After leaving Hogwarts you may have come across a quest that requires learning how to dive underwater in Hogwarts Legacy. While it’s simple to hop into a pond of water and start swimming, diving can be a little more complicated, but not too much. It isn’t quite what most players are likely expecting.
Even though diving underwater can be used for a few different situations. Such as gathering loot from enemies defeated in the water, exploring underwater caves for loot, and finding quest items.
How to Dive in Hogwarts Legacy
Diving For The Lost Astrolabe Quest
The reason diving in Hogwarts Legacy is confusing is because you can’t do it at any time. It’s not like pressing a button and then you start swimming underwater and can take a look around. Instead, you can only do it at specific spots such as an area with rippling water or a whirlpool.
If you’re working on The Lost Astrolabe quest for Grace Pinch-Smedley, you’ll need to dive underwater to search for her family heirloom. While you can complete this side quest without a broom, I recommend getting a broom to make your life a little bit easier. This is because you can fly over water and also hop back on your broom while in water.
Regardless, you can head northeast from the dock where you spoke to Pinch-Smedley. If you’re not sure what direction this is, take a look at your minimap near the bottom left corner. It shows the compass directions on the bordfer of it. Afterward, you should see a bunch of white rippling pools of water once you’re in the right area.
Your character will also make a comment about being near where the astrolabe must be. You can then search each rippling pool of water by swimming up to it. Your character will visibly dive underwater to search for it, but nothing will change as far as going somewhere else. Until you find the astrolabe, you’ll get gear from each search you complete.
Diving To Find Loot in Underwater Caves
The Lost Astrolabe quest isn’t the only opportunity for finding loot underwater. Outside of these white rippling pools, you can also find a much larger whirlpool too. These will transport you somewhere after swimming up to them and interacting to dive.
One example further northeast of The Lost Astrolabe quest ripples leads to a couple of chests filled with loot. Even though it’s only a small area to explore, it’s still useful to know about these opportunities. This can make it worthwhile to fly along ponds every now and then in search of loot.
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That’s all there is to this short and sweet guide on how to dive in Hogwarts Legacy. While it is disappointing we can’t swim underwater and see what’s down there, at least you know how it works now.
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