When you think of scuba diving, you probably imagine the blue coast of a tropical country, with coral reefs teeming with fish. There is no coral in Estonia, but there is an unexpected place with blue water that’s perfect for diving. It just happens to be a flooded former prison and quarry complex. This is diving the #EstonianWay with Karina Oliani.


Day one

Explore the Old Town and have lunch at restaurant Korsten in Kultuurikatel. Head to the TV Tower to walk on the edge suspended 175 metres above the ground. Visit the Seaplane Harbour maritime museum and have dinner in the courtyard of Leib Resto & Aed.

Tallinn Old Town

Tallinn Old Town

St Olaf's Church

St Olaf's Church

Tallinn's Song Festival Grounds

Tallinn's Song Festival Grounds

Restaurant Korsten Armastus & Hea Toit (Chimney, Love & Great Food)

Restaurant Korsten Armastus & Hea Toit (Chimney, Love & Great Food)

Tallinn Television Tower

Tallinn Television Tower

Restaurant Leib

Restaurant Leib
Day two

Head west from Tallinn to Pakri Cliff and climb the Pakri lighthouse in Paldiski. Continue to the picturesque town Haapsalu and have lunch at Müüriääre cafe. Return to Tallinn for dinner at F-hoone.

Pakri lighthouse

Pakri lighthouse

Müüriääre Café

Müüriääre Café

Restaurant F-hoone

Restaurant F-hoone
Day three

Today, head to East Estonia. Visit the 50-metre-wide Jägala waterfall on the way to Viru Bog for a leisurely hike. Then, go horseback riding at Kohala Manor.

Jägala Waterfall

Jägala Waterfall

Viru bog

Viru bog

Viitna tavern

Viitna tavern

Kohala Manor

Kohala Manor
Day four

Drive to Rummu former quarry and prison to scuba diving, hike the ash mountain and for a rustic lunch at Kallaste Farm or restaurant Seller.

Rummu quarry

Rummu quarry

Kallaste Tourist Farm & Holiday Resort

Kallaste Tourist Farm & Holiday Resort

Family Restaurant Seller

Family Restaurant Seller

Restaurant Manna La Roosa

Restaurant Manna La Roosa


About Karina Oliani

Karina is a multi-talented athlete from São Paulo. She was the youngest Brazilian to climb Mount Everest and hosts her own TV show on Discovery Channel Brazil. She also holds a medical degree and advocates for medicine in remote areas.