Scuba diving in Odysseus Cave

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: not available
Maximum: 20 m
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m
This large and beautiful grotto, is situated in the village Babino Polje, in the central part of the Mljet island. As the legend says Odysseus found the shelter in this cave after a shipwreck and lived on this island for about 7 years with a nymph Calypso. It's a wide and bright cave, that can be accessed in two ways: one from the seaside and the other one - by jumping into the high waves and diving through an 30m/98ft underwater channel. The best time to dive is at noon, when the sunshine penetrates the cave, creating marvelous light effects in blue colors.

When to go

The water temperature throughout the year varies from 12C-24C/53-75F. The best time to dive at this site is from May to September, when the water temperature is the warmest.

What to see

The cave is full of marine species, some of them are: lobsters, jellyfish, octopi, Mediterranean barracudas, and schools of picarel and smelt in the shady areas.

Reachable from

Mljet island

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