Diving is one of the most enriching forms of water recreation and a way of searching for underwater treasures. In the waters of the Westpomeranian Region there are many hidden treasures and secrets. The legend goes that one of such treasures is the Amber Chamber, hidden by the waves of Lake Resko Przymorskie, near Rogowo.
Diving allows you to meet many species of fish, unique plants – or a beautiful little mermaid, mentioned by the divers of the Drawskie Lakeland, which has long been their paradise. crystal-clear lakes, located among forests, far from the meadows and farmlands, with the divers’ campsites on the picturesque islands, welcome tourists all the year round. The best-known lake near Złocieniec is Lake Siecino, in the Drawa River estuary. In the southern part of the lake, on Ostrów Island, there is a base from which you can dive into an underwater land. You can find here a special obstacle course, platforms, sunken trees with large roots, a sailing-boat wreck and part of the pontoon bridge. In the area there are recreation centres and campsites.
When you discover Siecino, you can dive into other Drawsko water reservoirs – Lake Lubie, Krzemno, Komorze, Dąbie Wielkie and Zarańsko. In Lake Drawsko near Czaplinek, you can encounter large noble crayfish and lake crabs. Nearby is Lake Ińsko, one of the most popular inland waters for diving in our region. The water here is so clear that you can easily observe the colonies of green, yellow and brown freshwater sponge, resembling a coral reef. In the northern part of this 20-m-deep lake, there is an underwater forest. Carps, perches, roaches and eels constitute perfect subjects for underwater photography.
The best direction from Ińsk is toward Szczecin, where, after passing Stargard Szczeciński, there is the 40-metre-deep Lake Miedwie. The reservoir is particularly interesting due to its unique Second World War German underwater torpedo station and a wreck of a torpedo cutter.
Other Westpomeranian lakes also constitute attractive diving spots: Dziewoklicz, Bielin and Czarnogłowy, or visit the Myśliborskie Lakeland, described as „The Land of One Hundred Lakes”. The more brave dive in the Baltic Sea, near Międzyzdroje, Kołobrzeg or Darłowo.
Also, expeditions to the Danish Bornholm Island are organised from the Westpomeranian harbours, to see the wreck of a Russian submarine or the German Rügen Island – for the underwater exploration of the wreck of „Jan Heweliusz” ferry. Diving in the Baltic Sea deeps is for experienced divers only, not for the beginners. Its best to visit it from autumn to spring, when the water is more clear, but cold and unpredictable.
Diving is for everybody, regardless of age, eyesight or physical shape.
Information on diving in selected water reservoirs and equipment rental can be found, i.a., in the following institutions:
1) The Stargard Underwater Sports Club „Barakuda”
First Brygady Street 1
73-110 Stargard Szczeciński
tel. +48 668 14 06 44
2) The „Island Camp” Diving Base at Lake Siecino
Mickiewicza Street 5a
tel. +48 94 / 367 17 86
3) The „Romulus” Diving and Recreation Centre
Promenada Street 2
tel. +48 91 / 392 05 64
fax. +48 91 / 392 05 64
4) The „Upper Mill” Diving Base
tel. +48 91 / 416 66 75
fax. +48 91 / 416 66 75
5) The „Dive Point” Diving School
Monte Cassino Street 19e
tel. +48 91 / 422 41 37
fax. +48 91 / 422 41 37
6) The „Dive Devil” Szczecin Diving Centre
Fifth July Street 23b
tel. +48 91 / 484 01 64
7) Scuba Mission Rafał Kowalewski
Papieża Jana Pawła II Street 14
tel. +48 91 / 488 17 87
8). The Westpomeranian Diving Technique Centre
Targowa Street 3 / 4
78-320 Połczyn Zdrój
kom. +48 604 630 744
9) „MARES” Koszalin Divers’ Club
Batalionów Chłopskich Street 6/1
tel. +48 94 / 343 04 55