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Discover the top dive spots in Germany

Germany offers a caleidoscope of dive opportunities from crystal clear alp likes over sunken cities to shipwrecks from world war II. The diversity of dive spots in Germany is astonishing and has great visibility. Explore salt water diving in the baltic sea as well as fresh water dives in form of old quarries, rivers and lakes. Because the water is quite cold, a dry suit is recommended. Go on your next underwater adventure!

The quarry’s main building has a toilet, shower, changing rooms, and a hotel nearby. It is possible to put up a tent for camping. A steep descent down the metal stairs leads to the water with one entrance and one exit. At the stairs, it is possible to descend to 5m at buoy no. 1.

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The Echinger Weiher is an artificially created Baggersee in the north of Munich. With a size of about 100 x 250m and a maximum depth of 8m it is suitable for training and practice dives. The lake is located in a nature reserve. Please note: a diving license must be purchased in advance!

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Murner See Holzturm

At the northern shore of the Murner See, a former brown coal open pit mine, you will find the entrance “Holzturm“ / “Aussichtsturm.“ After the entrance on the left, you will find a 20 m stepped mining platform with many, small “sights“ above 10 m. From the entrance straight ahead a rope leads into the depth.

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The entry point to Helenessee is near the dive school and offers many possibilities: stick along the shore, utilize the platforms, have a deep dive, explore the wrecks or enjoy the beautiful fish population.

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Sundhäuser See, Nordhausen

There is a dive center on the lake with everything you need for diving. Four nice entrances spread around the lake. Several training platforms at different depths. Four wrecks spread around the lake and a sunken village with houses, church, chapel, and cemetery can be dived through.

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Kreide-See is a well known and popular diving lake. In former times chalk was mined here. The roads, the vibrator, trucks, conveyor belts, and some machines that were needed for the mining can still be visited underwater.

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Friedberger See

Dredged lake with varied underwater landscapes, rich flora and fauna, combined with very good infrastructure on land, offers everyone - from beginners to experienced divers - perfect conditions for a great diving day!

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Stechlinsee

Stechlinsee is a German clear water lake and the deepest lake Brandenburg. the deeper area is not for diving, however, diving is open all year round. Accommodations are available and the lake offers children’s holiday camps.

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Steilwand, Starnberger See, Allmannshausen

The Allmannshauser Steilwand is rightly known as one of the most beautiful dive sites in Germany. Diving from the shallow shore to the middle of the lake, you reach the edge after a few minutes at a depth of 12-20 meters, depending on the point of entry. Underneath is a wonderfully varied steep face.

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A lake to fall in love with! There is a large parking lot, WC, and snack bar. The vegetation and many different fish are a pleasure! Suitable for beginners to advanced divers and night diving with the appropriate certification every Friday.

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Discover the world’s most fascinating aquatic life

Aquatic life under our oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams is amazing! From microscopic zooplankton to the largest animal on earth, the blue whale, underwater life comes in all possible shapes and sizes. With 71% of the earth being covered with water, it is no wonder we are so fascinated with what lies beneath the surface. In fact, scientists estimate that there are nearly 1 million different species of aquatic animals. Freshwater ecosystems are home mainly to fish, invertebrates, and reptiles, whereas the ocean contains a wide array of marine life including fish, mollusks, crustaceans, reptiles, sharks, and marine mammals like whales, dolphins, seals, and manatees.

The bass is a perch-like fish encompassing many different species, both marine and freshwater. He can be found in lakes, streams and rivers all around the world, are one of the most popular game fish, and a favorite catch for fishermen. The largemouth bass is probably the most well-known and includes big mouth, black, largies, bucketmouth, wide mouth, and green bass, just to name a few.

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Hechte sind Süßwasser Raubfische, die mit ihrem länglichen Körper, der spitzen Schnauze und den großen, scharfen Zähnen leicht zu identifizieren sind. Sowohl ihre Rücken- als auch ihre Afterflossen sind weit hinten am Schwanz angesetzt, wodurch sie noch länger erscheinen, als sie ohnehin schon sind. Diese gefräßigen Jäger sind sowohl in Nordamerika, Europa als auch in Nordasien beliebte Wildfische. Das Tauchen mit Hechten ist ein unvergessliches Erlebnis, da sie recht groß werden können und mit ihren blass- bis leuchtend gelben, bohnenförmigen Flecken am ganzen Körper, und ihren leuchtend orange bis rot gefärbten Flossen unter Wasser sehr hübsch sind.

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The carp originated as an ornamental and aquaculture fish in China but has spread as an invasive species worldwide. In fact, the common species has now spread to inhabit all continents in the world except Antarctica. Ironically enough, native wild populations in Asia are actually considered vulnerable to extinction yet are highly destructive and abundant in waters in other parts of the world where it’s not supposed to be found.

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One of the more beautiful types of freshwater fish, trout is the common name for a large number of different freshwater species closely related to salmon. They live exclusively in freshwater lakes and rivers and come in a wide variety of colors that change based on their environment, making them masters at camouflage. Preferring cool, clear streams and lakes, they can be found in waters averaging 10-16 degrees C (50-60 degrees F) so if you want to go diving with trout you better bring a thick wetsuit.

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Perch are a famous freshwater game fish, with many species resembling it; however, there are only three actual species which occur in different geographical areas around the world: Europe, Asia, and North America. They are abundantly distributed in freshwater lakes throughout these regions and are popular for both sport fishing and for food. They are easily identifiable by their somewhat long, rounded bodies, two dorsal fins of which the first is spiny and the second soft, and black vertical stripes.

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Archaic giants of the fish world, sturgeon fossils have been found dating back to the Jurassic period. Despite having survived for millions of years, the IUCN has stated that, due to overfishing and habitat loss, they are “more critically endangered than any other group of species.” Sturgeon is the common name encompassing roughly 29 different species of fish in the Acipenseridae family, many of which are famous for the caviar harvested from their eggs. These fishy beasts commonly grow to about 2-3 meters (7-10 feet) in length, with some specimens reaching up to 8 meters (26.2 feet) long! Not only are they one of the largest growing bony fish, they are the longest living as well; capable of reaching 100 years or more.

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The tench is a common European freshwater fish that has been introduced to much of the world. Although it is native to the lakes and lowland rivers of Europe and parts of Asia, the tench has become an invasive species throughout North America. The tench was introduced by humans to every continent on earth besides Antarctica as a sport and food fish. They are most often found in still waters with clay or muddy bottoms and abundant vegetation and can tolerate waterways with significantly low oxygen levels.

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