Scuba diving in Burgenland

Scuba diving in: Burgenland


Burgenland, situated in eastern Austria, is not as well-known for diving as other regions in the country. However, the area features Lake Neusiedl, a unique shallow steppe lake, which offers a different diving experience compared to alpine lakes.

Best diving spot for experienced divers:
  1. Seegelände Weiden: This dive site at Lake Neusiedl features reed formations and a variety of aquatic plants. While the lake's shallow depth may not challenge experienced divers, it offers a unique environment to explore.

Best diving spot for beginners:
  1. Lake Neusiedl: Due to its shallow depth, with an average of 3.3 feet (1 meter) and a maximum of 7.2 feet (2.2 meters), Lake Neusiedl is well-suited for beginner divers. The shallow depth allows for easy navigation and a comfortable introduction to diving.

Marine life:
Lake Neusiedl is home to a variety of fish species such as pike, perch, carp, and catfish. Additionally, the lake's diverse bird population, including herons, grebes, and cormorants, makes it an excellent location for bird watching.

Dive conditions:
Visibility in Lake Neusiedl can be limited due to its shallow depth and high concentration of sediments, typically ranging from 3 to 16 feet (1 to 5 meters). Water temperatures vary throughout the year, with summer temperatures reaching up to 77°F (25°C) and winter temperatures dropping to around 32°F (0°C).

Diving costs in Burgenland can vary depending on factors such as equipment rental, guided dives, and training courses. Here's a general estimate of the costs you may encounter:

  1. Equipment rental: $30 to $60 per day for a full set of gear.
  2. Guided dives: $50 to $100 per dive, depending on the dive center and location.
  3. Dive training and certification: $350 to $600 for entry-level courses, such as PADI Open Water Diver or SSI Open Water Diver.

Please note that these prices are approximate and can vary depending on the dive center and season. It's always a good idea to research and contact local dive centers to get the most accurate and up-to-date information on diving costs in Burgenland.

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