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Diving in Mljet island
When to go to Mljet island
Mljet island's climate is Mediterranean, and diving is possible all year round. The rainy season is from October till February. The high diving season is from April tο October. Average air temperature in January is 9C/48F and in August - 25C/77F. The average water temperature ranges from 12C to 23C/55-75F. The visibility: from 10m to 30m/32-98ft. What to see The marine life here is very abundant, divers can explore red coral, lush anemones, sponges and among marine species - garfish, tuna, barracuda, dentex, schooling damselfish, occasionally - Mediterranean monk seals, crustaceans, invertebrates, octopus, lobsters and wrasse closer to shore.
Scuba diving in Mljet island
Mljet is an unspoilt island off the coast of Southern Croatia. Mljet has a lot to offer: very beautiful sandy beaches, hidden lagoons and natural caves of Saplunara (located on the south-east of the island), Another major attraction is The Mljet National Park located on the north-west of the island. The Mljet National Park is especially known for its lush vegetation, pine forests, spectacular salt water lakes of Veliko and Malo Jezero and St. Mary islet with its old Benedictine monastery. Diving the lakes, maximum depth 46m/151ft, divers can explore beautiful rock formations, nooks, ledges and small grottoes. This island is a great spot for scuba divers, with gentle sandy shoreline, several interesting wreck dives, underwater caves, coral reefs, walls, a large collection of amphorae and a wealth of underwater sea life. Even Jacques Cousteau, a famed oceanologist, was very impressed with Mljet's rich underwater world. Most popular dive sites There is a number of great dive sites with the most interesting ones located in the area of Mljet National Park near Pomena. They include Zakamenica, Lenga, Vanji Škoj and Odysseus Cave. There are also several quality sites located nearby, which include wreck S-57 (Peljesac Peninsula), Te Vega (Susac island), and many sites near the island of Lastovo (Glavat and others).