Sweden
North
East coast
West coast
Southern

http://www.lantmateri.net/sbindex.htm
(satelite photos of Sweden)

http://www.smhi.se/sgn0102/n0204/sjovolym.pdf
(depths of all swedish lakes)

http://www.dyk.vip-media.se/
(Länk till 33 stycken bubbeldykplatser 20-30 meter hela Sverige; vrak, stenbrott e t c. Klicka "dykplatser")

http://hfk.dk/omfridykning/fridykkersteder
A few diving sites in Sweden described in danish

http://www.dykarna.nu
divesites for scubadivers

Kolla gulasidornas kartsystem för att hitta.

West coast

Lysekil
Måseskär
Gullmaren
Nedsjön
Kåreviken, Rönnäng

The swedish west coast stretches from Halmstad in the south to Stromstad up north. From Gothenburg and upwards it is mainly an archipelago full of skerries, islands and cliffs. Mostly red granite. Lovely scenery above water but not always such fun scenery below. One cannot expect more than 15 C water temperature on an average summer day (in some places up to 20C). Visibility is usually never more than 4-5 meters.
When based in Gothenburg it is curiously hard to find a divespot which is deeper than 30 meters. Even when diving on the outside of the exposed coastline of the archipelago.
Here are some suggestions (not a complete list).

Marstrand West side, 30 m, unprotected from westerly winds. Bus from Gothenburg. Nice cliffs. Partyisland
Måseskär East side 27 mtrs, protected.
Svarten Half nautical mile south of Måseskär. 55 mtrs, exposed to westerlies.
Åstol South of island, 50 meters, unprotected. Close to traffic.
Gåseklåvan Djupt och dramatiskt dyk vid klippbrant. Gullmarsfjorden.
   

- Rönnäng, trevligt ställe ca 30 m, 50 min med bil från GBG
- Jordfall, mycket bra och djupt, 75 min med bil från GBG
- Svineviken Orust, oprövat ca 60m, 60 min med bil från GBG
- Mollösund1, trevligt Grönsaksdyk djupare än tanken
- Mollösund2, oprövat ca 30m, 60 min med bil från GBG
- Amundön, trevligt Grönsaksdyk djupare än tanken
- Göteborg Poseidon dyktank 10 meter.

The best dive on the swedish westcoast is probably to be had on Väderöarna (Vaderoarna). They are some small islands outside the main archipelago. A small ferry departs from Stromstad every day during summer and a youth hostel can be found on the island.

 
Lysekil
Place Lysekil, Stånge huvud
Town North of Gothenburg
Type Archipelago Water Salt
Special feauture Nice scenery
Season June to september
Depth, maximum 25 Mostly 20 Variety up to  
Visibility 4-6 meters Distance from shore 25-40 meters Shoreline falling
Bottom rock/algae/
sand
Temperature water 16-20
and less
Temp. land 20-25
Dangers Traffic on surface, jellyfish that burns
Weather to expect Mostly cloudy with no rain. Some sunny days. Ocassional gales.
Scuba permitted Spearfishing Not allowed
Other Nice town that comes alive during summer. Considered a party place. Many places to dive if one has a boat. Dive shop H2O makes daytrips but mostly for Scubadivers.
Transport &
Living
Youth hostel in Lysekil. 150 SKR/night
Directions Bus from Gothenburg central station. 80 SKR 2 hrs. Walk a kilometer straight west to the sea. Or stop in the bay north of sailingboat harbour outside "Havets hus". In this bay one can dive to 30 meters.
Out on the cliffs facing the sea you will find a maximum depth of 25 meters, which is dangerously close to a traffic lane for yachts. Along these lovely red cliffs you will also find a lot of sunbathers. Deep dives close to Lysekil - check Gullmaren.
Local contact

