Diving the Gullmar Fjord


 Gullmarn, Sweden 1/6-2014

During the last weeks, we have been diving and filming in the Gullmar Fjord at the Swedish west coast.

In this blogpost you find some pics from our last dives in "Gullmarn".

Guess who is happy when it´s time to get in the water! ;-)

The Gullmar Fjord is the only "real" fjord in Sweden, or to explain it better, it is the only threshold fjord found here.

A threshold fjord is a fjord that is shallower at the mouth (the opening toward the sea) and with deeper water inside of the fjord, which creates great conditions for a peculiar marine environment.

The Swedish official name of the Gullmar Fjord is "Gullmarn", a name derived from Old Norse and means God's ocean. 

This is a fjord with great diversity of marine species and there is much to see in both shallow and deeper waters.

Gullmarn is 25 kilometer long, 1-3 kilometer wide and has a maximum depth of ca 120 meters. The average depth of the threshold is about 20-40 meters.

I really enjoy diving here in Gullmarn which contains a varied and diverse marine environment and is a home and reproduction area for both fish and shellfish.

For the last few weeks, we have had poor visibility in the water but this doesn´t stop me finding many curious fish friends.

The water is slowly getting warmer in the fjord which results in more fish activity in the water as well :-)

Imagine what a wonderful marine environment there is along our Swedish coast

I always find it so exciting to put my drysuit on and then slowly slip into the water, you never know who or what you is awaiting you down there in the darkness... 

More drysuit dives are waiting ahead and thereafter it is soon wetsuit time again :-)

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