Scuba diving in Island Mamula
Island Mamula, also known as Lastavica (The Swallow), is an uninhabited small islet, 200m in diameter, located at the entrance to the Boka Kotorska Bay (3.4 km from Herceg Novi). During the period of the Venetian Republic rule, the island was known as Rondina, but it was renamed after the Austrian general Lazar Mamula, who built fortifications on the island in the mid 19th century. During the WWII, there was a prison on the island and tourists can see a commemorative inscription, describing that period. Covered with low vegetation, with a beach and a dock on its northern side, it is a favorite summer getaway of many locals as well as tourists coming from abroad.
When to go
The water temperature in the winter rarely goes below 13C/55F, and the high season for scuba-diving is from May to October, when the sea temperature varies between 20-25C/68-77F.
What to see
Ιn the surrounding waters, divers may see colonies of corals teeming with gold-fish, cantor, octopus, mullet as well as other various fish.
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