Scuba diving in Mali Cutin

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 30 m
Maximum: 55 m
Slight, but some strong currents at points are possible.
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m
Mali Ćutin is one of two small islands, that are situated just off the east coast of Cres. The island is a protected area, renowned for diversity of flora and fauna, both above and below sea. It features a plateau, a wall, and a canyon with many levels on the way to the bottom. The dive starts with a plateau at a depth of around 8m/26ft and ends in a sheer drop of 32m/104ft into a deep water canyon. For experienced divers this is a dramatic and colorful dive as under the depth of 28m/91ft to 55m/180ft a forest of brilliant red gorgonians, yellow gorgonians can be seen.

When to go

Diving is possible all year round, though from May to September conditions are the best. The average sea temperature throughout the year is from 12-24C/53-75F.

What to see

There is a fascinating multi-colored marine life that includes soft coral, sponges, brilliant red and yellow gorgonians, schools of fish, including dentexes, damsels and wrasse. The plateau is an ideal habitat for octopi, shrimp, lush anemones, sea urchins, and shoals of damselfish. In the canyon, divers will see tuna and big groupers.

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