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About scuba diving in Croatia

Croatia, situated in Southeast Europe, is a popular tourist destination in Europe. Croatia has an impressive history, and most towns, including Dubrovnik, Hvar, and Pula, have a rich cultural legacy with typical architecture. The country offers the vast array of sites that worth visiting, some of them are Roman amphitheatre Arena in Pula, ancient walls of Dubrovnik, Stari Grad in Hvar Island, Diocletian’s Palace in Split, and Plitvice Lakes. Never experienced diving in Croatia? If you want to scuba dive in Croatia, we have information about all it has to offer. There is a breathtaking natural beauty, boasting 5,790km/3600mi of coastline and 1,246 beautiful islands, with clean, clear waters and with more than 115 registered dive sites. The popular diving destinations with the majority of attractive dive sites are located in Rovinj, Pula, Dubrovnik, Hvar Island, Zadar, Krk Island, and Lastovo Island. Because of its history there are plenty of majestic shipwrecks hidden at the bottom of the Adriatic. Apart from the multitude of wrecks, there are also underwater caves, tunnels, canyons, crevices, pillars and arches carved by centuries of erosion. Croatia is a great place for divers of any experience level. Most popular dive sites The best-known dive sites are the Baron Gautsch, Premuda, Vodnjak Kampanel, Lucice Bay, The Taranto, Margarina Reef, Rasip, the Lina, Coriolanus wreck and some others.

When to go to Croatia

The climate is Mediterranean, although there are some variations within climate zones - it is several degrees cooler on the north of the island and in the interior rather than in the coast area. Most rainfall is seen in the period from October to February. Croatian high diving season lasts from May to October. The average air temperature varies from 6 to 26C/42-78F. Water temperature averages around 25C/77F in summer and around 12C/54F in winter. The visibility is mostly good, on average 20m/65ft. The currents may vary, but generally are slight. In Croatia, every diver has to purchase a Croatian Diver's Card before diving, which is valid for 12 months everywhere in Croatia. The rich and varied marine life includes numerous species of bright tropical fish, mammals, sea urchins, algae, octopus, barracuda, moray eels, dogfish, large grouper, tuna, giant turtles, crayfish, shiny lobster, white bream, bluefish, dolphins, greater amberjacks, parrotfish and beautiful corals, anemones, sponges, gorgonians.

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