Gasometer

Gas holder diving area

The gasometer, built in 1920, has found a new use which can only be described as extreme sport. Here divers can float 13 metres down to the bottom and explore a unique underwater landscape. A shipwreck, an aircraft wreck, two cars, an artificial reef and lots of other objects are an invitation to every diver to come and explore and discover.
 
The huge steel basin was formerly used for the intermediate storage of so-called blast furnace gas (BFG), a by-product of the smelting process in the blast furnace. Once purified, it could then be used to power machines in the power plant.

 

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  • © Martin Gothe
  • © Lars Behrendt
  • © TauchGasometer GmbH & Co.KG
  • © TauchGasometer GmbH & Co.KG
  • © Thomas Berns
  • © Thomas Berns

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