Diving places in Lithuania: from sunken ships to deep lakes

Diving places in Lithuania: from sunken ships to deep lakes

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Every diving enthusiast knows the best spots for diving near the Red Sea or the Mediterranean Sea, as exploring the colorful corals is one of the best activities there. But have you ever thought of diving in Lithuania? This idea can sound crazy as we do not have any corals, and the Baltic Sea is not proud of shining clear water. But there are some diving places in Lithuania that can become a real adventure for the bravest ones and the professional divers. So, here they are - diving places in Lithuania with sunken ships and deep lakes. 

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Picture © Credits to iStock/mihtiander

Baltic Sea drowned ships 

Diving in the Baltic Sea is one of the most popular spots among professional divers. As for all divers in Lithuania, for this, you need to have a diving license or to be with a diving instructor in some places. However, the Baltic Sea requires great experience in diving as its water is cold and turbid. For the diving in the Baltic Sea, you can contact diving centers which are in Vilnius and Plateliai town and arrange the dive. 

Diving Center Vilnius
Diving Center Vilnius
I. Šimulionio g. 3, Vilnius 04330, Lithuania
Diving Center Plateliai
Diving Center Plateliai
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Picture © Credits to iStock/Wojciech-P

So, what are you going to find in the Baltic Sea? Usually, the dives to the Baltic Sea starts from the Klaipėda city where you can find a sunken Nazi warship U-580, which was recently discovered at Klaipėda. The ship lies at a depth of 38 meters, about 14 km from Klaipėda on the Nida side. Nazi ship drowned in 1941, after collision with another ship "Angelburg." The length of the vessel is 67 meters, so there is something to look at. It is stated that at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, there is a total of 42 ships drowned during the war. 

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Picture © Credits to iStock/MartinHristov

Plateliai Lake statue 

Plateliai Lake is one of the biggest and most beautiful lakes in Lithuania and one of the bests spots among divers. On the bottom of the lake, at a depth of 12 meters, lays a sculpture of a sitting woman. It is a sculpture by Aloyzas Toleikis of Šiauliai, created in 1972. The sculpture was drowned at the bottom of Plateliai Lake after the statue was destroyed by vandals and was placed there as an attraction for divers. Also, in the Plateliai Lake at depths of 8-13 meters, lie the remains of the 16th-century bridge. 

Plateliai Lake
Plateliai Lake
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Picture © Credits to iStock/flavijus

The deepest lake in Lithuania

Among the professional divers, Tauragnas Lake, the deepest one in Lithuania, is a popular diving destination. Tauragnas Lake is a lake with the deepest point of 62.5 meters. This lake charms divers for this extreme depth and completely silent underground.

Tauragnas Lake
Tauragnas Lake
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Picture © Credits to iStock/Popartic

Diving in Galvė Lake 

If you are not a licensed and experienced diver, having a more leisure dive is possible in Galvė Lake, in tourist-loved town Trakai. The town is located near Vilnius and is a famous place to spend a weekend. Together with Trakai Castle and various water sports attractions, Trakai is proud of its beautiful Galvė Lake. Along with the professional instructor, Galvė Lake dive can be an alluring attraction for everyone. 

Galvė Lake
Galvė Lake
Trakai town
Trakai town
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Picture © Credits to iStock/vikau

If you always wanted to explore the sunken Baltic Sea ships or feel the weightlessness in the deepest lake in Lithuania, these are the best diving places in Lithuania for that. 

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Monika Grinevičiūtė

Monika Grinevičiūtė

I am Monika and I am passionate traveler, an engineer, books reader and desserts lover. I live in a beautiful and colorful country called Lithuania. I will use my Lithuanian superpowers to show you that this small Baltic pearl has much more than you can imagine

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