the underwater orienteering

26th European Championship in underwater orienteering and 9th youth European Championship Bratislava 2017
Place and date of the event - 2nd - 10th September 2017 Bratislava - Petržalka, on the water surface of Veľký Draždiak

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The event involves the participation of the elite speed diving and orienteering competitors in the number of about a hundred of top athletes from sixteen countries, from three continents of the world. Venue of the event will be the water area Veľký Draždiak and the base of the entire championships will become Grand Hotel Pressburg ****. The entire course of the championship is realized by the team of the Slovak diving association.

About the championship

  • Training camp

    Training camp will take place from 28thAug. to 2ndSept. 2017. For further information please contact us on e-mail orient@zps-diving.sk

  • Information about accommodation

    Due to the closure of the main hotel we were forced to change the place of the accommodation. The accommodation will be provided by Airporthotel HOTEL CHOPIN.

  • Official program

    The official program of the championship is available here .

  • ECH on social networks

    You can watch the event on multiple social networks, which will be regularly updated by our editors. Also a new video of the championship is preparing.

Our events

Welcome grill party - Saturday 02ndSept.2017
On Saturday we will have a small opening party for competitors, We will meet each other and start an unofficial part of the championship in the form of a short GRILL-party at the Chopin hotel

Opening ceremony - Sunday 3rd Sept. 2017
The opening ceremony will include performances of the traditional period dances and a demonstration of Slovak culture with a musical ceremony. Together we start the event we were waiting for the whole year.

Bratislava sightseeing tour - Monday 4thSept.2017
On Monday - Sightseeing tour around Bratislava for competitors, teamleaders and judges. We will take you on a tour of the Bratislava and you will see the beauty of our capital.

veľký draždiak

The answer is simple – because it’s all here. History, architecture, tradition, culture, art, drinks, food and nightlife. Located on the River Danube, Bratislava is easily accessible. It’ a great place to hang out. The city is safe, friendly, hassle-free and there is always something worth doing - whether you’re here for an afternoon, a week or a year.

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Location of the „Veľký Draždiak“ lake is convenient because of its accessibility from all main directions - from Prague, Vienna and Budapest (and only 14 minutes from M.R. Štefánik airport by car). The lake is situated in the largest Bratislava district - Petržalka. Area of the lake is 13ha, visibility 2 - 4m and maximum depth is 17m. Average water temperature in September reaches 17 - 21°C.