The Piccardthofplas is a dive site in Groningen, with generally limited visibility. The site has a great biodiversity. The Piccardthofplas is home to crayfish, chinese mitten crabs, green frogs and much more. The Piccardthofplas is the only lake in the Netherlands with a halocline. This means that it has both fresh and salt water layers. The excavation is located in a nature reserve. Diving is only possible with permission of Natuurmonumenten. Always sign up in advance.
Diving in the Piccardthofplas mainly takes place on the northeast side. There's enough parking space and there is a large jetty as well on which you can build up your set. Enter the water next to the jetty and dive along the bank in a westerly direction until halfway the headland. Schools of juvenile fish are often spotted in this area. Return along the bank and search the tree roots and bottom vegetation for crayfish, Chinese mitten crabs and eel.
Diving in the Piccardthofplas is only allowed with permission of Natuurmonumenten. From 1 April to 1 November every Sunday evening at 19.30. From 1 November to 1 April once every two weeks. Always sign up in advance. Limited rowing, swimming and fishing o
- Schweitzerlaan 11, 9728 NR Groningen
- Sufficient parking
- 75 m.
- Suitable for
- All levels
- N.v.t / NA
- Free access, always book in advance
- Fresh, a little salt
- Kind of dive
- Shore dive
- 0,5 - 3 m.
- Average visibility
- 1 m.
- 30 m.
- Perch, carp, small loach, eel, bullhead, cray fish, pike, pike-perch, chinese mitten crab, zebra mussel, newt
- Other recreation
- Rowing, fishing , swimming , rambling