port, place of departure:                              Saltstraumen,

depth at the bottom:                                   60 m,

level of diver training:                                  advanced/technical,

diving type:                                                dive spot/ wall,

diving period:                                             whole year,

visibility max:                                            30 m,

water temperature:                                    2 - 12 °C,

available from:                                           shore/ boat,

currents:                                                   occurs,

warnings:                                                  Watch out for strong currents..

Points of entering to the lake (see map)

Underwater attractions

SALTSTRAUMEN is a wall located at the west coast of Norway, with a depth of 60 m. This diving site is intended both for persons with advanced, as well as technical level of training. It is necessary be particularly careful due to sea currents. It is possible to get there directly from the shore or by boat. Diving area is one of most exotic and requiring places in the world. The greatest tidal currents are appearing. Whirlpools are achieving the width of 10-15 m. Walls are covering diverse biological organisms. Marine anemones are concentrating around flower beds. Every enthusiast of underwater photography will be delighted with the unique beauty of this wall.

Flora and Fauna

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