The diversity of life, the monumental underwater walls, reefs and shipwrecks, as well as archaeological sites – they are all a part of the inviting beauty of Croatia’s underwaters.
Sights include shipwrecks dating back to ancient times – Roman Empire and its colonies on the Adriatic. You will also find moorings in the Kornati region and in the environs of Šibenik and Zadar, Pula and Brijuni islands.
What you need to know before diving
If you want to go diving in Croatia, there are certain rules and regulations to follow. Diving may be done independently or organized through registered diving centers (Croatian based or foreign). Appropriate permits need to be obtained (annual diving passes cost around 100 HRK) and annual individual permits for independent diving as well (cost 2400 HRK).
For recreational diving purposes at registered diving centers, it is enough to obtain a pass and valid brevet. Diving in certain areas is prohibited, unless organized through registered diving centers with diving guides. Diving is banned in Brijuni and Krka National Parks, in the vicinity of harbors, and within nature parks and wildlife reservations.
Within the zones of Kornati and Mljet National Parks diving is limited; permits are issued by the park management. Around some islands permits need to be obtained from local offices of the Ministry of Culture. Be careful, because the fines for prohibited diving may cost you up to 15 000 HRK. For more details check this page.
For more information on diving in Croatia, contact Pongo Center where you can book your first Croatian underwater adventure!