The Wolfgangsee in Austria is a popular diving area.

An especially fascinating underwater world awaits divers on the western shore of the Wolfgangsee, near the Franzosenschanze. There are many trees lying here on the rocky lake bottom. Diving in this place has something of a fairytale quality, as you float through a sunken forest. With a little luck, you will also meet one of the rare inhabitants of the Wolfgangsee – the perlfisch („pearl fish“, Rutilus meidingerii). During the spawning period, the male is adorned with pearl-like bumps over its entire body – hence the name. Besides these fine specimens, you will primarily meet pike, trout or roach in the Wolfgangsee.
In total, 27 different fish species live here.

Opposite the Franzosenschanze, on the eastern shore of the lake, lies Falkenstein mountain. While hikers enjoy the view from almost 800 meters above the lake and cliff divers plunge into the lake from 23 meters high, divers will find a very special highlight here. The mountain wall also drops steeply beneath the water surface and you can go diving right along it. What makes the Falkensteinwand so popular are the many overhangs and niches beneath the surface. Unique grottoes and caves await underwater visitors, where they can dive several meters into the mountain. This incredible variety of underwater possibilities for discovery makes the Wolfgangsee one of the most beautiful and exciting diving sites in Austria.

 

Dive right on the mountain: the Falkensteinwand with its underwater caves. The Wolfgangsee is up to 114m deep.Dive right on the mountain: the Falkensteinwand with its underwater caves. The Wolfgangsee is up to 114m deep.
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