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Croatia in September

Discussion in 'Central and Eastern Europe' started by Blackwood, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Blackwood

    Blackwood DIR Practitioner

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    I'm going to be spending three days each in the Pula area, the Split area, and the Dubrovnik area. This is a vacation with the wife (i.e. not a "dive trip), but I would like to get a dive or two in. Anyone have any recommendations for "must do" dives? North? Central? South?

    Thanks!

    -MB
     
  2. DiveBee

    DiveBee Captain

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    September is kinda empty in Croatia, as all European summer vacations end in mid/late August.

    Check this link for some of the sites: Scuba diving locations

    I would suggest you try diving the offshore cliffs in Kornati National park (google it), that is about 60miles north of Split. Dont expect to see much fish life in under 80-100fsw, as they have overfished most of the shallows.
     
  3. MiKa222

    MiKa222 Instructor, Scuba

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    In north Adriatic you should dive some wrecks. Some of them are quite shallow. For example Elhawi Star, SIgrid, Lina, Peltastis, Baron Gautsch etc. That's what I would do in north...
     
  4. Blackwood

    Blackwood DIR Practitioner

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    Thanks guys!

    Kornati National park looks interesting. But also, I must say my first love is wreck diving.

    I don't mind diving deeper (circa 50m), but I think shallow dives would be preferred from a perspective of time and money (I've read that trimix can be fairly expensive there).

    What temperature ranges could I expect? Do I need to bring my drysuit or is renting a wetsuit a reasonable way to go?



    Edit: The Taranto and s57 wrecks (Dubrovnik area) look great! Any ideas about a dive op?
     
  5. DiveBee

    DiveBee Captain

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    5mm is norm in Adriatic, late summer (Sept) temp should be ~70F.
     
  6. Blackwood

    Blackwood DIR Practitioner

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    toasty.

    Thanks again.
     
  7. sunapeebob

    sunapeebob Nassau Grouper

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    My son will be studying in Dubrovnik for the fall term and wanted to do some diving while he is there. He has not been able to find a dive shop that will rent to him, make arrangements for boat dives, etc. He has found that all of the LDS cater to the cruise ship business and hotels only. Do any of you have suggestions for locations he can try to contact? Thanks

    Bob
     
  8. evil_xander

    evil_xander Manta Ray

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  9. evil_xander

    evil_xander Manta Ray

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    Mark, for the S57 you'll probably want to contact these guys:
    Freaky Diving, diving center S 57 - Trstenik, Peljesac peninsula, Croatia - about us

    If you have time to spare, plan to visit the island Vis to do a couple of dives there, you'll not regret it! :cool2:

    As far as Pula goes, you can take either of these and go see the Baron Gautsch (or other wrecks):
    Diver sport centers international - Croatia / Hrvatska - Home
    Diving Center INDIE - Banjole, Istra - Croatia

    And should you like to visit two wrecks just in front of the coast/harbour of Rijeka (1hr drive from Pula, and on your way to Split if you go by car), namely Sigrid and El Hawi Star, contact Ferdo Hitrec of Sport Tours, unfortunatly, only cell phone available: ++385 91 88 27 109

    That pretty much sums up what I'd see if I were you and had 3 days to spare :D
     
  10. Blackwood

    Blackwood DIR Practitioner

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    That's great. Thanks Xander!
     

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