When in Denmark, you’re never really far away from a diving opportunity. If you bring all of your own equipment the easiest thing to do is to rent a car and then go to the somewhere along the coast and follow it all the way north or south.
Copenhagen is a good place to go beach diving. No matter from which direction the wind blows, you can always find a dive spot if you’re standing in the middle of the City. The beach dives done in the north of Copenhagen varies in depth, if you swim out for 10 minutes you will reach around 14 meters depth.
When you go to the west of Copenhagen you will find The Big Belt, also known as Storebælt. The name indicates that it’s a large passage but you still have to be aware of the strong currents when tides are rising and falling. The currents in this area have created some beautiful areas which are covered in soft coral, which again has created all the marine life you will find here. Deep dives can be made down to max. 30 meters around the pillars of the Bridge if you go by boat, but remember your torch as light disappears around 20 meters.
If you go east of Copenhagen you will find that Øresunds has equally amount of current and offers big diversity in it’s dive sites from big flotted chalk harvest stations that lights up the bottom in the south to big marine life diversity in the north.
When you go south of Copenhagen, you will find the The Big Island of Lolland Falster. This place is not as explored as the dive sites along the east coast of Copenhagen. A lot of different species can be found and there are a lot of underwater photographic opportunities in these waters.
You can find some nice wrecks also if you find the right dive center, which should have the right coordinates and goes out by boat.
The Capital of Denmark is a busy center of commute, and being one of the best bicycle cities in the world, you will have to get on one. The best way to travel around in Copenhagen is by far on a bike, though you can also travel by bus or train, as Copenhagen has a very good connected bus, S-train & metro infrastructure. When traveling with busses, S-trains or metro-trains you can get one every 5 minutes in the daytime and every 20 minutes in the nighttime. A more expensive alternative is grabbing a cab, which is always available except Friday and Saturday night.
Copenhagen inhabits 1.2 million people and half of them are people coming from other countries & Jylland. Copenhagen is a very nice city where you can do a lot of other stuff , besides diving.
Christania is a place to see, it’s a town within the capital, it’s known as “fristaden” and is translated to the free town. They have their own rules and they don’t pay taxes to the rest of the Danish society.
Copenhagen offers a lot of fine dining and cultural experiences, and you will find that living here is quite expensive. You can find some budget rooms if you’re lucky.
The greatness about Copenhagen is that nothing is far away and you can see a lot in a short while. The best thing you can do is to find a dive center that has daily trips to different dive sites and then sign up. If you want you can also rent a car for a weekend and then go up or down the east coast and find some pretty spectacular dive site possibilities. Most of the dive sites are accessible from the beach and vary a lot in composition.