Scuba diving in Vorarlberg

Scuba diving in: Vorarlberg


Vorarlberg is the westernmost region of Austria, bordering Switzerland, Germany, and Liechtenstein. While it is primarily known for its Alpine landscapes, charming villages, and winter sports, Vorarlberg does offer a few unique diving experiences in its lakes and reservoirs.

Best diving spots for experienced divers:
  • Lake Seewaldsee: This picturesque lake is surrounded by forests and offers a captivating underwater world with rock formations and sunken trees. The lake's deep zones make it suitable for experienced divers seeking a serene and secluded diving experience.

Best diving spots for beginners:
  • Lünersee: This stunning mountain reservoir is accessible by cable car and offers a beginner-friendly dive site at the reservoir's dam. The shallow depth, clear water, and gentle slope make it an excellent spot for novice divers and training courses.

Marine life:
Vorarlberg's lakes and reservoirs are home to various freshwater fish species, such as trout, char, perch, and whitefish. You may also encounter freshwater crayfish, snails, and other small aquatic creatures.

Dive conditions:
Water temperatures in Vorarlberg's lakes and reservoirs range from 41°F (5°C) in the spring to 75°F (24°C) in the summer. Visibility in these dive sites is generally excellent, ranging from 16 to 65 feet (5 to 20 meters) or more, depending on the site and weather conditions.

Diving costs in Vorarlberg 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 Vorarlberg.

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