Scuba diving in Brusnik

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Diver level
Average: 65.6 ft
Maximum: 196.8 ft
moderate to strong
Average: 65.6 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Brusnik is a small volcanic island, only 320m/1050ft long and 205m/673ft wide. The island's highest point is 30m/98ft above sea level. It is located between another small island of Svetac to the west and the bigger island of Vis to the east. As it lies in the open see with strong currents, there is an abundance of marine life in surrounding waters. There is also an interesting wall about 300m/984ft south of the island, which starts in the shallows at 20m/66ft and sharply drops to 60m/197ft.

When to go

Diving is possible all year round, however, the best diving conditions are in the months from May to September. The annual water temperature in the area ranges from 14C/57F in January to 25C/77F in July and August.

What to see

Besides beautiful sea fans and gorgonians, a whole variety of common Mediterranean fish species can be found in waters around Brusnik Island, including danselfish, wrasse, gurnard, john dory and dentex. Shoals of bluefish are also frequently seen there.

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