Category: Diving in Croatia


Diving in Croatia is one of the best in Europe with famous diving spots such as the Kornati and Mljet National Parks and famous dives such as Modra Spilja, the Blue Cave, even if you are not even allowed to swim there anymore. Croatia is a great destination for scuba divers who love wreck diving and eagle rays. A little less known, you can also give a try at diving in Hvar and Vis islands.

The marine life in Croatia is mostly about eagle rays, octopus, scorpionfish, spiny lobsters and nudibranchs. It’s the right place to go for experienced divers mainly. Due to the water temperatures, regarding scuba gear, it is most common to scuba dive there in a 7 mm wetsuit. The best time of the year is often from July to September. The best dive sites can be reached by boat.

Below you will find all my best scuba diving stories from diving in Croatia. I share my top tips on how to organise your trip, my favourites dives, what is the best itinerary or how to do it without breaking the bank. From a travel budget point of view, Croatia is a mid-range budget destination, so you may need to save up but not as much as you think.

2 weeks in Croatia - View of Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands from the Spanish Fortress - plongée Croatie

Diving in Croatia: island hopping from Split to Dubrovnik

Croatia was on the top of my European scuba diving bucket list for some years before I book that flight ticket that would finally take me to Split. I started building my itinerary back in 2012. First, I quickly identified that between Split and Dubrovnik, there is a multitude of beautiful islands with excellent dive sites, some of the best diving in Europe. However,