Diving in Hungary

Learn to Dive in Hungary

Hungary’s Highlights

Diving in Hungary is full of once in a lifetime dive sites. It’s a landlocked country with seven neighbors but that does stop it from having some interesting dive sites. Kobánya is a flooded old mine and beer factory waiting to be explored. The Molnár János Caves are thermal baths suitable for diving in the heart of Budapest. The water is always between 20 and 28 degrees all year-round. 

When is the best time to go diving in Hungary? 

At most dive sites in Hungary diving is possible all year-round. 

Water Temperature: Depends on the site. Can drop to 13°C at some dive sites and rise to 25°C and over at others. 

Currents: None

Visibility: Usually between 20 to 40 meters depending on the dive site and water conditions

Hungary’s best dive sites


A stone mine dating back to the 19th Century and turned into a beer factory. They dug well to extract water for the beer which eventually filled up and flooded. Decades later, this creates a truly unique dive site to explore. There are four sites, 3 of which are only accessible to fully certified cave divers and one site is suitable for novice divers. The old mine and factory has a depth of 30 meters and is filled with fresh water with near perfect visibility. Divers can explore several rooms and enjoy looking for old equipment leftover. The water temperature is 13 degrees all year-round and so a dry-suit is highly recommended. 

Molnár János Caves

A thermal bath in the center of Budapest waiting to be explored. The water temperature is 20°C  to 28°C  degrees all year-round. The cave features some stunning rock formations and has over 7km of passageways. Spend some time looking for fossils which can be found throughout the dive site. 

Lake Hévíz 

A thermal lake with a stunning cave. The water temperature doesn’t drop below 23 even in winter. The bottom is covered in silt so maintaining good buoyancy is key. Average visibility is between 3 and 5 meters. This dive should only be done with the right training. 

About the country 

Hungary is a landlocked country in central Europe. Hungary does have over 1300 spas using thermal springs located around the country with over 120 in Budapest itself. Some of these baths even date back to Roman times. Hungary has a long and interesting past, making it the perfect destination for history lovers. 

Recreational Courses in Hungary

Dive Centers in Hungary

Getting to Hungary

Hungary is easily accessible from other European destinations by plane, train or bus. Once you arrive in Hungary, public transport, private cars or taxis are all available. 

Other important information 

  • Capital: Budapest
  • Official Language: Hungarian
  • Demonym: Hungarian
  • Currency: Forint (HUF)
  • Calling code: +36
  • Driving Side: right
  • Population: Over 9,730,000
  • Pressure: Bar
  • First Stage: DIN

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