Andorra is an anomaly in Europe, a minor independent state of little over thirty villages plus a capital, tucked away in the Pyrenees. Winter tourism is major business for this principality. There are attractive hotels in Andorra. As you drive north south or east west around Andorra during the months of December, January, February, March and April it really is obvious this entire country is one significant ski resort with two main ski areas – Grandvalira and Vallnord.

Scuba diving at above 2000 metres altitude could be the latest trend in Vallnord. The activity combines skiing down to a frozen lake or pool then scuba diving below the ice.

There are two alternatives: a "baptism" for beginners and technical diving for competent divers. As soon as the dive has finished, the descent continues above the mountains of Arcalis.

The diving baptisms are a 12-metre dive in La Canaleta pool (2060m) which can be complete with an artificial dam to provide snow and ice. This dive is aimed at beginners over the age of 14 and lasts for 15 to 20 minutes.

This beginners' dive consists of a descent via a blue slope, carrying the specific equipment supplied by the company, and also a submersion below the waters with the supervision of an instructor.

So, next time you're in southwestern Europe don’t miss to go to Andorra, vacation in probably the most most charming hotels in Andorra and skiing in among Europe's most picturesque regions.

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