Cultural Heritage Day 2017

Some pictures from the day

Daughters Emily (l) and Siri (r) are proud when Dad Michael Weber tries a heavy duty helmet in the Diving Tank House

A delighted Zsofia Makkay tests the one-man submarine Doppingen


Swedish Diving History Association, SDHF, participates in Cultural Heritage Day on Sunday, September 10, 2017.


This year’s theme is ”Nature and cultural heritage – environments with opportunities”.

We open our museum in the Dyktankhuset on Djurgården with guides that show how our aquatic environment has been conquered by military divers, professional divers and sports divers.

Sunday, September 10 from 10 am – 4 pm

Djurgårdsvägen 36 B, Stockholm



Culture Heritage Day – Dyktankhuset attracted many visitors

This year’s cultural heritage day took place on September 10. Of course, Dyktankhuset was kept open for the public and no less than six SDHF guides set up and met 167 visitors, including 13 children from near and far. A total of 22 nationalities were represented. The enthusiasm among the visitors was great and the guides got many questions.

The visitors were a mixture of both civilian and military divers and sports divers, both those who had previously dived but are no longer active and those who had never tried diving. Many objects in the Dyktankhuset captured the visitors’ interest. Particular to mention is the fascination with the older heavy diving equipment and their function, but also that we have managed to get such a large part of the history of diving.

The joy of the visitors to see again the kind of equipment that one themselves dived with right away could not be missed.

The favorite of the youngest visitors seemed to be the submarine Doppingen, which can take a person down to 100 m deep. Many wanted to test what it is like to be in the boat among all the knobs and levers. Afterwards, SDHF’s guides on the agreement agreed that the Cultural Heritage Day 2017 offered many pleasant meetings with interesting discussions.

Kent Forsén