Getting Wet @ Plansee

Today I was at the Plansee in Austria / Tyrol. Bad news: It was raining. Good news: I was there for scuba diving anyway – so I expected to get wet ๐Ÿ™‚

Plansee

The Plansee in Tyrol / Austria is a beautiful lake located nicely in the Austrian Alps. Even with the not-so-nice weather it looks like a postcard.

Scuba Diving logistics is super easy: Just buy a ticket at the reception of ย the “Hotel Florelle” and you are ready to go.ย Parking is possible close to the entry of the lake.

Visibility: Extremely poor

The visibility under water was extremely poor today. I assume this was due to the heavy rain we had over night.

We have been diving in a group, but only after a few minutes got separated. Just no chance for the group to stay together. But of course my buddy and I managed to stay together so we continued the dive.

Plansee Austria Scuba Diving – Dive Profile 1

Plansee Austria Scuba Diving - Dive Profile 1
Plansee Austria Scuba Diving – Dive Profile 1

Better visibility below 12 meters

Once we where below 12 meters visibility got much better and down at 22 meters it was actually really good. So we enjoyed the dive and after just under 40 minutes surfaced again.

Second dive

The second dive was similarly bad from a visibility standpoint. But we got used to it by that point in time and our group with four divers this time even managed to stay together.

Plansee Austria Scuba Diving – Dive Profile 2

Plansee Austria Scuba Diving - Dive Profile 2
Plansee Austria Scuba Diving – Dive Profile 2

My verdict

A wonderful lake for scuba diving. Simple logistics and diving possible for all skill levels. Visibility should be better when its not raining so heavily before.ย Thanks to DCP for the great preparation and guiding.

I will be back!

More details about the lake – check out wikipedia.

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