Dive Switzerland

Au (Halbinsel Au, ZH)

GPS parking 47°14'58.8"N 8°38'51.4"E  |  GPS entrance 47°15'02.0"N 8°38'54.7"E

Parking & attendance Plenty of parking spaces.

Entrance / Exit From the parking lot a ca. 300m long and relatively steep concrete path will lead you to the lake. You do not want to forget anything in the car... The entry is next to the boats' landing stage.

Description This site is renowned for its steep, deep (>50m), and indented cliffs that are full of cracks, crevices, small caves, and chimnies. From the entry, dive down to 9m, where a wall starts; follow it towards Zurich. After ca. 5 minutes it suddenly turns left. From there if you continue straight forwards in open water following the original direction of the wall you will after a few metres bump into a rock pinnacle that reaches up from 52m to 33m. Diving around it you will reach the main wall again. Shortly after you will see a at 40m a very long tree trunk lying horizontally in the wall. Diving up diagonally you will then bump into a cliff. At the foot of the wall, at 18m, is a small cave, followed by a bigger one at 20m. Another rock pinnacle reaching up to 12m is linked to the main wall by a saddle at 15m. Shortly therafter, at 11m, is one of the most impressive caves. Through a chimney in the cliff you can see the daylight. Diving back to the entry point at 6m you can see further cliffs and caves.

Particular dangers Only allowed to dive outside of the boats' schedule (boat passes at 14:30 and 16:24). Because of the boat traffic, make sure to exit the water before the landing stage.

Toilets A tree, a shrub, or a bush will have to do the trick.

Eat / Drink Landgasthof Halbinsel Au

Emergency phone number 144 (and tell them that it is a diving accident and that the Rega should be informed)