Croatia is a great diving destination often visited by top underwater photographers and videographers due to its good visibility and diverse marine ecosystem. Choose from colorful reefs to caves and wrecks, with something suitable for all levels of diving, including many wrecks and deep canyons ideally suited for technical diving. The Adriatic is among the richest seas in the world in the number of wrecks. Its bottom contains as many as 15,000 sunken ships – stranded ships, submarines, airplanes and warships. For wreck diving there is the Baron Gauch,a passenger ferry sunk near Rovinj in 1914, an S57 German Torpedo boat wreck near the Peljesac Pennisula and the merchant shipwreck Taranto near Grebenj Island, to mention just a few. At least 1,500 caves and underwater pits are assumed to be yet undiscovered in the Adriatic. There are inumerous known spots for cave divers; try Lucice Bay in Brac Island, Premuda Island and Bisevo Grotto in Vis Island. Don’t miss the beautiful reefs around Rasip and the Te Vega dive site, both in Korcula, where you can dive through a short tunnel to a sea lake filled with parrotfish and gobies. Head to Losini for amazing underwater life and playful dolphins. Visibility is excellent especially in the Mid and South Adriatic away from river run-off which sometimes affects visibility in the North. It is possible to dive all year round but the general dive season is from May to November. The Adriatic Sea temperature changes from 25°C in the summer, to as low as 11°C in winter. There are noticeable thermoclines, especially in summer.
Croatia is a country situated in the Balkans, surrounded by Slovenia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Montenegro. It shares tha Adriatic Sea with Italy. Northern Croatia has a temperate continental climate whereas the central and upland regions have a mountainous climate. The entire Adriatic coast has a pleasant Mediterranean climate. Spring and autumn are mild along the coast, while winter is cold and snowy in central and northern regions. The average temperature inland in January ranges from -10 to 5°C, August 19 to 39°C. The average temperature at the seaside is higher: January 6 to 11°C, August 21 to 39°C.
Citizens of the Europpean Union and Bosnia and Herzgovina can enter the country with a valid identity card. Americans, Australians, Canadians and many other nationals can enter Croatia with a valid passport and without a visa for stays of up to 90 days.
No vacination is needed to enter Croatia. For more information, please consult your doctor.
The time zone is UTC +1.
Prepaid SIM cards can be found in post offices, grocery stores and kiosks. Calling Cards can be found in postal offices and Kiosks. Internet cafés are available in all major cities. They are relatively cheap and reliable. A free Wi-Fi signal can be found virtually in every city, in cafés or hotels.
Electricity is 230V/50Hz. The plugs and sockets are the EURO type.
Avoid strip clubs at all costs. They are often run by very shady characters, and often grossly overcharge their guests. Croatian diving is strictly regulated; all divers will need insurance, certification and a Croatian diving permit (valid for 1 year and available from local dive centre and dive clubs).
Which are the best scuba diving locations in Croatia? Below, you will find a list of all locations of Croatia, organized by regions, in which you can dive and snorkel.
Which locations in Croatia have underwater photos? Below, you will find the list of locations from Croatia and for each location a list of underwater photos.
Which marine species can I observe in Croatia? Below, you will find the list of marine species and the photos for each species.
Which photographers have taken underwater photos in Croatia? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos in Croatia.
Which scuba diving centers can I dive with in Croatia? Below, you can see the list of scuba diving centers in Croatia. Click on “more info” to find out more about each scuba diving center.
Which liveaboard can I dive with in Croatia? Below, you can see the list of liveaboard in Croatia. Click on “more info” to find out more about each liveaboard.
Which accommodation can I rest after my dive in Croatia? Below, you can see the list of accommodation in Croatia. Click on “more info” to find out more about each accommodation.