Scuba diving in Germany

Diving in Germany

Diving in Germany — diving centers, country, description and general recommendations for tourists

General information about the country

Fun fact: Germany is the seventh most-visited country in the world. It is territorially large and economically rich.

Climatically, Germany is on the colder side, and the temperatures of its waters where diving takes place usually call for the use of dry suits. The coastline is varied, usually sandy, with the exception of, for example, the Island of Rügen where you will find rocky cliffs. In Germany, you have access to the coast of the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, where you will find the Frisian Islands.

Why is Germany such a popular destination?

Germany has many lakes, interesting quarries and good access to the sea, actually to two seas. Germany is the site of one of the largest diving fairs in the world and one great place to go on a diving adventure.

Have you ever heard of Helgoland? It's a gem which sits in the Germany waters of the North Sea. It is a tiny archipelago located about 70 kilometers from the German coast. The local inhabitants — Helgolanders — have their own traditional clothes and flag, and they speak their own dialect. Many people have come to love this island region. The islands have pools with natural spa properties. The local climate, good cuisine and specific cultural of its residents attract more and more tourists every year. And it's also a great place to go diving!

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What are the best dive sites in Germany

The largest number of diving centers can be found north of Hamburg. The wreck of the Jan Heweliusz, near Rügen, is interesting and well-known. It was a Polish railcar ferry which, because of a very strong storm, sank in the January of 1993. The wreck rests at a maximum depth of 24 m, is 126 meters long and 17.5 meters wide. In the entire Baltic Sea basin, there are many wrecks at various depths, each which could be suited for a different level of diver.

Germany is a great country, and on its territory there are many interesting lakes and quarries where you can go diving.. The most famous of these are Lake Constance, Lake Kulwitzee, Tollensesee and Helenesee. The latter is a flooded excavation site and its waters usually have good visibility. The maximum depth there reaches 56 meters.

Germany is also well-known for its quarries, which are located all around the country. These include the Horka, Prelle, Wildschutz quarry or the quarries in Löbejün. Just about every known diving site in Germany has well-marked access and a well-prepared infrastructure. There are bases with compressors, and often with beds and small restaurants where you can eat sausages and rolls. Most of the quarries in Germany are deep. You should keep this in mind and be sure to only dive as deep as your skill allows. In addition to a lot equipment that was left behind by miners, you can find pike, zander, sturgeon, carp, perch, and more underwater species in the many quarries of Germany.

Germany is a great place to go for a weekend diving adventure, when you do not have an opportunity to take more days off. You will always be able to have a calm, clean or professional experience.