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Prekestolen

Location

Lysefjord

Position

58 59N 06 12E

Depth

0-200m

Chart

205

The Prekestolen is a dramatic 600m cliff which towers above Lysefjord, and features in many tourist brochures. It is also a popular spot for base jumpers.

The cliff continues underwater at a very steep angle to 200m. In August 2001 the surface layer was 10m thick, rather murky, and 10C. Beneath this the temperature dropped to 6C and the visibility was at least 40m. You could see all of the divers swimming at 50m in blue water, dwarfed by the scenery. There were Norwegian stone crabs on the cliffs (very tasty). An absolutely stunning dive.