The beautiful and historic city of Bergen is often called "The gateway to the fjords". With direct flights from major European hubs, and a ferry line from Denmark, it is also very accessible. The rugged and beautiful archipelago to the west of the city offers great opportunities for divers. Here the famous norwegian fjords meet the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, creating a varied underwater world with steep drop offs and canyons, amazing kelp forests, sandy coves and exiting reefs teeming with life. Bergen's history as Norway's most important port city has also resulted in a number of interesting ship wrecks in and around its shipping lanes.
Right in the center of this archipelago, on the southwestern tip of the island of Sotra (Map) only a 40 minute drive from Bergen, lies the Panorama Hotel & Resort. Built in 2011, the resort offers a variety of high quality accomodation options, great food and a unique wellness-department. In 2016, the resort teamed up with one of the most experienced Padi dive centers in Scandinavia, Nemo Classic Diving in Bergen, to create a five star Padi dive resort.