Scuba Diving Switzerland

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Travel information about Switzerland

Switzerland is a mountainous country located in Central and Western Europe. The total area is 41,285km² and total population is approximately 8,379,477 including foreigners. Switzerland will simply take your breath away. There’s the beautiful Lake Geneva, the Klöntalersee which is only one of various Alpine lakes of Switzerland, and the Doubs that borders France to name a few.

Capital city of Switzerland: Berne

Closest neighbors to Switzerland: Nearest neighboring countries are Austria and Liechtenstein at the east, France at the west, Italy at the south and Germany at the north.

Best times to visit Switzerland: Every time is a worthy time to visit Switzerland. Summer has usually been popular among tourists in Switzerland during July and August, just like winter. Although the weather changes by the day throughout the year, it’s usually pretty warm in those months. In general, the best time to visit Switzerland really depends on what you want to do, see and experience.

How to get to Switzerland: Getting to Switzerland is one of the coolest countries to wander around, from the clean and efficient trains to the famous Swiss postal buses that can get you to any places in the country. The simplicity of travel extends to air travel, that it has 8 major airports commonly used by tourists. It will only take you more or less almost 8 hours from New York to Switzerland.

Visa requirements for Switzerland: No visa required for US citizens however, passport is needed with 6 months validity upon entry.

Currency of Switzerland: Currency is Swiss Franc (CHF).

Official Language of Switzerland: Official languages of Switzerland are German, French, Italian, Romansh

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Switzerland

There are 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Switzerland; 2 are on their tentative list.

Cultural (9)

  • Abbey of St Gall
  • Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair
  • La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, Watchmaking Town Planning
  • Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  • Old City of Berne
  • Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps
  • Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
  • The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
  • Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzona

Natural (3)

  • Monte San Giorgio
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  • Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona

 

Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.

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