Did you know that Austria has an underwater nativity scene? Located in the Attersee-Attergau region, this unique dive location can be experienced by all divers from Sunday the 27th of November until Thursday the 2nd of February.
The largest inland body of water in Austria, Lake Attersee is an Eldorado for divers from all over Europe. With an area of 48 km² and a length of 23 km, the Upper Austrian Attersee offers an extensive, unique diving area. The unusually clear water allows visibility up to 25 meters and up to 30 meters in winter. 23 dive entry points as well as diving bases are available for underwater sports enthusiasts all year round.
In 2021, Attersee got a new winter attraction - the first underwater nativity scene in Austria. It was officially launched on November the 28th 2021 thanks to Gregor Bockmüller from the diving center "Under Pressure", also a diving priest. Since then, the new underwater winter attraction can be experienced by divers every year from the diving entry point 'Dixi - Pfahlbauhaus' in Weyregg am Attersee.
This interpretation does not aim to trivialize the Christmas nativity scene, but has rather been developed using symbols from Christian tradition: pearls are used as an indication of the preciousness of life, fish as an ancient symbol in Christianity and coral necklaces, which in Italy are considered an ancient symbol of protection, specifically protecting children from harm, made in anodizing metal.
WIN - WIN - WIN: Dive into a special Christmas season!
To experience this unique underwater nativity scene for yourself, we have a great raffle for you! Together with the Attersee-Attergau region and the Hotel Zur Nixe, you can win a diving vacation for 2 people, including a 3-night stay at the Hotel Zur Nixe. On top of that, you can win a Mares Smart dive computer worth 335€.
This competition is open to participants in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
If you are from Germany or Austria, take part here: www.attersee-mares.de
If you live in the Czech Republic or Slovakia, take part here: www.attersee-mares.cz
All details about the prize and Terms and Conditions can be found on the respective websites.