Bornholm offers – without comparison – some of the best diving sites in Denmark, and just a few minutes drive from Hotel Skovly you have the possibility of fresh water diving in the clear lakes or salt water diving in the Baltic Sea.
The seabed around Bornholm is literally scattered with shipwrecks and many of them are on the low water and can be reached from the shore without a boat or any special equipment or training. It is also possible to cave dive in Hammer Grotten on the rocky coast straight below the old medieval castle Hammershus.
By boat, it is possible to reach even more fantastic dive sites. Ubåden is a Russian whisky class submarine lying on 38 meters just west of Bornholm and Denmark’s largest wreck, the huge Chinese chemical tanker Fu Shan Hai, which sank after a collision in 2003 just 3 nautical miles north west of Hammer Odde.
Due to the low salinity in the Baltic Sea, the visibility on the dive sites is close to what you can experience in tropical waters. Visibility in excess of 10-15 meters is not unusual.
The rocky seabed caters for a rich animal life and helps keep up the water temperature. The water around Bornholm is usually several degrees above the rest of Denmark far into the autumn season.
If you don’t bring your own diving equipment or if you need to have your tanks refilled, there are two PADI-certified diving centres in Rønne, less than 5 kilometres from Hotel Skovly.
If you bring your own equipment, we have washing and drying facilities available at Hotel Skovly.
Good and easily accessible diving sites along the coast are Hullehavn, Sorthat Rev, Bølshavn, Listed, Renden in Allinge and Vang Pier.
Foto: Marianne Brix