Many people associate adventurous diving with many fish and plants with exotic destinations such as Indonesia, the Caribbean and similar places. There are temporary many people overlooking the fact that you can also find fine and lively diving right here in Denmark. The Danish sea is obviously not so colorful and exotic, as can be seen elsewhere in the world, but you will definitely be surprised how much can be found in Danish waters, if only you know where to look. For example, one can get a closer look at the variety of plants on the seabed and on the stones, on mussels and fish such as plaice, fish fry and fish from the pipefish family. So you can easily get you an adventurous experience with diving a little closer to home, namely in the archipelago south of Funen.


If you wants to look at the Danish marine fish and plants, is the archipelago a good place to choose. Here are a number diving spots, where you are more likely to spot fish like plaice and pipefish than in other parts of the country. One of the reasons why there is so much to see along the sea in the archipelago because there is sunk several ferries and ships through out times. You can be allowed to dive at the wreck and look at the many polyps, plants and fish that are attracted to such a sunken ship. Besides, it is always fun to be allowed to dive on a sunken ship, because then it certainly has something to look at and explore throughout the dive. That way you can definitely get you some experiences of diving in the archipelago, which does not match anything else you’ve experienced. Another important thing is, a diversspot Christiansminde quite close to the hotel. Here was ships from the German war navy in the period during World War 2, and more finds from the seabed tell storys about. For example, porcelain is found to day from this period of time. Furthermore, there is also various fish and plants to look at. If you’re ready for a diving experience out of the ordinary that even taking place right here in Denmark, is a trip to the Archipelago definitely worth considering.

For the more experienced divers are recommended diving at the lowered ferry Ærøsund – just west of Svendborg. The ferry was sunk in the fall of 2014 and has already achieved considerable international interest. For those more interested in history can the area offer four German torpedo boats of World War 2, located on the bottom of Svendborg Sund towards Lunkebugten.

When you tap on the map it will take you to a page where you can read with about diving in South Funen and watch a video of the ferry M/F Ærøsund be lowered.


In the Archipelago there is something for everyone. The numerous wrecks lying on the bottom, attracts many people, but it requires some experience and ability in diving before setting off on that kind of dive. Fortunately, there are also many other spots near Svendborg, which provides experiences for those who are less trained or simply do not like dives at the wrecks. For example, there are dive at Thurø dam, Christiansminde and Svendborgsund bridge. When it comes to diving in the archipelago, we dare to guarantee that there are experiences for every taste and every level.