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Prelle Quarry

Welcome to, your ultimate guide to exploring the underwater wonders of the Prellesee former granite quarry, also known as Kesselbruch. Located in Dorfstraße, Häslich, Haselbachtal, Bautzen, Saxony, Germany, this dive site offers an unforgettable experience for divers of all levels.

With its impressive water depth of 46.5m and a surface area of 1.8 hectares, the Prellesee quarry provides ample space for divers to explore. Although visibility typically ranges from 6m to 12m, the crystal clear waters allow for stunning underwater views and encounters with a variety of native fish species. Prepare to meet pike, perch, ruffe, tench, and trout as you navigate through the depths.

One of the highlights of this dive site is the bounce lake, aptly named for its popularity among technical divers. Its maximum depth of 20m makes it an ideal location for advanced divers to push their limits. The bounce lake is unique due to the levels created by the former granite mining, allowing divers to circumnavigate it at different depths. Those with advanced skills can immortalize their dive by signing the "land register" at approximately 40m depth.

For sport divers, the shallower parts of the lake offer plenty of excitement. Exploring the relics from the quarry's mining history, including a sunken motor launch, provides a fascinating glimpse into the past. When searching for the wreck, diver safety is of utmost importance. To locate it, it is recommended to veer to the left from the wagon wheel. As you dive deeper in the same direction, you will find the wreck at around 40m depth.

To enhance your trip further, make sure to visit the granite industry showroom. Here, you can learn about the origins of this intriguing quarry and the historical significance of the granite industry in the region.

Access to the Prellesee former granite quarry is regulated through the allocation of keys. Registration and sign-out can be conveniently done via the dive center Steina. Whether you are a beginner or advanced diver, this amazing dive site in Saxony, Germany is waiting to be explored. Dive into the depths of Prellesee and discover the underwater wonders that await you.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 3, 2023

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