Diving at Lake Attersee – Everything you need to know

14.07.2019 by Editor Team

Reading Time: 10min. / Max. Diving Depth: 40m 😉

I’m gonna go have some real fun. Under water, on land and in the air. Where could you do better than at the Attersee in Austria?

Diving, biking or paragliding? Who has the choice, has the agony. With 46.7 square kilometres, the Attersee is the largest lake in Austria. Touristically developed and tailor-made for activities on land, in the water and in the air.

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The Salzkammergut Diving at Lake Attersee  

The region around the Attersee, the Salzkammergut, has always been a treasure. As the name suggests, it was the salt that made this landscape so valuable in the beginning. Up to the times of the k.u.k. Monarchy, which even isolated the Salzkammergut from the outside world in order to secure its wealth. You can take a trip back in time by visiting the salt mines in Altaussee and Hallstadt. For 60 years Emperor Franz Josef came to Bad Ischl every year, a place where you can visit the imperial villa or stroll in the imperial park. 

For long-distance cyclists we recommend a tour of the Postalm. The largest alpine pasture area in Austria. It is also the second largest plateau in Europe. Where over 2000 cattle, sheep and horses spend the summer. Biking and paragliding can be combined in the Salzkammergut. For example with a bicycle tour to the 1600 meter high Loser with a subsequent jump into the depth.

Diving at Lake Attersee Diving at Lake Attersee

Don’t worry if you don’t make it to the Weyregg Dive School when you jump from loser to loser. Hardly any other lake offers as many possibilities as the Attersee. And this despite the fact that many regions are closed to divers for the sake of the environment. Which is good and right in any case. Those who behave normally under water will not harm the lake. Because under water there is enough space for adventure. Above water, on the other hand, it is narrower. Particularly north of Weyregg, the cars of the individual divers are jammed on the weekends. So it makes sense to visit one of the many diving schools at the lake in order to dive organized. 

There are plenty of first class accommodations. If you have children, you can even combine diving with a holiday on a farm.

The best diving spots at Lake Attersee Diving at Lake Attersee

Wandl: On the southern shore of the Attersee. Large car park on the left-hand side directly by the lake. Easy access via a embankment. The diving area is a basin formed by the glacier with sunken trees.

Kohlbauernaufsatz: Dive site on the west bank. Two kilometres from Unterach in the direction of Nußdorf. Also a public bathing place “Kohlbauernaufsatz” with changing rooms. At the entrance muddy embankment. On the right side dense vegetation. From 17 metres the steep face stretches up to 33 metres.

Unterwasserwald Kammer: Direct entrance at a blue radio board. Relatively comfortable. The diving area is close to the shore. An impressive underwater forest at a depth of 13 to 30 metres. 

Ferrari Chapel: Parking is available on the right. Access via a small embankment possible. Very beautiful, especially in shallow water. Lots of fish, mostly clear view. Rock boulders stretch to a depth of 25 metres.

Black bridge: The dive site is only recommended for experienced divers. Impressive rock face to a depth of 55 meters.

Diving at Lake Attersee at a glance

With a depth of 160 metres and a length of about 23 kilometres, the Attersee is the largest lake in Austria. The water is of drinking water quality and lies at an altitude of 467 metres above sea level.

Diving: The Attersee is considered to be one of the best waters for diving education. However, sometimes great depths and poor visibility pose an increased risk. You should also consider the shipping traffic and the protection zones. These are located at Kammer, Schloss Litzlberg, Misling and Weyregg.

Arrival: By car you can reach the Attersee via the A8. At Salzburg, the A1 branches off in the direction of Linz. The St. Georgen and Seewalchen exits are directly on the Attersee. The route is permanently overloaded, especially during the holiday season. Then the route via Regensburg and Passau (A3) offers itself as an alternative. After the border you continue to the exit Ried. Then via Vöcklabruck to Seewalchen am Attersee.

Travel time: All year round. In midsummer we cannot recommend a diving holiday because of low visibility. The lake “blooms” from July to October.

Accommodation: As in the whole region, you will also find numerous guesthouses and hotels in all price ranges around the Attersee. In addition, there are a number of camping sites that offer an alternative.

Other activities: You can go sailing, surfing, cycling or climbing. Canyoning, rafting and paragliding are also offered. The beautiful region also invites you to take a leisurely stroll.

Want to dive at Lake Attersee?

We will select the right diving schools for you according to your specifications.
They will then send you free and non-binding offers within a few days.
Simply compare and book. 🙂

We only forward your request to selected dive centres.

Your details will not be stored and you will not receive any advertising. Promise! 🙂

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