Denmark consists of the peninsula of Jutland and some 400 named islands. Of these, 82 are inhabited.
There are plenty of opportunities for wreck diving, night diving, off-beach diving or archaeological trips in Denmark. Here you can swim with cod fry, the cuckoo wrasse and various other fish on a seabed with plenty of exciting wrecks. The sea in Denmark is officially common property and as long as you are just looking and taking photos and there are no specific dive bans. You are permitted to dive at these wrecks without special permission.
The Baltic Sea provides the best of wreck diving. Given the low salinity, all wooden wrecks are in pristine condition. Also larger wrecks, such as WW1 cruisers, steam ships and other wrecks are in excellent condition. Visibility is usually 10-20 metres.
- Wrecks! There are over 5000 is Danish waters, dating back over 1000 years.
- It's coldwater diving in Denmark.
- If you're looking for good visibility, the waters around Bornholm is the place to head for - the water there is practically fresh water.
|Natural hazards:||Flooding is a threat in some areas of the country (eg parts of Jutland, along the southern coast of the island of Lolland)|
|Diving season:||April - October|
|Water temperature:||Winter 7C (45F)|
|Summer 15C (59F)|
|Air Temperature:||Winter 1C (34F)|
|Summer 20C (68F)|