Scuba diving in Sweden -the Riksäpplet
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.