Flooded gravel pit near Nonnenweier / Lahr

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48° 19' 55.21" N, 7° 46' 48.28" E
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Autobahn in direction to Basel, exit 56 Lahr, Schwanau. Continue to Allmannsweier, then direction Nonnenweier. From Nonnenweier continue towards Kippenheimweiler, in the middle of the left hand side is the Vogelsee. You can see the excavator from the street.

154 meters

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Description dive spot:
Parking is almost directly on the lake and you do not have to take a hike with your gear. You get yourself a place on the grass at the lake. Fine pebbles lead into the water. Semi-dry with ice vest is always recommended. If you want to go deep for a long time, a drysuit is the right choice. The diving and bathing area is separate, barbecues allowed and the DLRG comes around at noon over. In summer in the afternoon a icecream truck is also there and visiting. View is between 8 and 12 meters. The conveyor systems are still in operation!
Dive 0: Swim or dive from the entrance to the dredge. Under the swimmers you can see shoals of fish. If you want to dive deep, dive directly on the excavator. No water plants or fish, but the working furrows of the excavator and all sorts of scrap. If you want you can go up to 80 meters.
Dive 1: From the entrance to the canyons on about 45 meters, then hold half right and appear to the flat area 5 to 10 meters. You can see a lot of small fish, carp, crabs and occasionally a small or medium pike. Nice in sunny weather, as the colors are really beautiful.
Dive 2: From the entrance under the excavator conveyor belts until you find in the corner with lots of vegetation. There are also many small fish and occasionally a carp. Especially under the conveyor belts are many small fish.

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Clemens Wolfangel, Joe

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