Helsinki: Scuba Diving Activity Holiday
Given its waterbound nature, it’s no surprise that a scuba diving holiday in Helsinki offers some interesting opportunities. It’s not the most popular sport in Helsinki, but there is certainly the possibility of renting gear and being taken on guided dives. In fact, wreck diving in Helsinki is particularly interesting from some of the islands in the archipelago. Off the coast of Lauttassari Island, for example, is the Swedish wreck the Crown Prince Gustav Adolf sunk in 1788. The wreck was re-discovered in 1995 and became Finland’s first underwater park. You can dive there during day time in the summer with no special permit, but dive centres also take groups there.
The most high profile scuba dive centres in Helsinki are Live and Let Dive and Oxygene (formerly Divemaster, but the Oxygene group have now taken it over). Prices vary according to the types of equipment you need to hire (if any), how many people you’re diving with and where you end up exploring – contact the dive shops directly for a quote.