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Diving in Estonia

Diving in Estonia

Quick facts

  • Thanks to low salinity, many of the deeper wrecks are well preserved.

When to go

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Water temperature

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What to see

Language:
Estonian
Currency:
Estonian Kroon
Time:
Winter GMT +2 Summer GMT +3
Climate:
Temperate
Diving season:
March to October
Water temperature:
Winter 4C (39F)
Summer 18C (64F)
Air temperature:
Winter -8C (18F)
Summer 21c (70F)

Calendar

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Country

Estonia is a country in Northern Europe and is one of the Baltic states. It is bordered to the north by Finland across the Gulf of Finland, to the west by Sweden, to the south by Latvia, and to the east by the Russian Federation. Here's the map.

Estonia's waters are well known for all the shipwrecks that have sunk to the bottom of the sea over a long history and is therefore also ideal for technical diving. Many of the wrecks have been sunk because of war activity.

Marine life includes flounder, pouting, sea bass, flatfish, lumpsucker and monkfish.

Getting there

  • The wreck, Raa - originally called the Polaris (in 1938 she was sold to Estonia and renamed). This 32 metre sailing-vessel (which was built in Finland in 1917) is believed to have sunk on the 8th August 1941 after an explosion. She is situated south-east from the island of Aegna at a depth of 26 meters and stands keel upright.
  • The Heino (originally General Surovtsev) - close to the island of Aegna, the Heino was built in 1902 in Riga, Latvia. She was 18 metres long and sank on the 21st November 1944 after striking a magnetic mine. The wreck is at a depth of 15 metres.
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