Lake Garda is a true Italian gem. In addition to its famous villages, array of activities, monasteries and museums, we'll tell you about some experiences you might not expect, and definitely shouldn’t pass up, if you plan a trip to the lake!
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Are you a passionate diver? If so, then you’ll be happy to know you can indulge your passion at Lake Garda! And if you're a beginner, don't worry... fresh water diving courses are also available for those new to the sport.
Lake Garda’s deepest point reaches a depth of 346 meters and is located between Tignale and Castelletto. Temperatures are quite cold: in summer the surface is about 25°C and drops to 12°C at a depth of 30 meters. If you descend a little further waters reach 7°C! Temperatures aside, Lake Garda boasts a vibrant underwater ecosystem home to a variety of fish including pike, carp, perch and sunfish.
For your descent into the depths, don’t forget a good wetsuit, a signal buoy and underwater torch. There are several diving centers around the lake where you can try this wonderful experience, including certified diving schools offering courses for both beginners and experts.
The ultimate diving paradise? Porto San Nicolò in Riva del Garda. Here you can dive down to 40 meters and view the 2-meter tall statue of Jesus as well as wrecks from World War II.