Not only does the surface of Croatia – including its coasts, mountains, and plains – offers wonderful landscapes, but truly amazing images can also be found inside its waters that will permanently leave you an unequaled memory if you dive into them.
Divers that seek shipwreck remnants won’t like to miss one of the places in the Adriatic that offers the most possibilities of finding such remnants. With an upper floor of 28 m and a lower floor of 42 m, Baron Gautsch in Rovinj is not a place apt for beginners, but truly offers a marvel for those that have the skill to submerge to such depths. The ship built in 1908 and whose wreck occurred in 1914 allowed for the development of beautiful seaweeds, corals, and sponges. Besides, it is home to many cardumes that found a cozy shelter in its interior.
There’s also the possibility of visiting the Margarina reef in Susak close to Losinj. This place is indeed apt for those less experienced divers. The reef is located to just 5 m below sealevel, down to the middle area of the canyon were the floor descends to 17 m. In this zone, the remnants of a sunken ship can be explored; on the surroundings, dozens of amphoras that rest calmly in this part of the marine bed can be seen.
To the west of Pag we can find the solitary island of Premuda which is famous for its sunken cathedrals. Diving through the caves and holes while they’re lightened by sunlight seems as if one is diving through stained glass windows. Furthermore, there is a sunken vessel at 67 m for the most experienced divers that want to discover what hides within.
The southeast part of the Dugi Otok islands contains a beach in the Mezanj Island through which the sea can be accessed. The entrance to a spectacular cavern full of sponges and briozoi embedded in the walls is found at a depth of 12 m.
At the south of the Koranti islands we can find Rasip, where a wall covered with sponges, corals, and briozoi is found. It’s surrounded by a diverse variety of fish. This wall descends to 70 m underneath water, and the superior parts of it are home to a great multitude of fish.
On the island of Brac there’s another ideal place for those divers who seek caves, the Lucice bay, where at only 3 m one can cross a passage to submerged caves that have two chambers. The biggest of them descends down to 37 m, and the smallest one finds its floor at 42 m of depth. The images traced by the stalagmites, stalactites, corals, and sponges produce a really magnificent composition.