Diving in Russia

The giant landmass of Russia sits at the top of the world, surrounded by the diverse waterways of the Arctic and Pacific Oceans and the Baltic, Azov, and Black Seas. Russia is the largest country in the world with the ninth-largest population and is geographically located in Eastern Europe and North Asia. Main tourist destinations include Russia’s capital of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Golden Ring, White, Barents Sea, Primorye, Kamchatka, Altai, Baikal, Caucasus, Crimea, Ural, and Kuzbass.

Diving in Russia is extremely diverse. The Black Sea region is rich in WWII wrecks, while the Baltic Sea’s low salinity offers well-preserved historical wooden shipwrecks. The northern seas are striking in color, size, and variety of Arctic marine life. Russia’s far east hosts a unique blend of the harsh Arctic Ocean and vibrant colors of the Pacific Ocean’s warmer waters.
Freshwater diving in Russia is also abundant in the Ural Mountains, where you can find numerous deep quarries and natural caves with crystal-clear water. Further east, Lake Baikal offers endemic species, clear water, and unforgettable ice diving. The Altai and Karelia Republics are home to many rivers, lakes, and streams, offering unique diving opportunities. Finally, the most adventurous diver can explore the vast, largely untouched Siberia province.

Facts about Russia

Languages ru
Currency RUB
Timezone UTC +7 - UTC+9
Tipping 0-10%
Network Provider Beeline/KaR-Tel LLP, Tele2/NEO/MTS
Dial Code 7
Electricity 220 V / 50 Hz
Power Plug Type C, F

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Wildlife in Russia
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Freshwater Fishes
Common Rudd
Bass
Pike
Carp
Trout
Eel
Walleye
Perch
Catfish
Salmon
Sturgeon
Crayfish
Char Fish
Burbot
European Bullhead
European Bitterling
Tench
Stickleback
Loach Goby
Snakes
Snakes
Turtles
Turtles
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Otter
Otter
Whales
Sperm Whale
Grey Whale
Killer Whale / Orca
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Striped Dolphin
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Angel Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Reptiles
Crocodile
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Ribbon Moray Eel (Ghost Eel)
Conger eel
Wolf Eel
Crevalle jack
Panther Moray Eel (Dragon Eel)
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Wildlife in Russia
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Freshwater Fishes
Common Rudd
Bass
Pike
Carp
Trout
Eel
Walleye
Perch
Catfish
Salmon
Sturgeon
Crayfish
Char Fish
Burbot
European Bullhead
European Bitterling
Tench
Stickleback
Loach Goby
Snakes
Snakes
Turtles
Turtles
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Otter
Otter
Whales
Sperm Whale
Grey Whale
Killer Whale / Orca
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Striped Dolphin
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Angel Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Reptiles
Crocodile
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Ribbon Moray Eel (Ghost Eel)
Conger eel
Wolf Eel
Crevalle jack
Panther Moray Eel (Dragon Eel)
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish

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