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Buoys at the wrecks make it easier to dock and protect the wrecks from damage from anchors. Photo: Krister Jonsson

Dive Parks

A dive park is an underwater site that provides an important cultural or nature experience. Many examples of dive parks exist around the world that are home to exotic fish, sunken ships and aircraft, or art installations. The Baltic Sea offers an ideal natural environment for dive parks, with well-preserved older wrecks and interesting natural environments.

Some dive parks require visitors to have advanced diving equipment, while others can be reached using a simple snorkel and dive mask. Sometimes the parks have underwater vehicles equipped with cameras so that the wrecks can be viewed from a boat or the shore.

Divers who visit the parks must be careful not to damage the wrecks. The rule of thumb: Look but don’t touch!

Creating a dive park

Vrak – Museum of Wrecks works alongside municipalities, county administrative boards and others who are eager to develop new ways to make our underwater maritime heritage more accessible, even for people who don’t dive.

There is potential to create even more unique dive parks around the Baltic Sea – new destinations unmatched anywhere in the world. Lakes, too, can accommodate intriguing cultural heritage objects. For example, in addition to all the wrecks there are Stone Age settlements that have sunk beneath the surface due to sea level changes.

Page last updated: 2021-06-09