Diving near Hinnøya, which is part of the Vesterålen archipelago in Norway and close to Lofoten, offers its own set of unique and rewarding underwater experiences. It provides divers with an opportunity to explore the marine world in northern Norway.

What is it like diving in the north?

When diving in the northern part of Norway, be prepared for cold water. Like Lofoten, diving near Hinnøya involves cold water conditions. Divers should be prepared with appropriate thermal protection, such as drysuits or thick wetsuits, to stay comfortable in the chilly waters.

Species you can spot

The waters around Hinnøya offer a variety of dive sites, including underwater cliffs, kelp forests, and rocky reefs. Each site has its own unique marine life and underwater topography to explore. Diving in this region allows you to encounter a diverse range of marine species. You can expect to see various fish species, including cod, pollack, and wolf fish, as well as marine invertebrates like sea anemones, sea urchins, and colorful nudibranchs.

Depending on the season, you may have the chance to encounter larger marine animals, such as seals and various whale species, during your dives. Keep in mind that these encounters are more likely in specific areas and seasons.

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Along the archipelago, there can be spotted a lot of exciting kinds of fish, ancient wrecks and other underwater vegetation. From around February/March, the water is crystal clear, making it easy to spot the creatures and nature below. With great opportunities for divers through spring, summer and autumn as well, the ocean is yours to explore all up to November/December. If you arrive around November-January, you are welcome to join us on a boat trip looking for killer whales.

Utilizing the services of local dive operators and guides is advisable. They have local knowledge, can provide safety guidance, and lead you to the best dive sites for your skill level and interests.

We offer electricity, water supply, laundry amenities, a dedicated air compressor for refilling dive tanks, and a selection of rental boats for diving excursions along the archipelago's coastlines.

As with any dive location, it's important to follow responsible diving practices, respect the marine environment, and minimize your impact on underwater ecosystems.

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