Tourist bureau in harbour. Dive shop H2O

Link to pictures http://www.lysekil.se/Eng/engindex.html
Visited by Sebastian From Sweden On date June 2001
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Comment 1 Lovely pink/red cliffs. Håkan
Comment 2 Better to dive by "the wall" inside Gullmaren. Johan
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Gullmaren
Place Gullmarsfjorden, Lysekil
Town North of Gothenburg
Type fjord Water Salt
Special feauture Deep dives
Season June to september
Depth, maximum 100+ Mostly   Variety up to  
Visibility 4-6 meters Distance from shore varies Shoreline falling or
abruptly falling
Bottom rock/algae/
sand
Temperature water 16-20
and less
Temp. land 20-25
Dangers jellyfish that burns
Weather to expect Mostly cloudy with no rain. Some sunny days. Ocassional gales. Exposed to the west
Scuba permitted Spearfishing Not allowed
Other Gullmarsfjorden is Swedens only fjord (deeper inside the fjord than outside along the coast.) Here you can easily find depths above 50 meters. Water gets somewhat murkier though.
Transport &
Living
Youth hostel in Lysekil. 150 SKR/night
Directions

Bus from Gothenburg central station to the Lysekil area. 80 SKR 2 hrs.
The fjord stretches from Lysekil and some 30 km inward. You can driftdive from boat if there are no strong westerly winds. Or dive from the shore.
One option is to dive right west of the ferry Skår-Finsbo. Or drive south of the ferry to Hällebäck (popular with tankdivers).

Local contact

Tourist bureau in harbour.
Dive shop H2O

Link to pictures http://www.lysekil.se/Eng/engindex.html
Visited by Sebastian From Sweden On date July 2001
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Gåseklåvan
Until recently it was believed that one of Swedens best spots for freediving only could be reached by boat. But there is a small dirtroad followed by a walk and a small climb over the cliffs. Once there you have a 50 meter swim to the wall. A sheer drop down to over 70 meters it is believed. A few strokes out it could be as much as 90. The wall is somewhat protected from the SW winds, but any waves will find its way round the corner. It is somewhat tricky to get in for the less vigilante but once in it is one of the best freedives to be had. Usually there is a thermocline some 10 meters which gives less visibility (3-4 meters) but down below usually over 10 meters. Light stretches far down.

1) Gullmaren
2) Ferry to Lysekil
3) Road to Skaftö
4) Road to Torseröd
5) Dirtroad to camping and divesite west of ferry
6) Dirtroad to Gåseklåvan, sign towards "Bokenäs servicehus".
7) End of public road.
8) End of private road.
9) 200 meter walk down to beach.
200 meter walk westvard along shore (some climbing)
10) Gåseklåvan. Rusty chains on opposite side of wall.

visited by Magnus, Sebastian, Anna, Niklas on a day of 40 knots wind
(43, 30, 30 and a BO)

Måseskär
Place Måseskär och Svarten
Town North of Gothenburg
Type Archipelago Water Salt
Special feauture Nice scenery
Season June to september
Depth, maximum 55 Mostly 20-30 Variety up to  
Visibility 4-6 meters Distance from shore 25-40 meters Shoreline -
Bottom rock, mud,
sand
Temperature water 16-20
and less
Temp. land 20-25
Dangers jellyfish that burns, exposed to westerlies (and SW) in most places
Weather to expect Mostly cloudy with no rain. Some sunny days. Ocassional gales. Usually SW winds.
Scuba permitted Spearfishing Not allowed
Other

Dives can be made all over the place. Outside Måseskär or protected spot on the inside (27 mtrs) or further south at Svarten wher over 50 mtrs can be found.
NOTE: private boat is needed or dive trip with local dive shop.

Transport &
Living
Bus from Gothenburg. Take ferry from Hälleviksstrand to Kärringön. From there private transport is needed. Try the local diveshop. Hostel and restaurants.
Directions Bus from Gothenburg central station. 80 SKR 1,5 hrs + 30 min ferry.
Local contact

Dive shop;
aqualand

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Visited by Sebastian From Sweden On date June 2001
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Nedsjön
Vid Hindås
(lakes west of Gothenburg)

Östra och Västra Nedsjöarna...
karta: http://www.sjuskaret.nu/medlem/kartor/ostra_ned.jpg
Fakta: Klara sjöar med lätt åtkomst bilvägen. Man kan dessutom hyra kanoter
vid sjön.
Djup: Västra Nedsjön  34-35 meter enligt SMHI
Östra Nedsjön   65-75 meter enligt SMH
Färdbeskrivning: http://www.hindaskanotklubb.nu/kartahindas.html

