselves on Roggeplaat sandbank whilst you walk or cycle along the shore! You are quite likely to spot them at the locks on the North Sea side of Brouwersdam too. We can also recommend a closer look on one of the organised tours. The seals are certainly not shy here in Grevelingen. In fact, they prefer to show off for us humans rather than hide!