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Diving Austrian lakes

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Hello all,

 

I decided to show you some cold water shots :guiness:

I spent a week in Austria during August. The 2 lakes Fernsteinsee and Samarangersee are known for their incredible viz! The Samaranger is cristal clear and covered in whitish algae which makes you float in a fairy tale. Only 4 divers at once are allowed in this little gem and touching is strictly forbidden! Ah, did I mention that the temperature hovers in between 4-8°C ;)

 

So here some images :

 

Chris in the open

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wide open by mousstique, on Flickr

 

playing with the beams

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versus the sun by mousstique, on Flickr

 

you might have seen this already..

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the famous one by mousstique, on Flickr

 

Mikado

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Mikado by mousstique, on Flickr

 

The Fernsteinsee is bigger and offered us the strangest dive ever! Due to heavy rain the conditions were incredible good....and bad. From 0 to 1m we had crystal clear water...and below we had heavy fog.

Watch by yourself

 

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Chris in the mist by mousstique, on Flickr

 

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in between by mousstique, on Flickr

 

All in all we had a great time. The hotel which owns the lakes is well equipped for divers.

All you need is a good dry-suit LOL

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Nice. I like your shots of sunlight, and it looks like you had some fun with the water layers. It's always interesting the see the low energy freshwater ecosystems...was there much animal life around?

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It was like fairytale! We did one dive in the late afternoon without the sunbeams and the atmoshere was very different.

 

The only fishies around were trout. Very beautiful but far too skittish to get decent shots with the Tokina 10-17 ;)

 

Here's one my partner Chris took with his 14-54 Oly lens

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colourful trout by mousstique, on Flickr

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great images, looks like an awesome experience!

thanks for sharing =)

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Nice shots! I really like the famous one :)

 

Cheers

Karel

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