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Lake Ladoga

IMG_3867Cold water and granite rocks that’s a fantastic view of the biggest Lake in the Europe – Ladoga. This beautiful lake located in the Republic of Karelia and Leningrad Oblast in northwestern Russia just outside the outskirts of Saint Petersburg. The lake has an average surface area of 17,891 km2 (excluding the islands) and depth up to 230 m. There are around 660 islands at the lake, most of them uninhabited. Ladoga is the 15th largest fresh water lake by area in the world. It is rich with fish (more than 40 forms) and has its own endemic ringed seal known as a Ladoga Seal. You can easy find them on the islands in spring.

IMG_3857The history of this Lake is counting many centuries. It was a part of the famous trade route from the Varangians to the Greeks. During the WW II  — The Road of Life was the ice road winter transport route across the frozen Lake Ladoga, which provided the only access to the besieged city of Leningrad. The siege lasted for 29 months from 8 September 1941, to 27 January 1944.

IMG_4998(2)We have different programs for divers and non-divers. During 2-3 days mini-safari you can visit most interesting places of the North Ladoga. Pictorial granite walls and artifacts on the surface and underwater, old monasteries, fortresses, amassing sunsets and evenings citing by the fire will make your trip unforgettable. Any time you come to this place you can find something new for your self if you open your eyes and your soul.

 

 

 
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