Scuba diving in Sweden -the Riksäpplet

Regalskeppet Riksäpplet, diving in Sweden

Regalskeppet Riksäpplet, diving in Sweden

Here you have a video I made diving the Royal ship Riksäpplet close to Stockholm, Sweden.
What is amazing about this wreck is the wood from it is now the doors on the Stockholm city hall! It was preserved well untill it was demolished to regain the black oak. A shame. The figurehead, the royal lion, was recovered in the 1920s and is now in the Museum of Nautical History in Stockholm

The dive is max 15 meters and I love this wreck, gives you a real sense of history, though not much of the ship but the superstructure beams remain.

The ship sank in 1676 after a storm, she was engaged in the war with Denmark at the time.

As a diver, you have to be aware that the wreck lies in the way of many leisure boats, and you have to be careful how you go down and go up, a dive flag and dive SMB buoy is mandatory. Surface support with a loud signaling device is recommended.
You can drive up to the wreck by car if you are sneaky, but it is best dived from boat.

2 Responses to “Scuba diving in Sweden -the Riksäpplet”

  1. DiversHotSpot Says:
    April 11, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Thats a cool film do you know what dive center/shop can take you there. Im asking for our divershotspots members as we think this could be a turist attraction for divers.

    • Scuba Diving Blog - Alex Says:
      April 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      Well, I take select divers there. This is Sweden, so we do things right and dont just take anyone out there. You need drysuit cert and drysuit dives, along with bad vis diving experience. You have to get a custom diving package in Sweden or do it yourself.

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