One of the best places to dive in Northern Europe!
There are many excellent diving spots on the island of Funen. The Little Belt (Lillebælt) by Middelfart is one of these spots. The variation below the surface of The Little Belt is unique. The possibilities of wall diving, current diving and depth diving directly from the beach have made The Little Belt to one of the best diving spots in northern Europe. You experience the beautiful granite-clad bridge pier and large rocks with breadcrumb sponge in a rich orange colour by diving, for instance, at the Old Lillebælt Bridge.
Special by diving in Middelfart is “the wall dive”, the best wall dive in Denmark. A spectacular wall full of life. Large colonies of sole, pink oaten pipe hydroids, giant plumose anemones and more. Chance of depth diving, down to 40 m.
You can experience everything ranging from cod fry and small pipefish to large blocks of clay, located as clusters on a coral reef and are good hiding places for fish. Here you often encounter large cod and trout. There is strong current in the belt, so if you have the opportunity, having a support boat and /or a surface crew on land is a good precaution. Beneath the surface you will also find one of the largest porpoise populations due to the diverse life below the surface. It's no coincidence that divers from all over Europe love to dive in the Little Belt at Middelfart and Fredericia. Magnificent diving experiences underwater are guaranteed.
The Little Belt is brimming with life. Enjoy some stunning footage of life below the surface. Filmed by marine biologist Søren Larsen, april 2016.
Developed with the support of:
Ministry of Housing
Urban and Rural Affairs
Danish Outdoor Council
Diving club Marsvinet
Middelfart Savings Bank
Get into the water next to Grimmermosehuset and experience life below the surface. Follow the snorkeling trail, which runs along the beach. The snorkeling trail is for beginners and slightly experienced snorkelers.
Snorkelling allows you to follow an underwater trail from the surface. The path takes you over sandy bottoms and mussel beds as well as through marine grass and forests of seaweed
Learn to snorkel with a qualified instructor
Diving in Denmark is attractive. "Diving Denmark" is the name of the new diving destination for the Little Belt and the Archipelago. Watch the film and get inspiration for the many diving experiences that await you below the surface of the Little Belt and the Archipelago.
Diving in the Little Belt
Discover Little Belt under the surface and experience the rich colours, the flat fish, the sponges and the starfish.
Here you can get a preview of how it feels to snorkel on the new (2015) snorkeling trail in the Little Belt.
Whale Watching in the Little Belt
Little Belt is one of the most whale rich waters in the world. You can study the small whale, the porpoise, up close.