Steinbruch Riesenstein

The Riesenstein quarry lake in Meissen with a diving center. With a maximum water depth of 18 meters, the quarry lake is perfect diving water for all scuba divers. The body of water is idyllically situated in the middle of Meissen. Underwater you can expect visibility between 4 and 15 meters all year round.

In addition to a training platform, there are some special highlights such as mine carts and objects from the early mining days. Lots of fish through the artificially created hiding places.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Body of Water

Body of Water

  • Artificial
Visibility

Visibility

  • 5 m
Current

Current

  • No Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Quarry

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

The Prellesee former granite quarry is also called Kesselbruch. The water depth is 46.5m with 1.8 hectares surface area. Visibility is usually 6 - 12m. Access is regulated by the allocation of keys. Registration and sign-out is usually done via the dive center Steina.

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This dive site is a former granite quarry, which was closed in 1970 and the rock platform just behind the entrance is at a depth of 5 m and is ideal for diving exercises for beginners. The wreck, the former Elbe ferry “Mühlberg“, can be found at 20m.

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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 quarry in Wildschütz has a nice shallow water zone for recreational divers, many fish. The deep pump house at about 70m depth only for technical divers. In addition to many artificially sunk attractions, you can still see a lot from the active time of the quarry.

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Steinbruchsee Wildschütz

The quarry lake Wildschütz is a former quarry in the village Wildschütz, located in the district Nordsachsen of the federal state Saxony. The lake, which is located in the middle of a mining area, is the deepest lake in central and northern Germany with a depth of about 74 meters.

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Haselbacher See

The Haselbacher See is a flooded former open cast lignite mine. It is located at the state border of Saxony / Thuringia and is used differently. On Saxonian territory, the water sovereignty lies with the DAV - Saxony as tenant. The Thuringian part is used for water sports and tourism.

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Easy entry from land within the marked out area (suitable for beginners). There are 2 training platforms (5m and 10m). Registration and briefing about the diving school are required. You will receive a waterproof orientation map.

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Versunkener Wald, Cospudener See

This is a demanding dive site, only accessible by boat. Navigation, perfect buoyancy, and buoy shooting should be mastered. You should be comfortable with cold water diving.

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Besides diving Schladitzer See, there are many activities on the water plus an overnight stay area, restaurant, and beach club. Dive site access is only allowed at the diving center. Please register in advance.

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Glück Auf Schwimmhalle

The Swimming Hall is for ambitious swimmers, snorkelers, and divers. Additional times for fin swimmers are shown in the opening hours. Use for sport diving only through clubs!

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