  Place Kåreviken, Rönnäng
Town Göteborg
Type Archipelago Water Salt
Special feauture Nice scenery
Season Summer may - oct
Depth, maximum 35 Mostly 16-20 m Variety up to  
Visibility 7-10 meters Distance from shore 25-40 meters Shoreline falling
Bottom rock, sand,mud Temperature water 11-15C
Temp. land 15-20C
Dangers Burning jelly fish
Weather to expect Typhical swedish weather, rain and wind.
Scuba allowed Spearfishing Not allowed
Other

 

Transport &
Living
Go by car, it is probably possible to go by bus from Gothenburg to Rönnäng. From Rönnäng its walking distance to Kåreviken. It is possible to rent rooms or cabins in Rönnäng.
Directions From gothenburg go towards Stenungsund, in Stenungsund turn toward Tjörn. On Tjörn follow the signs to Skärhamn, after a while signs towards Rönnäng will appear, follow the signs. In Rönnäng follow the signs towards "Kåreviken Badplats"
Local contact

 

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Visited by Erik, Anders and Henrik From Sweden On date Oct 2001
E-mail ewernqvi@yahoo.com Webpage  
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Southern

Högsma Stenbrott

  Place Högsma stenbrott
Town Malmö
Type quarry Water fresh
Special feauture Realy deep dives a swim from shore
Season April to september
Depth, maximum 56 Mostly 41-50 Variety up to  
Visibility 4-6 meters Distance from shore 25-40 meters Shoreline straight down
Bottom rock Temperature water 11-15
Temp. land 11-15 or more
Dangers  
Weather to expect Scandinavian weather 10 - 20 C
Scuba permitted Spearfishing Not allowed
Other  
Transport &
Living
Only way to get there is by car. It is possible to tent there and there is a youth hostel in Högsma.
Directions Go to Broby follow signs to Sibbhult, Högsma and Stora Björkeröd. after the sign for Björkeröd, take first road to the left .

Sten Persson telephone 044-423 83 in charge of the community living around HÖGSMA. Has mentioned ideas of taking a divingFEE (per year) and there are plans of putting alot of fish into the quarry.

Local contact

 

Link to pictures http://hfk.dk/omfridykning/fridykkersteder/hoegsmaastenbrott.htm
Visited by M.Andersson From Sweden On date July 2001
E-mail tropfrog@rocketmail.com Webpage None
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Västervik

Kolla in:
Högö vid grensökanal en så där 10-20 m från
ön lär det vara ca 30 meter djupt och fortsättter man en bit till ut
så är det över 50 meter djupt sägs det.



Öland

Kolla in:
Byxelkrok

East coast

Vagnhärad stenbrott
Platsen för RM 2002 kolla aidasweden
43 meter djupt
Kontakta: Rahel Zemoi, Stockholm apnea

SALA gruvschakt
Västerås/uppsala

A quarry In one of the dark forests north of Sala.
Maxdepth 40 m, cold, 4-6 m vis.

more info from petterleife @ hotmail.com
Pics http://www.tumlaren.org

Actually, like most of the quarries in Sweden, the owners of the area sometimes look at strangers as trespassengers. Therefore it's good to have a little relation to the owner or at least dive with people who have.

 For diving around Örebro- talk to ÖrebroApnea
- there is a 44 meter quarry there

Skärvassa, Nämdö

  Place Skärvassa
Town Nämdö (Stockholm archipelago)
Type archipelago Water fresh
Special feauture Deep dives
Season june to september
Depth, maximum 60 Mostly 30-40 Variety up to  
Visibility 3 meters Distance from shore a swim Shoreline falling, then sloping
Bottom Mud, slime Temperature water 16-20C
Temp. land 21-25C (sometimes)
Dangers Some traffic, not much
Weather to expect Scandinavian weather 15 - 25 C
Scuba permitted Spearfishing Not allowed
Other

Falls abruptly down to 20 meters. 45 meters maxiumum in Skärvassa. Protected from wind in nearly all directions. A bouy with diving flag is good.
Deeper dives up to 60 2 nautical miles to east (west of Idön) Nämdö böte, More traffic on surface. Flag needed.

Both places accesible from land. But Nämdö has no roads. Private boat would be prefered.

