Our service for divers

Looking to explore the underwater world of Lake Achensee? Here’s everything you need to know: where to rent diving equipment, where to get diving permits, where to book professional guides. Of course, we also share our tips on where to find the best dive spots.

Tauchen am Achensee ©Achensee Tourismus


The Achensee holiday region offers accommodations to suit everyone: inns, pensions, holiday apartments, farm-stay holidays, and hotels from budget to 5-star. In addition, there are five campsites for those who want to enjoy the benefits of staying outdoors in the beautiful nature surrounding Tirol’s largest lake.

Rental options

Professional diving equipment is available to hire from the diving school “Tauchen in Tirol”. When you bring your own equipment, make sure that it is suitable for cold-water diving.

Filling station for compressed air and Nitrox

The Hotel Post am See in Pertisau offers compressed air and Nitrox fills.

Diving permit

Diving in Lake Achensee has been generally prohibited since 1991. Special regulations apply to diving clubs and diving schools. Self-guided recreational diving in Lake Achensee is allowed with an individual diving permit which can be purchased at the Achensee experience shop and local selling points.

Diving school

The team of instructors have many years of expertise and experience in diving.

Dive guides

Escorted dives are a great way to explore the underwater world with a professional, whether you are a new diver or looking to expand your diving knowledge. Guides can be booked via the Hotel Post am See in Pertisau or the diving school “Tauchen in Tirol“.

Dive guides

Diving at Lake Achensee is only permitted in the designated zone, which extends on the eastern side of the lake from Hechenberg south to tunnel north below the Achensee federal road.

Tiroler Tauchsport-Club Innsbruck, which was founded in 1962, has created a little diver’s paradise. Access to the TCI parkour is easy, it lies below the tunnel of the B181 federal road between Maurach and Achenkirch. From a cable car gondola to a telephone booth to a treasure chest: What you can discover on this dive is most remarkable.

This diving spot is located near the campsite Schwarzenau and very popular among beginners. After a shallow access, you dive to a depth of 5 metres. Keep to the left until you come to the curious objects that have sunken here, for example, a wooden toilet.

This dive site requires advanced diving skills and is located before the ascent to Hechenberg. Here too, at a depth of ca. 18 metres, still waters run deep and offer an unparalleled underwater sightseeing experience. Discover an imposing statue of the Madonna and an old Opel “Blitz” which the German Army left behind because of gearbox damage when they retreated from the Allies.

Swim south for ca. 3 minutes, then dive to a depth of ca. 8 metres and continue to the south. Soon you will spot the first of three VW Beetle wrecks lying upside down. The second and third follow immediately after. Because of its depth, this dive is not recommended for beginners.

Water temperature

Excellent water quality and underwater visibility of up to ten metres make Lake Achensee a popular spot for diving. Here you can find the current water temperatures at Lake Achensee.

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