Popular dive sites in Austria are well marked, for example at lake Attersee: divers can find the
"Tauchparadies Attersee Book" in every hotel/motel around the lake. The book accurately describes all the dive sites
located in the lake. Every diving spot, of which there are 25, is shown in the drawings. The book also shows parking,
bathrooms, depth information and the locations of all the sunken objects/platforms in the lake. You are given GPS
coordinates as well as a kilometer marker (the roads around the lake are labeled with kilometer markers).
This is not always the case, though. At Lake Constance, there are no kilometer markers. If you would like to get
accurate diving advice it is best to seek information from local diving centers.
An interesting fact is that the Austrians do not fish for eels. During night dives you can often encounter a dozen
or even several dozen of them in a single dive. In the day, you will also encounter plenty of fish common to
European lakes, like burbot or pike.
When researching bodies of water to dive in, take into consideration cold mountain lakes and in rivers.
There you will be able to encounter awesome species like, for example, trout and noble crayfish. One of
the best places to view specimens like this is the
River Traun. It originates in
the Salzburg Alps
and flows through the Traunsee and Hallstaätt lakes, ending in
the Danube River.
If you will be taking such a dive, take into account that getting to your dive
site and returning can be quite tedious. However, experiencing the crystal clear river, observing rare noble
crayfish, moving with the river current, and swimming through a ravines that have carved for hundreds of years,
more than makes it worth the trouble.