Transport &
Living
Nämdö is a big island that can be reached by public transport (skärgårdsbåtarna). I myself paddled there with seakayak from Björkvik.
Directions Skärvassa 18.43´50 E/ 59.12´50 N / NW Tip of Nämdö
Local contact

 

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Visited by Sebastian From Sweden On date July 2001
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Blåsjön

  Place Blåsjön
Town Ekerö (Stockholm)
Type Lake Water fresh
Special feauture  
Season june to september
Depth, maximum 20 Mostly 11-15 Variety up to  
Visibility 1-3 meters Distance from shore close Shoreline sloping
Bottom sand Temperature water 21-25
Temp. land 25-30 (sometimes)
Dangers  
Weather to expect Scandinavian weather 15 - 25 C
Scuba permitted Spearfishing Not allowed
Other  
Transport &
Living
 
Directions  
Local contact

 

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Visited by Mathias From Sweden On date July 2001
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Balestjärn/Balesudden

  Place Balesudden
Town Örnsköldsvik
Type lake Water sweet
Special feauture  
Season June to september
Depth, maximum 17 Mostly 11-15 Variety up to  
Visibility 11-15 meters Distance from shore 25-40 meters Shoreline sloping
Bottom rock, mud,
sand
Temperature water 11-15
and less
Temp. land 16-20
Dangers  
Weather to expect  
Scuba permitted Spearfishing Not allowed
Other

Its a vey special lake becuse things get kind of conservated there there are tree logs that lays at the botton like skeletts. conmbine tthis dive whit a dive in the ÷stersj÷n apprn approximat 300m from the lake an there you can get dephts up to 90 meter just 100meter from shore

Transport &
Living
 
Directions  
Local contact

Kjellqvist@swipnet.se

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Fårö

Digerhuvud på
Fårö, platsen är kalas.
Du står på land precis framför pallkanten och behöver endast ta några
simtag ut för att ha 10-12 meters djup. Det går sedan som en trappa ner med
intervallerna 20, 30 , 40 ända ner till 50-60 meter. Det finns även ställen
där du går direkt i plurret och kan följa väggen ner till ca 30 m. Sikten
är bra när man kommit ner en bit och ännu bättre då det är fint väder.


Vättern
Djupa dyk stora delar av kusten till exempel:
Stora Lund



North

Gruva i dalarna
http://www.algonet.se/~marnor/dykplatser/silvberg/silvberg.html

 

Siljan

  Place Rättvik, Mora
Town  
Type Lake Water fresh
Special feauture
Season june to september
Depth, maximum 117 Mostly 26-30 Variety up to  
Visibility 1-3 meters or more Distance from shore 25-40 Shoreline sloping
Bottom sand mud Temperature water 11-15 degrees
Temp. land 16-20
Dangers Cold
Weather to expect  
Scuba permitted Spearfishing Not allowed
Other
Transport &
Living
Youth hostels/vandrarhem avaible in Mora and Rättvik..
Directions  
Local contact

 

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Trollsjön

Place Trollsjön, Abisko
Town Kiruna
Type Lake Water fresh
Special feauture Good visibility, spectacular scenery
Season july to september
Depth, maximum 36 (42) Mostly 30 Variety up to  
Visibility 10-20 meters or more Distance from shore close Shoreline sloping
Bottom sand rock Temperature water 4-6 degrees
Temp. land 10-15
Dangers Cold
Weather to expect Mostly showers and clouded
Scuba permitted Spearfishing Not allowed
Other Diving above the arctic circle! This lake has probably swedens best visibility. On a good day all the way to the bottom. Scenery is dramatic. mountains to the clouds on three sides. Weather changing all the time. It is small enough to swim around in approx two hours. But it is truly cold. 5 mm wet suit will keep you warm only 20-30 minutes. Heated water poured down your suit will help. Since it is 800 meters above the sea there is less oxygen in the air. Don´t expect to perform your best. Mobile phones doesn´t work.
Transport &
Living
Youth hostel in Abisko Dogcamp.
Directions From Umeå to Kiruna and on to Abisko and on to Björkliden. A few kilometers after Björkliden you will find a small sign for hikers which says Trollsjön. Sign on left side of road. Parking along road. From here you will have to walk for two hours straight up the valley through spectacular Landscape. Lake is situated right beneath the steep mountains.
Local contact

Abisko.net

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Visited by Sebastian From Sweden On date august 2001
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