© iStock/RudyBalasko Diving in Central Germany Central Germany, or Mitteldeutschland in german, can be described as Germany’s unexplored pulsating heart. With stunning cities like Dresden, Leipzig, Erfurt and Weimar, whose historical legacy never override their modern jubilance, it really should not be often overlooked by divers of all levels. Geographically, the region would correspond to the landlocked German states without external borders, therefore pinpointing the federal lands Hesse, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia as being Central Germany. From the wonderful German Central Uplands, Mittelgebirgsschwelle in German, to the fertile Thuringian Basin, Mitteldeutschland’s low mountains and rolling hills, offers divers an opportunity to explore German V-2 Rocket caves, mercurial riverbeds, flooded mines, and quarry lakes bordered by forested mountains. Ditch the museums, cathedrals and castles. Though not known for its diving internationally, Central Germany is packed full of interesting, varied, and historically important dive sites. Whether you are a novice whose “baptism dive” occurs in the beautiful shallows, or veteran probing the depths of flooded underground tunnels carved from former gypsum mines by slave labor, there is something for every diver. Our advice is to ditch the museums, cathedrals and castles, and head straight to Central Germany’s many dive sites to enjoy underwater life, incredibly clear waters and an exciting underwater topography that will keep even the most experienced divers entertained. Featured places to go in Central Germany © ScubaproTauchsee HorkaTauchsee Horka, is situated in an old quarry with unusually high visibility, and a maximum depth of 33m.Learn more © ScubaproKulkwitzer SeeKulkwitzer See is considered by some to be one of the most interesting dive sites in Southern Germany.Learn more © AqualungCospudener Seecospudener See is an artificial lake located on the site of a former open cast mine and popular among locals for swimming, diving and sailing.Learn more © ScubaproSchladitzer SeeLake Schladitz, or Schladitzer See in German, is an artificial lake, originally an opencast mining hole.Learn more © ScubaproBiggeseeNestled between the rural undulating lands of Central and West Germany, the reservoir presents clean waters, unusually sandy shores, and a large campsite.Learn more © MaresSorpeseeSorpesee is known as a rather deep reservoir and is suitable for both beginners and advanced divers.Learn more © AqualungBlausteinseeBlausteinsee is an artificial lake and a popular leisure and recreation area for both beginners and advanced divers.Learn more © MaresMessinghausenMessinghausen, also known as See In Berg, or “Lake in the Mountain, is a mass of water for divers of all levels.Learn more © ScubaproBösinghovener SeeThe Bösinghovener See is a freshwater lake located in Meerbusch, near Dusseldorf which used to be a former gravel mine.Learn more © MaresGeiseltalseeGeiseltalsee is a former mining quarry and actually the largest artificial lake in Germany.Learn more Dive Sites in Central Discover the wonders of the deep with SSI's blog Join us on an exciting journey of discovery and learn more about exhilarating diving adventures, dedicated conservation initiatives, and innovative educational opportunities that will help you illuminate the extraordinary beauty of the underwater world. Let's explore the underwater world together and delve into the hidden wonders beneath the gentle waves.