General regulations concerning diving with breathing apparatus:

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General regulations

The following list shows the lakes where diving is prohibited and those where limited permission has been issued for diving with breathing apparatus in accordance with article 21 I and article 22 of the Bavarian Water Law, usually referred to as the General Regulations.

Please contact the relevant district authority or the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz, if you have any further questions, in particular concerning the content of the General Regulations. 

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Lakes  
General regulations / District authority

Starnberger See

General regulations: yes
District authority: Landratsamt Starnberg

Ammersee

General regulations: yes
District authority: Landratsamt Landsberg am Lech

Tegernsee

General regulations: yes
District authority: Landratsamt Miesbach

Schliersee

General regulations: yes
District authority: Landratsamt Miesbach

Chiemsee

General regulations: no*
District authority: Landratsamt Traunstein

Waginger See

General regulations: no*
District authority: Landratsamt Traunstein

Leitgeringer See

General regulations: no*
District authority: Landratsamt Traunstein

Staffelsee

General regulations: no*
District authority:Landratsamt Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Kochelsee

General regulations: yes
District authority: Landratsamt Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen

Königssee

diving permitted
District authority: Landratsamt Berchtesgadener Land

Großer Alpsee bei Immenstadt

diving permitted
District authority: Landratsamt Oberallgäu

Kleiner Alpsee

diving permitted
District authority: Landratsamt Ostallgäu

Schwansee

diving permitted
District authority: Landratsamt Ostallgäu

Bodensee (bayerischer Teil)

General regulations: yes
District authority: Landratsamt Lindau


For the lakes marked * no General Regulations will be passed by the district authorities. If you require permission for diving, please contact the district authority concerned.


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