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Diving in Hvar
When to go to Hvar
Diving in Hvar is possible any time of a year. The climate is characterized by mild winters and warm summers. The rainy season is considered to be from October through January. The high season is during May and October, when the conditions for diving are perfect and the water temperature reaches 24C/75F. An average air temperature in the winter months is 9C/48F and 25C/77F in the summer months. The water temperature varies from 14C/57F in winter to 24C/75 in summer. The visibility is good: from 10m to 30m/32-98ft. The currents are generally low. What to see It has a rich marine life, including forest of colorful gorgonias, algae, snails, sea-urchins, lobster, conger eels, snails, small sharks, octopuses, mussels, slugs, moray eels, and many more creatures. Most popular dive sites The best dive sites near Hvar include Kabal, Tatinja, Zala Luka, Pakleni islands with the nearby popular dive sites (Vodnjak Kampanel, Vela Garska, Baba reef, Poseidon Pillar, Acnhor Wall). Also some sites nearby are worth visiting: cave in Lucice Bay near Brac Island and wrecks Teti, Fortunal, Brioni, B-17, Vassilios near Vis island.
Scuba diving in Hvar
Hvar town is situated on the southwestern coast of the island of Hvar. The closest airport is in Split, that is connected to Hvar island by ferry. Hvar is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Croatia due to its magical atmosphere, stone architecture and beautiful beaches. Hvar is an ancient town with a rich history, being a very popular tourist destination nowadays. Tha main attractions in the city are the fortress Fortica (Spanjola), the Katedrala Sv. Stjepana, the Franciscan Monastery and Museum, and the Renaissance Theatre (established in 1612) that can be seen while wondering the old, stone streets. Another feature of the town is the nightlife, that attracts lots of young people from around world. Hvar is also considered the sunniest spot of the Adriatics. Scuba diving around Hvar is fantastic, divers can see some fascinating steep slopes, canyons, caves, grottos and walls plunging 80m/ft deep. The nearby surrounding islands of Pakleni (Hell Islands), a group of small islands scattered around the town of Hvar, are an interesting place to visit as well offering numerous dive sites full of marine life. One of the small islands of the Pakleni archipelago, Stambedar, is remarkable due to its underwater cliff that begins at the depth of 5m/16ft and drops down to the depth of 45m/148ft. Also, not far from Hvar (on the northern side of the island, right in front of a stony reef), there is a dive site that features a long field with old amphorae stretching from 12m/39ft to 28m/91ft depth.