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.