Germany is not an obvious choice as a diving destination. Although, Germany does have a coastline on the Baltic and offers the opportunity for some good wreck diving. Inland, there are many lakes and flooded quarries. Cave diving is also popular in some areas of the countries
A lot of the diving in Germany is in lakes and therefore, freshwater. The Baltic Sea is part of Germany's coastline where there are some good diving opportunities.
Lake Starnberg (aka Starnberger See) which is just south of Munich, has a stunning drop-off near Allmannshausen.
Another lake dive is at the Walchensee lake, situated in the Bavarian Alps at 800m (above sea level), which not only offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, but also great dive spots.
The Kiel area is a popular launching point for RIBs and has a number of wrecks within a reasonable distance:
The Helland is the wreck of a large motor yacht, which lies in 20 metres and is a 50 minute trip.
- The Hanau is further away and a 70 minute trip. This is the wreck of a 6,000 ton German steam ship that struck a mine in 1944. Although the wreck is well broken at a depth of 16 metres.
|Diving season:||April - October|
|Water temperature:||Winter 7C (45F)|
|Summer 15C (59F)|
|Air temperature:||Winter 0C (32F)|
|Summer 22C (72F)|