Diving sites

Diving in Aiviekste quarry lake

Diving in Aiviekste quarry reservoir

Diving Aiviekste quarry in the reservoir is a part of diving club "DIVING" activities, touring Latvian lakes. Everyday diving club instructors who have acquired skills and received the highest marks in the Diving Instructor Professional Association PADI, trains divers Dolomite quarry in the reservoir Sloka, Near Riga.

Diving club in Aiviekste quarry
Diving club "DIVING" in Aiviekste quarry

Located in Aiviekste quarry lake

The lake, which is located 2 km from Aiviekste, has formed in the former dolomite quarry mining site, is located in Aizkraukle district, in the administrative territory of Aiviekste parish. Reachable by car within 2 hours, driving from Riga. The maximum depth of the lake is 15.9 meters. The infrastructure of the underwater lake has an interesting driveway, asphalt road, which gradually extends into the quarry from the water surface to a depth of 6.2 meters. Under the lake, there are various parts of metal equipment left over from the development of the dolomite quarry. The clarity of the lake, in the month of May, reaches 3 meters, which is enough to perform diving. The water temperature is 9 degrees.

Diving in Aiviekste quarry reservoir
Diving in Aiviekste quarry reservoir

Discoveries made during the diving inspection

During the survey of the Aiviekste quarry lake, we discovered various strange objects, known and unrecognizable objects that have become a local fish ecosystem. Among the finds underwater were large blocks of dolomite and granite stone, long aquatic plants extending to the surface of the water, ropes, truck tires, truck tire chamber, metal plate with door or hatch, moon-shaped arch with bearings, part visible In the photo, there were also cars nearby, called Ziguli wreck.

Aiviekste underwater equipment
Underwater objects in Aiviekste quarry
Underwater objects in Aiviekste quarry
Underwater objects in Aiviekste quarry
Underwater trees
Underwater tree in Aiviekste quarry

Who is advised to dive in Lake Aiviekste

Diving Aiviekste quarry in the reservoir is recommended for anyone interested in diving, here under the guidance of an instructor can be mastered Diver of open water, as well as several diver training programs. The most popular are Extended open water diver and Dry suit diver, approved by the diving instructor Valters Preimanis. In the waters of Latvian lakes you can successfully take various courses, such as Side-mounted cylinder, Underwater orienteering and Dried in a dry suit training together with the diving club "Diving", which can be found on the page diving courses.