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diving on island Vis / Croatia

Discussion in 'Central and Eastern Europe' started by kruz, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. kruz

    kruz Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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    This summer me and my wife did 16 awesome dives on island Vis. Diving sites were around island Vis and nearby island Bisevo. Great diving sites with lots of walls, caves, wrecks(we did 3 wrecks - Fortunal,Teti nad Vassilios) and archaeological sites, both roman and greek, and of course rich marine life. DC we did our dives with was Dodoro DC from town Vis (http://www.dodoro-diving.com/). Hospitality was on highets level, DC is well equiped, we can reccomend it to anyone. Island Vis is very beautiful, domestic food and wine is excellent!
    We have gallery with UW photos on http://public.fotki.com/BeskrajnoPlavo/
    gallery name is "Vis '06"
    photos taken with Oly c7070

    Some photos from diving:

    amphoras
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    zeus faber
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    jelly fish
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    murray eel
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    blue cave
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    scorpion fish or scarpena (i am not sure if name is correct), croatian name is skarpina
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    againa skarpina this time on red gorgonia
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    congar in a tube on wreck Teti
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    wreck Fortunal
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    wreck Teti
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    green cave
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    town Vis at sunset
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  2. Quero

    Quero Will be missed Rest in Peace

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Phuket, Thailand
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  3. JanK

    JanK Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
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    Let me answer that by saying that after this season I swore I will not dive below 10m in the Adriatic without a drysuit. In the summer the temperature on the surface is around 22-25 degrees Celsius, but in the regions where I've been diving (the north Adriatic) there are usually two thermoclines, at around 10-15 and 20-25 meters. This year the temperatures at 15 meters were about 20 degrees and at 25 meters about 15 degrees. The coldest water I've been in was last year at 45m, 8 degrees....
     
  4. kruz

    kruz Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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    Yes, Adriatic sea is pretty cold, most divers even dive with drysuit in summer. Temps can be 25-26 on surface but if you dive some wreck it can be 14@40m. I don't have drysuit yet, i dive with 5mm.
     
  5. Quero

    Quero Will be missed Rest in Peace

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Phuket, Thailand
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    Brrr.

    I admit to being a "warm water wuss"! The water temperatures here hover right around 28°-29°C. After a two-week trip to the Galapagos islands one October a few years back (18° at many dive sites) and some dives off Brazil's coast at Rio (15° whether at the surface or at the fairly shallow bottom) I swore I'd never get back into cold water again without a drysuit. So I did go ahead and got myself drysuit certified in the cold water of northern California (8°). Unfortunately, my rental drysuit leaked and I was cold anyway--couldn't wait for the dives to end!--so I'm still not a convert to cold water diving. Maybe I just need a good experience where I'm in cold water but not physically feeling cold.

    Anyway, those photos are nice, and I really would get a thrill out of an archeologically-oriented dive, at least once!
     

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