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Wreck Diving in the Baltic Sea


Offering you unforgettable wreck diving trips on the Baltic Sea – the Gulf of Gdańsk and the zone from Hel to Łeba.

The Baltic Sea, and in particular the Gulf of Gdańsk, is a unique body of water due, in part, to the unusually high number of wrecks laying on the bottom. Stormy old times and the multitude of war operations has left behind hundreds of sunken vessels at the bottom of Baltic.

Remarkably, the majority of wrecks have either not yet been discovered or very little is known about them. They are laying at the full scope of depths from shallow, 2-3 m (such as The Kujawiak), to unexplored depths of over 90m. Many wrecks are known only from sonar graphs.

Wooden wrecks from the 17th century have been perfectly preserved due to the Baltic Sea's low salinity levels and an oxygen-less environment. The ocean floor also bears witness to many tragedies suffered by German refugees during World War II, such as the freighters Wilhelm Gustloff, General von Steuben and Goya, which were sunk by Russian submarines.
 

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Wrecks of particular interest to more skilled (technical) divers include the armed freighter Franken and the supply vessel (heavy cruiser) Princ Euglen, which were sunk in dramatic circumstances off the coast of Hel at the end of WWII.

Our wreck diving trips offer somethig for all levels of experience, including dives to wrecks of German U-boats, such as the uncovered wreck of V-80 Walter.

Visit our gallery for wreck diving photos and videos from previous diving trips. Be sure to also visit our Rib Ride and Baltic Quest YouTube channel.

If you want to read more about the wrecks in the Baltic Sea please visit the perfect marine publication by Mr Piotr Mierzejewski (Ph.D.)

The Rib Boat - our wreck diving vessel of choice

To meet our stringent wreck diving requirements we turned to Parker Poland for new custom built vessel, based on the RIB Parker 900 Parker.

We chose the RIB boat platform for its speed, stability, safety and comfort - a configuration not possible with a traditional hull. It may operate safely in winds up to 6° Beaufort. This RIB is equipped with two extremely economical Cummins QSD 2.8l 230hp diesel drive units, capable of propelling the boat to speeds of up to 45kn.

  Here you can see our boat in action.

How our RIB boat was adapted for our diving needs:

  • two independent drive systems (engine, fuel tanks, battery, control system) with additional bow tanks which increased the safety, performance and stability of the vessel.
  • the stern platform was enlarged and fitted with a ladder and handle
  • the frame was raised in order to assist divers coming out of the water
  • adjusted rack for to accommodate the seats
  • broadened navigation set together with echo-sounder and side sonar
If you would like to learn more about our RIB boats please visit: www.rib-ride.com