Diving in Croatia

Adriatic Sea is known for a varied flora and fauna and crystal clear water. The most interesting is wreck diving. In Croatia there is a great variety of well preserved wrecks. In the Adriatic Sea near Croatia, there are more than 400 species of fish, scallops, deep-water caves and beautiful underwater rocks covered with colorful seaweed. One of the most popular places for diving in Croatia are Vrsar, Rovinj, Tucepi, Makarska, Cres Island and Dubrovnik. In Vrsar divers are attracted by Ёeke reefs – that is how locals call the reefs with vertical walls of cliffs and unknown depths of edges and hideouts. A peculiar interest for divers is presented by “Coriolanus” and “Baron Gautch” wrecks. Rovinj grants an opportunity to explore the nearest reefs, underwater rocks and caves. The fans of extreme diving will like the dives to the sunken vessels of the WWI and WWII. Another excellent dive site is Makarska city located in the very heart of Dalmatia. Thanks to clean and clear water it is possible to explore the marine depths, bottom peculiarities and underwater dwellers. Tucepi is known for a rich flora and fauna. It is located at the bottom of Biocovo mountain complex and together with Brela they are the most popular resorts of the Makarska Riviera. Diving in this part of the Adriatic Sea is characterized with fancy landscapes, grottos, tunnels and caves.
Location: southeast Europe, washed by Adriatic Sea
What to see: octopuses, barracudas, moray eels, dogfish, large groupers, tunas, giant turtles, crayfish, shiny lobsters, white breams, bluefish, dolphins, amberjacks, parrotfish and beautiful corals, anemones, sponges, gorgonians etc.
Depth: 9-74m/30-236ft
Currents: none
Visibility: 10-30m/33-99ft
Season for diving: Croatia has a mild Mediterranean climate. Touristic season starts in May and lasts till September. Air temperature in summer reaches 30-31C/86-87F. The average water temperature is 25-27C/77-80F.


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