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the best non-wreck diving in Norway?

Discussion in 'Scandinavia' started by shiva, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. shiva

    shiva SoCal DIR

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    Hi, coming to Norway for 5 days of diving this June. I'm not much into wrecks so trying to figure where would be the best place to do some nature dives. Any suggestions are welcome?
    PS: did hear about Saltstraumen but only 10 of my 300 dives were done in a drysuite so I thought I'd do that one on my next trip and would look for easier dives during this one :)
     
  2. tacky

    tacky Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Oslo, Norway
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    Where are you flying in? The further West and north you get, the better it is. Gulen has both wrecks and nature, Stømsholmen also on the West coast is quite famous.

    Not too many commercial diving centers around, so if ur not travelling with a buddy, you have to look up local divers or clubs :D
     
  3. shiva

    shiva SoCal DIR

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    Hi tacky thanks for reply. I'm flying in to Oslo but then I'm free to fly to anywhere I want in Norway. Coming with no buddy unfortunately, and expected to hire a guide in a local dive shop as a teammate but looks like it doesn't work that way in Norway, right? Any suggestions as to where to get some guided diving?
     
  4. tacky

    tacky Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Oslo, Norway
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    If you wanna go diving in Oslo or on the east coast of Norway, your best bet would be to go with dive clubs, either the local clubs or the clubs connected with the dive shops.

    If that's what you wanna do, I'm sure i could help you, but diving in the Oslo area is quite inferior to the West and North coast.

    Why not try Gulen? I haven't been there myself yet, but it's recommended by many Norwegian divers and they organize diving trips so you'll be well taken care of. You could fly to Bergen from Oslo and from there it's not too much of a hassle to get there.

    - Gulen Dive Resort er stedet for opplevelser...
     
  5. tacky

    tacky Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Oslo, Norway
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    Just wanted to give you another option which might be more budget friendly, a bit further north, ndive.no

    They seem to be oriented towards guided diving as well, if that's your thing.

    Happy diving!
     
  6. shiva

    shiva SoCal DIR

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    Thank you for suggestions, tacky! Gulen is fully booked for my dates, I'm talking to Stomsholmen dive center now.
     
  7. PeterVV

    PeterVV PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Denmark
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    Kristiansand is about four hours (south) from Oslo and has good diving. Both nature and wrecks. I prefer the wrecks but also like the location because you can always find a calm place to dive even in bad weather. I know of a few diving centers located there but have never tried any of them.
    One Ocean Dive Center Norway
     
  8. oslo_lau

    oslo_lau Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oslo
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    Hi, I've just moved to Oslo, never dived in cold water (or a dry suit). I need some help and advice but most importantly I really need a dive buddy! Please get in touch if you can point me in the right direction. I've been diving for years fairly regularly in warm water so its time to adapt to the local climate, thanks
    Laura
     
  9. tacky

    tacky Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Oslo, Norway
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    Hi Laura, there are plenty of diving clubs in this area. I don't have access to a car right now, but if you do I'd be happy to buddy up with you.
     
  10. oslo_lau

    oslo_lau Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oslo
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    Thanks tacky it would be great to get an introduction to a club and have a buddy thats local. I need some time with a dry suit, im angry with myself for leaving it this long to use one. How often do you dive? I havent been in the water for a couple of months.
     

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