Want to Scuba dive the Austrian Green Lake, Grüner See? See our dive trips to Austria.
Did you know that there’s a lake in Styria, Austria called Grüner See (Green Lake), which is known for its clear, emerald-green waters? Maybe you did, but did you know this:
Most of the time the lake sits inside a pleasant wooded park, but sometimes, when melting snow or heavy rain runs off the surrounding mountains, the water level can rise dramatically, leaving the whole park completely submerged.
Grüner See is at its fullest in the spring, when the sun has worked its magic and melted the snow from the nearby peaks. At this point – usually in June – the water can be ten metres deeper than normal.
Although SCUBA diving in Austria may sound like a bit of a paradox, at this time of year, this lake becomes a bit of a sensation. With trees, park benches and even a bridge underwater, it makes an extremely unusual dive site.
If you’re not a big jesse (like me) and can tolerate a bit of cold water, there are opportunities for divers all over Austria. Glacial waters are typically very cold but can also be extremely clear – the holy grail among divers, I’m told.
[These images were taken by photographer and diving enthusiast, Marc Henauer. Article source here.]