Diving in Poland

Learn to Dive in Poland

Poland’s Highlights

The Baltic Sea is world-famous for the wrecks that lie in its midst. Many wrecks lie at 20 to 30 meters making them accessible to recreational divers. Due to the cold water temperatures and low salinity of the water, wrecks are usually well preserved. As a result of new sonar technology new wrecks are constantly being found.

Polish people love diving and travel the world to dive. They have easy access to the Red Sea with it being the holiday destination of choice for most. Some dive schools offer yearly dive holiday packages around Poland and to the Red Sea. This can save money and be fun as you are surrounded by like-minded people.

Poland has the second-highest number of lakes and reservoirs in Europe behind Finland. This means there are many fresh-water diving options in Poland. Most dive centers in central Poland use these lakes or reservoirs to conduct training courses.

In the winter months, ice diving is popular. In addition, Poland has one of the deepest diving pools in the world at a depth of 45.5 meters. It’s designed as a training pool for recreational scuba and freedivers to use. Accessible all year-round, this pool is a great asset to the Polish diving community.

When is the best time to go diving in Poland? 

The best time of year to dive is from March to October as these months are warmer with better visibility. Ice diving can be done during the winter months.

Water Temperature: Water temperature is about 18°C to 20°C in the summer. Due to a thermocline, the water below 5 or 6 meters drops to 3°C or 4°C. During the winter months, water can be between 1°C and 3°C. 

Currents: None to strong.

Visibility: Between 5 to 20 meters in the Baltic Sea. In pools, lakes and reservoirs it ranges greatly from 1 to 10 meters.

Poland’s best dive sites

 Groźny, Baltic Sea

At a depth of 18.5 meters lies Groźny. Built by the Soviets as a warship, she was deliberately sunk to create a military divers training site. The wreck is in great condition. Interested divers can swim into the engine room and have a look around.

Lake Siecino, Pomerania

Poland has many famous lakes to dive in. Lake Siecino is famous because it has an obstacle course, beautiful sunken trees and a wreck. In the summer, visibility is only 3 – 5 meters but in the winter can go up to 10 meters.

Lake Trześniowskie

Lake Trześniowskie is one of the top rated lake dives in Poland. Water visibility is around 5 meters and the lake is home to trout, ropes and perch. Eels, pike and bream can also be found. The bottom of the dive site features beautiful underwater vegetation.

About the country

A country with an interesting and complicated history, Poland is worth a visit. During WWII, Warsaw was completely destroyed. The entire city had to be rebuilt. The Old Town of Warsaw is based on the painting by Bernardo Bellotto. The country has over 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Also, it is home to the world’s largest castle. The Castle of Teutonic Order in Malbork is a must-visit.

Around Poland, you will find enchanting medieval architecture including castles and buildings. Mushroom foraging is a popular activity. During the right seasons, you will find the forests and hillsides littered with people.

Recreational Courses in Poland

Dive Centers in Poland

Getting to Poland

Most tourists will arrive in Krakow, Warsaw or Gdansk. Direct flights are available from most major European destinations. Domestic flights are available. 

To get around Poland, consider taking public trains and buses or renting a car. Taking trains is often preferred as it is convenient and some of the bigger cities suffer from a lack of parking. 

Other important information 

  • Capital: Warsaw
  • Official Language: Polish
  • Demonym: Polish/Pole
  • Currency: Zloty (PLN)
  • Calling code: +48
  • Driving Side: right
  • Population: Over 38,000,000
  • Pressure: Bar
  • First Stage: DIN

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