Scuba diving in Lake Baikal
main road along Lake Baikal from Irkutsk to Listvyanka, Listvyanka, Russia
www.dive-baikal.ru - 58-75-75 (Eng)/+ 7(3952) 29-04-34 (Rus)
Scuba diving in Lake Baikal Listvyanka Reviews
Great chance to dive in the biggest fresh lake of the world! Aug 04, 2012
They are the only dive club that has its own diving center in Listvyanka (a settlement on the Baikal shore) – a heated classroom, a storage room for the club members’ equipment and equipment for rental, a separate compressor room (to fill the tanks).
They charged me 2000 roebel for the dive including all equipment and computer. Great equipment (brand new when I was there in august 2012). No option to negotiate, because no one around spoke English. Only the owner did.
I did a afternoon dive from the divecenter (because I did not know that this was possible and I was only one day in Listvyanka). Nice dive, the first meters down were very cloudy, but beneath 30 meter it was ok with 10 meters. But this was not the best season for the visability to dive. temperature was 12-9 degrees celcius, but very cold streams down at 40 meters.
I did see the special crab/shrimp Amphipoda, some flat fish (?), some gobi's and some heramite crabs. The sandy ground is decorated with green fluffy stuff.
Not the best dive, but nice to have done on this special location.
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