Scuba diving at 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 destination for divers.
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.