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Trøndelag, Norway

Dive Sites
 

 



Site 1: Sålatneset

 

Diving Conditions:

GPS: 63° 28' 57.2'' N 9°52' 02.2 E

Location: Ingdalen

Depth: 10-50m

Currents: Tide independent
Type of bottom: Rocks

Interests: Wall dive, shore dive 

Water Temperature: 6-8°C in April

Visibility: up to ~30, if it has been raining a lot then it drops to about 5-10m. 

 

Description: Follow road 710 from Trondheim and the dive site is located ~ 7km north of Ingdalen and ~5km from Selbekken. There is a large layby where the road has sheer cliffs to the left and the sea to the right. Off this layby there is a small path which leads to the rocky access point. Once in the water the kelpy rocks covered in sea urchins drop quite quickly to about 5-7m. Swimming straight out it then gently slopes into some sandy patches. At around 15m rock wall starts which drops to about 50m. The wall is rich in life with lots of fish and definitely the more interesting part of the dive. 

Site 2: Annesteinsundet

 

Diving Conditions:

GPS: 64°11.613' N 10°02.791' E

Location: Vaerøya

Depth: 25m
Type of bottom: Rocks

Interests: Boulders and sealife, boat dive

Water Temperature: 2-4°C in winter reaching 14°C in the summer. In April it was 6°C. 

Visibility: up to 20m

 

Description: Channel between two rocks. Sandy bottom and at the sides massive boulders creating lots of swimthroughts covered in anemones. 

 

 

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Site 3: Vorphaugen

 

Diving Conditions:

GPS: 64°4.113' N 10°8.075' E

Location: Sunnskjørin

Depth: 35m
Type of bottom: Rocks

Interests: Boulders and sealife, boat dive

Water Temperature: 2-4°C in winter reaching 14°C in the summer. In April it was 6°C. 

Visibility: up to 20m

 

Description: Divesite is just opposite Vidar's boathouse (see below) adjacent to a fish-farm. A steep slope going to ~35m with bigh boulders. Lots of  fish (cod and flatfish) hiding between and on them.  

 
 

Site 4: Husmannen

 

Diving Conditions:

GPS: 64°2.0628' N 9°52.636' E

Location: Linesøya

Depth: 15-20m
Type of bottom: Sandy with boulders

Interests: Marine life, shoredive

Water Temperature: 2-4°C in winter reaching 14°C in the summer. In April it was 6°C. 

Visibility: up to 15m

 

Description: The divesite is located at the end of the road 108 (aka Torvikvelen) continuing on from Eid. There is a small parking lot to the left and a concrete pontoon to the right, which is the entry/exit point of the dive. The bottom is sandy next to a wall and gently slopes down. There are lots of scallops here. 

Logistics

 

Diving:

 

Dive Centers and Clubs: Norway has a very vibrant diving scene. They have dive centers but mostly Norwegians dive in dive clubs. This is a very useful resource listing clubs, centers, air fills and dive sites. It is all in Norwegian but still invaluable.

 

Most dive sites are tide independent but double check! 

 

We rented tanks and lead from the Trondheim University Club who are also a good source of indications on local dive sites. We contacted them via their facebook page. They also regularly go out with their rib and can provide air and nitrox fills. 

 

On the otherside of the fjord, we contacted Afjord Divers for local knowledge. They can be contacted via facebook or email and this is their website. A map of interesting dive sites of the area can be found here. Vidar, one of their members has a boat-house, a small hardboat, a portable compressor and a heated room and bathroom for overnight stays. His knowledge of the area is amazing and his keenness contagious. 

Hyperbaric Chamber:  NUI AS, Gravdalsveien 245, 5165 Laksevåg (near Bergen) T: +47 55 94 28 00

 

Emergency at Sea number: 120