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Diving in Primošten

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When to go to Primošten

The climate of the area where Primošten is located is classified as humid subtropical climate (or ‘Cfa’ in the Köppen classification of climates), which means considerable rainfall throughout the year, even in the driest months, with hot summers and mild winters. The temperature peaks at 25C/77F peak in July. May to August has the least rainfall. The most humid period is from September through December, with September and October being considerably warm months, averaging 17-21C/63-70F. June through August is the best time to dive, because the water temperature usually doesn’t go lower than 22C/72F, and this time has the least rainfall. The water visibility in this area averages 30m/98ft. The currents in this area vary from mild to strong, which can make diving problematic for beginner divers. What to see The dive destination is rich in hard and soft corals in various colors and shades, gorgonians, and sea fans. Forkbeards, two-banded sea bream, lobsters, octopi, and crabs are regular settlers and guests of this destination's sites, along with scorpionfish, moray eels, starfish, crayfish, turtles, and parrotfish.

Scuba diving in Primošten

Primošten is a town located on the southern Adriatic coast, between Šibenik and Trogir in Šibenik-Khin County. The closest international airport is Split Airport that is located in 40 km. The old part of Primošten is located on the islet that was joined to the mainland with a bridge during the Turkish invasions in 1542, which was afterwards replaced with the mound that gave the town its name ("Primošten" can be translated as "something that was added"). In some parts of the town the medieval atmosphere is almost intact, with narrow streets and compact houses. Tourists are attracted to the numerous medieval history buildings in the town, such as the Church of Our Lady of Grace (1553), St. Roko Church (1680), and the Church of St. Juraj. Another popular tourist site is the world-famous vineyards that are even considered to become a UNESCO World Heritage site. The town also has various recreational activities for tourists, from the specific folk activities such as donkey races and folk music to modern sports activities such as tennis, miniature golf, and beach volleyball. There are about 10 beautiful dive sites in Primošten’s waters, with almost all kinds of diving. Averaging 35m/115ft deep, the sites have various seascapes: coral reefs, tunnels, walls, caves, and wrecks. The Drvenik Cave dive site is rich in marine life at its base. At the Smokvica site, the beautiful walls of the underwater mountain reach 35m/115ft deep. At Grbavac Wall, which is exceptionally rich in marine fauna, there is a fallen lighthouse at an accessible depth. The destination is also rich in wreck dive sites. In the waters of Primošten, three wreck sites can be found: the Ninucci, the Chocholada, and the Zagreb wrecks.