Embark on an short break dive adventure to the fjords of Norway in search of fascinating WWII shipwrecks, imposing kelp forests and exceptional marine life.
Based out of Gulen Dive Resort on the shores of the mighty Sognefjord, spend five days or more exploring the wealth of diving opportunities this region has to offer.
An area of immense strategic importance during WWII, the area boasts over 30 superbly preserved shipwrecks, including the vast German freighter, the Frankenwald. A great option for groups and dive clubs.
Day1: Fly to Bergen
On arrival, transfer north by minibus to Gulen Dive Resort, around a two hour drive away, to begin a four night stay. This excellent local dive centre offers simple yet comfortable accommodation.
The rest of today is yours at leisure to settle into your new surroundings and get ready for your diving adventure.
Days2-3: Dive wrecks, kelp forests & more
Enjoy two boat dives a day exploring the local dive sites around Sognefjord, with an additional shore dive on the house reef in the afternoon.
The 122 metre Frankenwald is the area’s signature dive site and worthy of more than one dive to uncover her secrets. The unique twin wrecks of the Ferndale and Parat, the SS Havda and the Bandak are also well worth exploring. The wrecks of this area are as intriguing as they are impressive, often with competing stories as to their demise, or indeed their purpose.
Away from the wrecks, the area around Gulen boasts fabulous and unusual marine life including thorntail stingrays, wolf fish, monkfish and a number of smaller delights.
Day4: Final day’s diving
Make a further three dives today, two from the boat and one from shore, before rounding off your stay at the friendly Gulen Dive Resort with an evening of fun in the resort’s own ‘200 Bar’.
Day5: Explore Bergen & fly back to the UK
Complete your Norwegian adventure with a day of sightseeing around the beautiful city of Bergen. Highlights include the historic district of Bryggen, the Fløyen railway, and the fabulous vistas of mountains and fjords.
Head to the airport later today for your return flight home, and the end of an adventure to remember.
You should note: This itinerary features cold water diving and is suitable for dry suit qualified divers only. The itinerary and from price are based on a group of eight persons (minimum group size is six persons). Entrance fees may apply for certain Bergen attractions.
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Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 5 daysfrom £1,595 pp: Based on minimum 8 passengers
When to go: Mar-Sep: Spring and summer bring the best conditions for diving this region
Included in the price/package:
Return flights from the UK
4 nights accommodation
All meals while at Gulen Dive Resort
3 day, 9 dive package
Tanks and weights
Full day Bergen sightseeing tour
Once commanding huge strategic importance, Gulen lies on the western fringes of Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. Its history ensures its place as one of the world’s finest yet least known wreck diving destinations.
Ideal for viewing: Atlantic wolffish, nudibranch, dog shark, catfish
Excellent for: Resort based diving, Group diving, Muck diving, Technical diving, Underwater photography, Wreck diving
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This small, intimate dive resort is perfectly located to explore the many world-class shipwrecks that punctuate this area of Norway’s western fjords. A great option for groups.