General information about the country
Diving is not a popular sport in Finland, but it is possible and very enjoyable. In the waters of the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland you can encounter seals, various fish and shipwrecks.
The presence of the first settlers in Finland dates back to the eighth century BC. At that time, nomadic Laplanders were forced to migrate north.
Finland has a policy of neutrality. After the collapse of the USSR, despite the worst crisis in the country's history, the Finns began to expand their own economy and social welfare system. In 1995, Finland became a member of the European Union. It continues to develop modern technologies, and in 2001 the country was recognized as one of the least corrupt countries in the world.
An popular attraction in Finland for younger children is Moomin World. Children love this theme park, and because Finland has many Moomin fans, it is worth taking a trip to the island of Naantal to experience their culture. On this island live Moomins and fairy tale characters that look like friendly hippopotamuses. Moomin World (Muumimaailma) is located on the southwest coast of Finland, near Turku, on the island of Naantal. It is a great on-land attraction to visit when traveling diving with the whole family.
Why is Finland such a popular destination?
Finland's beaches are often wide, sandy and not very crowded. This is good news for those who stay on land. For those who dive, however, things are not so simple. This is because there are very few diving centers in Finland, so it is very important to prepare for a diving trip far in advance. It is worth looking for a place to stay in the area of Helsinki, Turku or Pori. These are the most popular areas for diving in Finland. Specially adapted boats adapted for diving trips perform most dives.
After venturing to an established dive site, it may happen that you encounter heavy fog. This phenomenon blankets large areas of the sea with dense fog that reaches heights of about 2 meters above the surface of the water. It looks like a never ending cloud of milk, and because of it, visibility drops to around 2 meters. The thick fog makes it hard to find the white Buoys which often mark dive sites.