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Diving in Croatia

Discussion in 'Central and Eastern Europe' started by fras85, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. wilsonsheldon

    wilsonsheldon Garibaldi

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    Hi everyone.

    Has anyone been down to the B-24 at: 45° 9' N / 13° 31' E? Or does anyone have any info on it?

    Also noted here

    B-24 Liberator US Bomber - Diving in Istra, Croatia - Wannadive.net - World dive site atlas

    I was quite surprised to see it logged as this is where my Grandfather's B-24 went down in 1944 killing him and his crew. They never located the wreckage. I'm VERY curious to know if the serial number could be retrieved off this plane.

    Thanks very much for your time.

    Wilson
     
  2. tamas970

    tamas970 Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Switzerland - way too far from warm seas:(
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    Wow, that one's new to me! The one (B17, not 24) I know of went down near Vis (and lies at tech depth, 70+m). If I happen to be in Istria in the coming years I'll check it out. Until then you might ask the nearby dive centers if they are diving the wreck.
     
  3. pantich

    pantich Angel Fish

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    Location: Madrid, Spain
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    If you are coming at high season then every place which is worth to see is crowded. My tip is island Ciovo (very close to the town of Trogir) where is possible snorkeling or scuba diving. Or maybe islands around Split because the sea is crystal clear and perfect for what you are looking for. Islands of Hvar, Brac, Solta ...
     
  4. altaskier

    altaskier Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Chicagoland, USA
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    Hd grt wknd of dvng n Krk (no vowels allowed, apparently) with http://www.diver-krk.hr/. The owner has been diving in the area for more than three decades, so he knows the places to go! (He also teaches SSI and carries a DAN oxygen kit on his boat). However, while he speaks Italian and maybe some German in addition to Croatian, he doesn't know much English (and I don't know much Croatian) but fortunately I was there with two really good friends who could handle all the translations. We dived walls, not wrecks, and the highlight for me was Selzine Cape which had a beautiful bunch of corals and loads of fish at ~35 m. I was really happy with the visit! By the way, I brought my drysuit and was happy; my friends were diving 7 mm wetsuits and were a bit cold in mid-September.
     
  5. tamas970

    tamas970 Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Switzerland - way too far from warm seas:(
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    Important piece of info:) even though the water is the warmest in aug-sep, at 30+m/100' depth its usually not more than 12C. And there is quite a lot to see at those depths, my favorites, the purple gorgonians start at ~40m... I am usually fine though in my 7mm semidry+hooded west.
     

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