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Destination at a Glance

Location
Lake Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany
Date of latest visit
9/2015
What is there to see underwater?
- Marine life
- Unique and rare creatures
- Interesting landscape or ice formations
- Unusual landscape

Diving Gear

What kinds of tanks are normally used?
Steel
Is the area rebreather friendly?
Yes
What gear can be rented in the area?
- Technical tanks
- Rebreather tanks
- DPV's
What is the standard configuration of the tanks for this area?
- Twins/Doubles
- Sidemount
- Rebreather
What deco tanks available (if any)?
- 7 L
- 11/12 L

Diving conditions

Standard maximum depth for dives in this area
40-60m
Minimum water temperature on your dives (C)
5
Maximum water temperature on your dives (C)
10
Any currents?
Hardly any currents
Air temperature during the gear assembly and after dives (C)
12
Can weather be a problem in that area?
Unlikely as the weather there is usually ok for diving
What is the standard bottom gas?
- Air
- Other nitrox
- Normoxic Trimix (at least 18% Oxygen)
And how long are decompression periods (if any)?
- Less than 10min
- 10-30min
How do divers enter water?
- Wading/walking/stairs
Where is the gear usually assembled?
- on land
Is there anyone to help the divers (based on your experience)?
Fellow divers or boat crew can usually help when needed

Diving Day

How to get to the dive shops or places the gear is kept?
- Divers get there themselves
How do divers usually get to the divesites?
- Driven there by dive operators
- Driving there themselves
Is it easy to find guides and buddies?
- Dive operators normally organize groups and appoint the guide
- Groups are not automatically arranged but it's easy to find someone to dive with
Is it realistic to dive without a guide?
Yes
Is solo diving allowed?
It is allowed
Where is the closest decompression chamber?
< 2h
How does insurance coverage work?
DAN or other international insurances work well
How much (roughly) would a typical dive cost (incl tanks/weights rental, boat ride if necessary, all gases and the guide if needed)?
< 100 USD
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