Diving in Lake Achensee
Have you ever wondered what’s at the bottom of Tirol’s largest lake? Suit up and dive in! Lake Achensee has drinking water quality and on some days underwater visibility is up to ten metres, making it a popular spot for recreational diving. The three most popular diving spots are in the eastern part of the lake: Hechenberg (advanced dive site), Schwarzenau (suitable for beginners) and the dive site of the Diving Club Innsbruck north of the tunnel in the direction of Achenkirch.
Divers can go sightseeing close to the lakeshore, where all kinds of curiosities can be spotted under water, such as an old Opel "Blitz", a statue of the Madonna and a sunken VW Beetle. The Diving Club Innsbruck has also created a very accessible diver's paradise. A series of individual attractions are connected underwater with a rope and are located at different depths. In addition to a cable car gondola, a telephone booth and a letterbox, there is even a treasure chest to explore.
The diving club 1. 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.
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 diving spot is not recommended for beginners.
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.