Diving Overview for Germany
Germany, in central Europe, is full of great lakes and rivers that are popular dive sites as well as a small coastal region bordering the North and Baltic Seas.
The best diving happens at the very south or very north of Germany. Germany's largest lake 'Bodensee' is situated in the south at the foot of the Alps in the border of Germany, Austria and Switzerland and offers some interesting diving and spectacular scenery. There are some great walls and wrecks, including a freight sailing ship thought to be over 600 years old, that are worth exploring and night diving is also a popular option.
In the north, the Baltic Sea is the best spot, there are plenty of wrecks from WW II and older that are in great condition. If you want to dive the North Sea there is probably more to sea towards the Netherlands.
Most diving in Germany happens in the many lakes and quarries all over the country. The water temperatures can be cold, even in summer, so dry suits are the most popular choice. VIsibility is often limited, 5 metres is considered very good! During summer, all lakes are hugely popular with water sports enthusiasts from windsurfers to swimmers, for quieter diving try spring or autumn. Be aware that German law requires all divers to have a valid medical certificate before diving.
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