Erlaufsee

The Erlaufsee is a mountain lake at the foot of the Gemeindealpe not far from the village of Mitterbach am Erlaufsee. The border between Lower Austria and Styria runs through the lake. The ARGE DiveCard is mandatory.

Numerous species of fish can be found here, such as aitel, perch, pike, bullhead, pollack, reinanke, roach, rudd, tench, lake trout, and char.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 6 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Altitude Diving
  • Lake

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

The dive site at the Lunzersee is a steeply sloping dive site, where you can reach almost 26 meters directly after the entrance. Furthermore, there are several platforms that are arranged one below the other.

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The Ratzersdorfersee is used in the summer months as a bathing lake where diving is permitted all year round. Especially night dives are very interesting, because the fish richness can be seen mainly at night. In the winter months the visibility is best with up to 10 meters.

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Lake Pichlinger is an artificially created recreational area in the southeast of Linz, in the district of Ebelsberg. It includes the bathing lake, the green belt with various parking lots, restaurants, and snack bars, playgrounds and a camping site.

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Neufelder See, Einstieg Tauch-Sport-Vienna

In front of the area of Tauch-Sport-Vienna this site is accessible from shore. The bottom is slightly sloping, leading to a platform at 5m (heading east) and to a Neptune figure and a 2m-long shark made of plastic at about 7m.

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About 16-18 min north, 30-50m from shore, you will reach a steep wall that drops down to about 20m. Above it, at a depth of 5m, there is an extensive “seagrass meadow“ (sago pondweed), bordered in the west by the rising shore, which you can follow on your right, back to the entrance.

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Going south past the platform at 10m, you can dive for a long time at a depth 15 - 20m over several ridges. Under the shore in the west there is a smaller steep wall with small caves. Above an overgrown edge at about 6m, you can follow, along your left shoulder, back to the entrance.

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Neufelder See, Einstieg Lorenc

This artificial lake near Vienna offers many training possibilities for beginners and advanced divers. There are at platforms found at 5m, 8m, 12m, and 20m, two buoyancy tubes, and many new sights sunk by engaged divers.

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Neufelder See

Dive site Neufeldsee Strandbad. Located at the southern end of the Neufeldsee. Access from the parking lot about 100m. Two jetties are available. There is a platform at 5m deep. The shore area is shallow, then steeply slopes down to >8m. WC facilities are open in the winter.

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Schwarzlsee

You can get in at the diving base at the Schwarzlsee either via the beach or from a jetty. In the lake, which can be up to 12m deep, you can encounter small fish as well as perch, pike, zander, catfish, black amur and carp.

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Surfcamp

This site descends up to 15m with an interesting, sloping bank. Many eels can be found at night in the overgrown bank area.

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