Diving in Germany

Set right in the middle of Europe, Germany is a wonderful destination for anyone interested in nature, a third of the country is covered by forests and woodlands. As well as castles and stylish cities, it also has white-sand beaches, beautiful islands and of course its fair share of mountains. Finally, a sign of the country’s tempestuous past, its capital – currently Berlin – has shifted seven times through its history.

It may seem hard to believe with is limited stretch of coastline, but Germany is a nation of divers. Not only is it fringed by the Baltic, it is also home to countless alpine lakes with crystal clear waters and even ‘indoor diving centers’ for those looking to hone their skills. If you like wreck diving, you’ll be in paradise here with World War Two wrecks littering the Baltic and providing a fascinating adventure. But most dives will probably take place in the mountain lakes where freshwater life blooms and the backdrop to each dive is positively breathtaking.

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Featured places to go in Germany

Southern Germany

Often described as resembling a Disney fairy tale, Southern Germany’s picturesque landscape includes many of the most famous sites in Germany.

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Northern Germany

Germany is full of good diving, whether you want to dive in the North or Baltic seas, try out a lake or two or even go to an indoor diving center.

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Central Germany

If you are interested in underwater flora and fauna, Central Germany should keep you entertained for days.

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Hemmoor Kreidesee is a flooded opencast chalk mine set where you can explore artificial reefs underwater.

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Schweriner See

Schweriner See, a glacier tongue lake, is one of the most popular dive centers in northern Germany.

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The Tollensesee near Neubrandenburg is one of the most interesting diving spots in Northern Germany.

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Müritz See

Lake Müritz is set in its own national park and has plenty of dive sites to keep divers of all levels interested.

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Carwitzer See

Carwitz Lake has nutrient depletion and good visibility for optimal training conditions.

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The Dreetzsee is beautiful and covered over a large area at 10m depth.

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Schmaler Luzin

Schmaler Luzin has difficult entry points but offers boulders of different sizes and underwater trees.

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Stechlinsee is very traditional diving spot and its shores are a nature reserve.

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Wummsee extends over 1.5 square kilometers and has crystalline waters turning from turquoise to deep blue.

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Großer Fürstenseer See

The Great Lake Fürstensee has a very good water quality and the lake has become a popular diving area.

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Neustädter See

Lake Neustädter See, once a gravel mine, offers great night dives and you can see pike, perch, and eels.

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Löbejün contains three quarry pots, which are close together, which are among the most popular dive sites in East Germany.

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Straussee lake is considered to be one of the most beautiful diving waters in close proximity to the German capital, Berlin.

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Tauchsee Horka

Tauchsee Horka, is situated in an old quarry with unusually high visibility, and a maximum depth of 33m.

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Kulkwitzer See

Kulkwitzer See is considered by some to be one of the most interesting dive sites in Southern Germany.

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Cospudener See

cospudener See is an artificial lake located on the site of a former open cast mine and popular among locals for swimming, diving and sailing.

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Schladitzer See

Lake Schladitz, or Schladitzer See in German, is an artificial lake, originally an opencast mining hole.

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Nestled between the rural undulating lands of Central and West Germany, the reservoir presents clean waters, unusually sandy shores, and a large campsite.

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Sorpesee is known as a rather deep reservoir and is suitable for both beginners and advanced divers.

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Blausteinsee is an artificial lake and a popular leisure and recreation area for both beginners and advanced divers.

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Messinghausen, also known as See In Berg, or “Lake in the Mountain, is a mass of water for divers of all levels.

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Bösinghovener See

The Bösinghovener See is a freshwater lake located in Meerbusch, near Dusseldorf which used to be a former gravel mine.

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Geiseltalsee is a former mining quarry and actually the largest artificial lake in Germany.

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Lake Walchen, or Walchensee in German, is one of the largest, deepest and most beautiful alpine lakes in Germany

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Echinger Weiher

The Echinger Weiher is a small lake within a nature reserve and offers divers perfect conditions for year-round diving.

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Starnberger See

Starnberger See, or Lake Strnberger is a anything but an eyesore and presents an ideal site for divers.

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Bodensee/Lake Constance

Lake Constance, or Bodensee is a popular lake on the Rhine and the second largest freshwater lake in Western Europe.

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Dive Sites in Germany

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