The most attractive diving locations in the Adriatic are underwater cliff faces and reefs, caves and the wrecks of ships and aeroplanes. The clarity of its turquoise waters, the beauty of its depths, the variety of marine life and the fascinating shipwrecks hidden at the bottom of the sea, are all part of its appeal.
There are at least 1500 underwater caves and holes still undiscovered in the Adriatic. Many endemic plant and animal species make Adriatic perfect for photo and video safaris. The most attractive locations are those which hide traces of ancient times: archaeological localities and underwater wrecks.
You can dive anywhere in the Adriatic provided that you are accompanied by a professional guide (diving guide or diving instructor) whose job is to take ensure your safety and to show you diving locations in a direct and informed way.
Every professionally organized diving centre fulfils all the conditions required to make your diving trip a safe, interesting and unforgettable experience.
|Ten of the best scuba dive sites:
• Baron Gautsch (near Rovinj) - A passenger ferry wreck from 1914, suitable for advanced divers only, depth 28-42 m.
• Lina (island of Cres) - A merchant shipwreck, suitable for advanced divers only, depth 22-55 m.
• Margarina (island of Susak, close to the island of Mali Lošinj) - An underwater reef and canyon with amphorae and a shipwreck, beginner to advanced levels, depth 5-40 m.
• Rasip (Kornati islands) - An underwater cliff with corals, sponges and schools of fish, excellent visibility up to 40 m, beginner to advanced levels, depth 3-65 m.
• Stambedar (Pakleni otoci, near Hvar Town) - A sea wall with red and violet gorgonians (type of coral), beginner to advanced levels, depth 5-45 m.
• Te Vega (island of Susac, between Korcula and Lastovo) - A small sea lake entered through a 2-m-long tunnel at a depth of 5 m, beginner to advanced levels, depth 5-35 m.
• Modra Spilja (Blue cave, island of Bisevo, close to the island of Vis) - A sea cave, beginner to advanced levels, depth 3-40 m.
• S57 (Peljesac peninsula) A well-preserved German torpedo shipwreck from 1944, suitable for advanced divers only, depth 25-39 m.
• Taranto (Dubrovnik) A merchant shipwreck from 1943, suitable for advanced divers only, depth 23-55 m.
• Sv Andrija (Elafiti islands, near Dubrovnik) A sea wall with red coral and a cave at a depth of 26 m, beginner to advanced levels, depth 3-78 m.