Diving on Bornholm

Diving on Bornholm

Diving on Bornholm is definitely gaining in popularity. The island offers a variety of possibilities and provides some of the best diving spots in Denmark. Bornholm is a place with beautiful cliff formations and clear water, which makes diving near Bornholm a special experience.

Bornholm is the best place to dive if you want a beautiful scenery, the dive sites here are spectacular compared to all other Danish sea waters. No matter which direction the wind blows from, there is always a diving spot. When diving on Bornholm, be aware that in the event of a strong inland winds, there will be strong underwater currents.

Due to the low salinity of the water surrounding Bornholm, we won't find a great variety of marine life here, but we will find rocks and crevices, and the most beautiful thing about diving in Bornholm is that we see a wide range of colors that make your photography more atractive. There are also several lakes on Bornholm which can be an alternative if the sea is too rough to dive in. There are a lot of large wrecks on west side of Bornholm that are worth visiting.

map of wrecks on Bornholm

Bornholm wrecks

The Danish island of Bornholm is associated mainly with wrecks that are scattered in its closer and more distant neighborhood. Wrecks located around Bornholm are a real treat for wreck diving enthusiasts from all over Scandinavia and beyond. Diving sites in the vicinity of the island are quite easily accessible for a recreational diver, as the wrecks are located at a depth of about 40 meters. The deepest units in the area are Koronowo at a depth of 52 meters and the largest wreck in the area - Fu Shan Hai at 70 meters. Evi Antonatos - a Cypriot freighter whose remains are only 6 meters high is also an interesting proposition for divers.

Generally, it can be said that the coasts of Bornholm are simply strewn with the remains of wooden wrecks, including sailing ships. Unidentified units can be found in places such as Svenskehavn or Hullehavn in the west of the island. Such an amount of remains of wooden wrecks is a natural consequence of the island's history, inextricably linked with the sea. For centuries, there have been fishing villages on Bornholm that have thrived on fishing mainly for herring, cod and salmon. Since the Middle Ages, Bornholm's towns have revived, thanks to the maritime trade with the Hansa. All this means that each town located on the coast of the island has its own port. It should also be emphasized that Nno wreckage near Bornholm has been sunk as a result of hostilities.. The most common causes were human disasters or failures.

Interesting alternatives to the iconic wrecks of Bornholm are the Greek steamer Katherina Peppa lying at only 20 meters and the Danish Mikkel Nielsen R154 cutter - probably the most connected wreck in the whole Baltic Sea.
The most popular Bornholm wrecks:
MS Fu Shan Hai
Whiskey-class submarine
Galeas Affaire
Koronowo (Pole)
MV Bonita
Koronowo (Pole)

The most interesting places for diving

Hammerknuden rundt – a day trip around the north coast of Bornholm, max. 14m.

Sandvig – reef, max. 6m.

Allinge – a beautiful canyon, flatfish watching, max. 16m.

Nas – reef, max. 6m. Tejn – reef, max. 10m.

Pengekisten – a colorful adventure, max. 8m.

Bolshavn – the perfect place for night diving, max. 8m.

Listed – you must see this reef, max. 18m.

Hullehavn – canyons, max. 30m.

Opalsoen/Rubinsoen – fresh water diving for a change, lakes in the center of the island, max. 12m.

Ertholmene – unique wall diving, max. 30m.

map of dive sites on Bornholm

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