Where will we be diving?
The trip will start off with 7 days on board a live aboard, exploring some of the best dive sites Croatia has to offer.
Hvar boasts over 15 beautiful locations, offering something for everyone – from newly certified Open Water divers through to our most experienced recreational divers and professionals. Most are located within the divine archipelago of Pakleni (Paklinski) Islands, which sadly became known as the ‘Hell Islands’ after a wrongful translation of the Croatian word ‘paklina’ (meaning resin).
Some of the favourites include: Vodnjak, Stambedar, Vela Garska, Paulina Wreck, Poseidon Pillar, Baba Reef, Robert’s Wall and Anchor Wall.
Scuba diving in Vis is possible year round. Rain mainly falls in the months from October through January. The high season is between May to September. The air temperature is during the summer months above 24C/75F, and in the winter months above 6C/42F. Water temperature ranges from 14C/57F in January to 25C/77F in July and August. The average visibility is around 20m/65ft. The currents vary, but generally are medium. What to see In these waters divers can explore red Mediterranean gorgonians and soft white corals and spot large John Dories, amberjacks, conger eels, lobsters, scorpionfish, nudibranchs and many other species.
Using Murter island as a starting point, interesting diving sites already start as close as a 5-10 min boat trip to the small island of Visovac which is safe to dive with winds coming from any direction which usually prevent a lot of sites to be dived at because of the lack of a safe anchor point.
The furthest diving spots, still in a sensible range for a day trip from Murter, can be found at the islands of Kornat, Žut, Piškera, Kaprije, Žirje. If you want to benefit of the usually richer underwater life inside the Kornati National Park, e.g. when diving at Kornat island, you need to use a diving center which has the special permission to organize dives there.
If you like wrecks there also are some interesting ones near to Murter. Francesca di Rimini is one of the most famous wrecks in the Adriatic. A bit easier to dive lying only a few meters below the surface is a scenic coal freighter wreck near Babuljaš island.
Plus some amazing wrecks!