University of Gothenburg
Five students snorkeling
Photo: Anna-Lena Lundqvist

Diving and snorkelling

For marine scientists, scientific diving is an important tool to observe, document and perform empirical studies in the coastal environment. At Kristineberg Center, researchers and students perform scientific diving or snorkelling in research, in studies, for competence and during time off from work/studies.

Diving facility

At Kristineberg there are trained diving supervisors and diving personell able to give dive support to research projects. Pricing for this is equivalent to staff salary costs under defined mission.

In the Kristineberg Diving facility there is a compressor to fill the breathing air (200 and 300 bar). The compressor is serviced once a year and air quality checked at least once a year. Air filters are changed regularly.


Safety equipment, to borrow in the Diving facility: Oxybox, first aid kit, knife, alpha flag, rescue net, current lines and lifelines.

When diving, you should bring mobile phone.

Boats for diving can be rented.

At Kristineberg there are 16 sets of snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel, wetsuit, fins and weight belt) for lending.


In the Kristineberg Diving facility you can rinse, dry and store diving equipment and perform basic maintenance. Adjacent to the Diving facility we also has shower, sauna and locker rooms.