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Stunning Salzkammergut underwater world

High mountains and deep lakes with the best drinking water quality, rivers teeming with fish and crystal clear karst springs will send Neptune followers into raptures whilst diving in the Salzkammergut. Fascinating diving - from introductory and special diving courses to full-day dive trips – there is something for everyone on a diving holiday in the Salzkammergut. Dive into the stunning underwater world of the Hallstatt and Gosau lakes.

Unique fish world and sunken treasures

The best diving time for underwater photographers is from June to October, with September being the most beautiful dive month - at that time the fauna, around the fjord-like lakes, is at its highpoint and the water is still warm. Diving on holiday offers an exciting opportunity to explore the underwater world in a special way. Silence, solitude and the exploration of hidden habitats, in the fjord-like Lake Hallstatt and crystal clear Lake Gosau, account for the fascination of this sport. The “Vordere Gosausee”, which is 96 meters deep in the summer months, is particularly popular with recreational divers due to its incredible visibility. Almost everywhere one will encounter pike, whitefish, trout and many other fish species, or come across sunken "treasures".

Underway with professionals

The diving instructors and guides, of the diving club Dachstein-Salzkammergut, can answer almost all divers’ questions. They know the best time to explore an underwater cave, when it is the most beautiful time to dive the fish-rich river waterfalls or where the most interesting dive sites are.

Dive into the 7,000 years history of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut and enjoy the beauty of this unique cultural landscape above and below the water!

Courses for young water lovers

Also for your children, the holiday in the Salzkammergut should be a special experience and what child does not want to sometimes put their head under water and go on underwater treasure hunt?

Therefore, the Dachstein-Salzkammergut diving club offers children’s diving courses in the Salzkammergut. Children can start diving from the age of eight. At the age of 10 they will receive their first "real" dive certification. Specially trained instructors accompany your children on their way into Neptune's realm. Therefore your kids are in the best hands, both above and below the water during a diving holiday in the Salzkammergut.

For further information, contact the Dachstein-Salzkammergut diving club on 0664 88600481 and of course you can find detailed information under www.dive-adventures.at. Grab your mobile phone today and bestow your child an unforgettable holiday in the Salzkammergut!

Hiking with the diving mask

The hiking paradise Salzkammergut also provides some very special challenges. If you hike around the Limbach cascades near Lake Attersee, you should always haue your diving mask to hand.

» Hiking with the diving mask

Under the ice

Hallstatt | Ice diving: one of the most exiting ways of experiencing the underwater world: Dive into the lake of Hallstatt or lake of Gosau.

» Under the ice

So much to experience!

A holiday in the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut offers so much more than just sightseeing, culture and pleasure. In Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Hallstatt and Obertraun, you have the opportunity to fully experience all types of action sports and satisfy your craving for adventure. Hiking and mountain biking as well as climbing, swimming and even scuba diving are only some of the possibilities for getting out and enjoying the natural surroundings. The extraordinary landscape of the Salzkammergut is made for outdoor activities. From swimming in the crystal-clear lakes and rafting on the Traun River to paragliding from the 2000 meter Krippenstein in Obertraun, you can push yourself to the limit during an active holiday in the Lake Hallstatt region.

 

Information at a glance

  • Diving time: All year round from 9.00 – 16.00 o´clock (summer months from 9.00 to 19.00 o´clock)
    On this website you will find information about diving in the Salzkammergut as well as information on the lakes in the Salzkammergut. Diving with the Dachstein-Salzkammergut diving club is the most beautiful thing in the world!

  • Contact
    Tauchclub / Diving club
    Dachstein-Salzkammergut
    Seestrasse 113
    4830 Hallstatt on Lake Hallstatt
    Austria
    Phone: +43 (0) 664 88600481
    E-Mail: office@dive-adventures.at

  • Lake Gosau - Data & Facts:
    Size: 0.52 km²
    Depth: 82 m
    Width: 0.5 km
    Length: 1.8 km
    Beach: yes
    Towns: Gosau
    Bundesland: Upper Austria
    Diving: yes
    Barthing: yes
    Sailing: no
    Water skiing: no
    Fishing: no
    Boat cruises: yes
    Rowing: no
    Surfing: no
    Kajak: no