Landlocked Austria wouldn’t seem a good place for diving, but you can’t judge a book by its cover.
The Salzkammergut region of Austria has almost 170 lakes. A favorite is lake Attersee, where there are dive sites galore to check out, in this, the largest of the area’s lakes. Nazi treasures were once held in Wolfgangsee, and though you can’t take them with you, you can still see them on a dive.
During a trip here you can swim in the cold, gin clear water, checking out park benches, trees, and trails, all on a carpet of green grass. It’s unreal!
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Upon flying into this mountain strewn country, it is highly recommended to ride on Austria’s local transport. Trains, buses and taxis crisscross the country, giving you a wide view.