Did you know that …
… the Gasometer is a steel lattice framework and steel sheet container, and the early date of its rivetted construction means that it is particularly valuable as a technical monument?
… that the first gasometer built in 1913 turned out to be too small and was replaced by the present construction? The Gasometer actually comes from the ‘Prinz Regent’ coal mine in Dortmund and was moved here in 1920.
… the main constituents of the blast furnace gas stored here were carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen?
... the diving Gasometer is now run by the TauchRevierGasometer company and is the largest indoor diving and training centre in Europe?
…the diving Gasometer contains not only a shipwreck 11.50 metres in length and a reef, but also two car wrecks and an aircraft, a Cessna?
… to achieve a diving depth of 13 metres, the 140 tonne gas bell – the inner part of the gasometer – had to be raised by 3.30 metres? This was done on16 August 1997 with the help of four heavy-duty cranes.
... the range of visibility extends to 25 metres and the temperature can vary just as in open water, dependent on the season (winter approx. 7°C and summer up to 26°C)?
... diving is open to the public every Saturday, Sunday and on advertised days (diving licence required)?
You’ll find further information and an overview of the diving courses, from beginners to advanced, at www.tauchrevier-gasometer.de