Arcachon lies between forest and sea. This unique landscape has made of the city a famous destination for tourists, looking for relaxing and entertaining vacations. It is also a place of choice for scuba divers in France, with stunning underwater sceneries and many shipwrecks to explore.
The Arcachon Basin (“Laca of Arcaishon” in Gascon) is a “meso-tidal” ( which means that the lagoon is between two and four meters away from the coast, less than two meters would be called a microtidal and above four meters is a macro-dital) lagoon in the “Landes de Gascogne”, in Gironde, between the cities of La Teste-de-Buch in the south, Lege-Cap-Ferret in the west and delta Leyre to the east.
There lie the dunes of 250 km of the Silver Coast, which stretches from the estuary of the Gironde river Adour. Unlike large Finnish lakes, it is largely open to the Atlantic Ocean through the Arcachon basin and is a small inland sea 155 km ² at high tide and 40 km ² at low tide. You also can practice oyster fishing and boating. Arcachon among all that, can offer a lot of diving-related, and has among the best dive sites in Europe .
In this city you can see a lot of different landscapes and most of them are near the sea! Put on your diving equipment and dive one of the warmest and most beautiful seas in the world! This destination has been highly recommended by divers!