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Diving Norway

29 January 2015
For something different dive in Norway. The dive sites are quiet, there are many wrecks and some beautiful scenary. There are also the extreme dives of Saltströmmen and Sundstrømmen - experience the strongest tidal current in the world. There is some shore diving but the best dive sites are reached by boat.

Including her islands, Norway has a massive coastline of 58,133 km. The water never gets very warm: it ranges from an average of 15 °C in August in the south down to 5 °C in March.

Norway Dive Sites Norway Diving Operators Norway Accommodation Books to Take to Norway Your Comments


Norway Dive Sites

Bodø
Saltströmmen

" One of The worlds top ten National Geographic say, and I for one beleve them. In terms of nature and extreme diving this is the place. "
Rolf-Arne Nicolaisen, Saltströmmen Dive Guide, 2006

"It is the strongest tidal current in the world. Up to 400 million m3 (tonnes) of seawater forces its way through a 3 km long and 150 m wide strait every six hours, with water speeds reaching 22 knots (about 40 km/h)"
Frank Alvegg, 2011

"The worlds fiercest maelstrom. Best adrenalin kick ever. But beware - with the tide this is only for people with experience! Between the tide it's still a thrill. Diving in cold waters Norway, Iceland, etc is underated since fewer people do this - but it is extremely rewarding. "
Tommy Pedersen, 2008

Sundstrømmen

"More extreme (than Saltströmmen), and in some parts more spectacular, in the terms of fauna and animal life "
Rolf-Arne Nicolaisen

Narvik

Four hours drive north of Saltströmmen.

"Wreck heaven. Plenty from second world war. "
Frank Alvegg, 2011


Norway Diving Operators

Recommend a dive operator or list your diving company on this page.

Bodø
Polardyk
Trondheim
Havsport Dykkersenter AS
Vevang
Strømsholmen Sjøsportsenter A/S
Kristiansand
One Ocean
Saltstraumen
Saltstraumen DiveCamp

Norway Accommodation

For hotels in Norway see the Agoda site...


Further Reading

Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe
by P. J. Hayward and J. S. Ryland
Detailed notes and drawings of each organism. The definitive identification guide to most of the animals you will see.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Norway
Great photos in this guide book. Includes practical information to help you to get around.

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