Nederland, Zeeland

WESTKAPELLE 89

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Maarten Rypens

31-12-18

Zicht max 10cm. Als het al zoveel was. Enorme stroming en golven. We komen nog terug in 2019!

1 m Visibility
6 °C - m

WESTKAPELLE

4-6-17

Very nice 70-minute dive at low tide between the remains of the world war, very strong …

2 m Visibility
17 °C - m

WESTKAPELLE

27-5-17

All kinds of war history seen as bunker, amphibious vehicle, anchor and pilgrimage heads, …

1 m Visibility
16 °C - m

Chris

5-12-16

Lose little life. many crab crabs, small but beautiful, between very poor and absent.

1 m Visibility
7 °C - m

Tuteleers P

25-9-16

With all these wrecks I felt like a little one in a bulb shop, and I'm definitely going …

2 m Visibility
21 °C - m

Thierry V.

25-9-16

Fantastic dive on HT in a place with history, recommended for wreck divers, preferable on …

2 m Visibility
21 °C - m

Linda

20-11-15

Don't come to read the console and don't see that my lamp did it. So after a minute's …

1 m Visibility
12 °C - m

Petra Z.

1-11-15

Poor visibility but still sea axial knot varnish and sky blue knot varnish spotted, also a …

1 m Visibility
14 °C - m

Jojo

1-11-15

Visibility was less than 0.5 mtr! Hopefully, soon better visibility.

1 m Visibility
12 °C - m

Dive Site Westkapelle is full of WO II remnants, including an anchor, old tank parts, tank barriers, a turret, an amphibious vehicle and an old bunker, which risies above the surface. Only dive here at low tide and keep in contact with the bottom to avoid sharp objects. Cuttlefish are regullarly seen here in spring. Take a look at the cuttlefish racks which are placed here by divers.

Particulars

To reach the entry point a long walk has to be made. visibility is best around neap tide and with almost no wind. Enter the water where the bunker rises above water. Swim with the posts on your right to find the bunker, the amphibious vessel and the turret. Most remnants of the war can be found between five and seven meters. The tank barriers behind the clay ledge lie at a depht of 5 meters.

Warnings

Don't dive at Westkapelle with wind speeds faster than 2. Don't enter the bunker. Stop diving when currents are too strong.

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WESTKAPELLE Features

Nicknames
Strand Westkapelle
Address
Achterweg Westkapelle P1, Zuiderhoofdweg, Westkapelle P2
Parking
Paid parking
Distance
800 m.
Suitable for
Very excperienced divers
Permit
N.v.t. / NA
Access
Free access
Facilities
Restaurant
Water
Salt
Tide
LW
Kind of dive
Boat dive / shore dive
Current
Limited / very strong
Visibility
0,5 - 2 m.
Average visibility
1 m.
Depth
7 m.
Bottom
klei en zand
Life
Dead man's finger, stalked sea squirt, lobster, north sea crab, plumose anemone, dahlia anemone, starfish
Other recreation
Beach, kite surfing , swimming, fishing
Emergency
112

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