You can find masses of marine life and you can already start diving 5m offshore, as the water quickly reaches a depth of 2-3m. Be careful – the stones close to the water’s edge can be slippery and treacherous.
On the eastern outskirts of Svendborg hides a dive site close to town. During the Second World War, German naval vessels often lay at anchor here, and the many artefacts that have been found here over time bear witness to this.
Dive Spot M/F Ærøsund
The M/F Ærøsund ferry is a relatively young shipwreck. It sunk in October 2014 following a controlled scuttling, and has now become the setting of one of the most interesting artificial reefs in Denmark.
The southern tip of Langeland is known as Dovns Klint. This dive site offers a varied seabed with chalk deposits, flatfish and a wealth of macro-organisms in the seaweed. The surrounding countryside itself is also very beautiful.
Beneath the beautiful Keldsnor Lighthouse is hidden away a really good shore dive. The site is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and you could not wish for a better setting for a trip beneath the waves.
One of the really unique features of Lindelse Nor is that much of the sea bed is in fact the submerged stone-age landscape, which was flooded as sea levels rose when the ice from the glaciers of the last ice age melted.
M 36 / The Capsized
The wreck of the warship M36 lies so much on its starboard side that it’s keel is nearly pointing upwards. This wreck is therefore often referred to as “The Capsized”. The ship sank on 3rd May 1945.
M1108 / Dr. Eichelbaum
This ship was lost on 13th April 1940, and today rests on the bottom of the Langelands Belt. It is a beautiful wreck, largely intact and is today visited by many divers.
Spodsberg: North Beach
This is a real jewel of a shore dive with beautiful belts seaweed everywhere: serrated wrack, bladder wrack, beds of eelgrass and black carrageen. During the summer there are enormous numbers of juvenile fish and two-spotted gobies.
The Arete is spread over a large area of seabed. Despite this, it is possible to get a good sense of the wreck. Like other wrecks in the area, it is densely overgrown with algae, sponges, anemones and other invertebrates.
The Augustenborg is a German trawler that was lost during the First World War after hitting a mine. The wreck is very broken up and is often referred to as a gunboat.
This whole wreck is beautifully encrusted, especially with mussels, and on the surrounding seabed you can find parts of the wreck. Even though it is one of the oldest wrecks in the Langelands Belt it offers a wealth of attractions.
The Bredbjerg Wreck
The Bredbjerg Wreck, also knowns as the Copper Nail Wreck, is one of the few wreck dives that can be done as a shore dive.
The E-boats (motor torpedo boats)
In front of Valdemars Slot on Tåsinge, on the bottom of Lunkebugten bay, lie 4 German motor-torpedo boats, scuttled by the Germans in May 1945. Perhaps two more are also out there - they are still being looked for.
This wreck lies at a depth of between 16 to 23m. You should start your dive with a tour along the impressive port side of the wreck, which rises 7 meters up from the seabed and is beautifully overgrown with sea-anemones and sea-squirts.
One of the easiest shipwrecks to find in the Langelands Belt is the Skansen. The ship was a dredger that sank on 30th September 1978 while working on the lighthouse “Højbjerg E”.
The Steam Trawler
The wreck is presumably of a ship that was once used as a freighter and it sank after hitting a mine in 1919. Today the wreck is beautifully overgrown with sea squirts, mussels, sea-anemones and other invertebrates.
The Svendborgsund Bridge
The strong currents and nutrient rich waters of the Svendborg Sound make it an ideal habitat for marine life, especially for juvenile fish and seaweed beds. When you swim further out you will begin to see the extensive mussel beds.
The Thurø Dam
A really good shore dive, you can get really close to the strongly territorial fish that live here. The pipefish family is common here - lesser, greater and snake pipefish can all be seen.
The Torpedo Boat
A very beginner friendly wreck, as it is lying on a light colored, sandy seabed in 10 meters of water with rarely any current. The wreck is beautifully overgrown and many fish including cods may be seen under the stern of the wreck.
The Tromp of Rotterdam
The diesel freighter Tromp of Rotterdam sank in 1946. It is very rare to get a good overview of this wreck because of the lack of light at this depth. However the Tromp is a wreck that you will be happy to dive a number of times.
This dive site can be found on the south of Langeland, between Humble and Bagenkop. It is a classic east Langeland shore dive, and the water quickly reaching a depth of a couple of meters.
Degree of difficulty 1-5
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