Scuba Diving in Bol
Why scuba diving in Bol? One of the most interesting scuba diving destinations in this part of Europe is certainly Bol, with many diving sites along the coasts of Brac and Hvar islands. From mid-April, the temperature of the Adriatic Sea attracts many recreational divers in its depth inviting them to explore what Croatian underwater world has to offer. It is worth mentioning that the diving season in this part of the Adriatic Sea lasts until beginning of November.
Many popular scuba diving locations around Bol are only a 20-40 minute boat ride. Diving scools are organizing daily trips with one to three daily dives. You can dive on reefs, ship wrecks and caves. Also night dives are organized. Geographical position of Bol offers divers to dive safely, regardless of the weather conditions and winds that blow through Hvar channel. Depending on the wind, diving locations are chosen daily on the banks of Brac or Hvar.
If you are not scuba diver, but want to become one, scuba diving schools in Bol offer all types of courses. Beginner to instructor level courses are available. Basic, first open water scuba diving certificate takes about 5-6 days to complete, and it is your first step into the deep. Scuba diving scools in Bol are affiliated with SSI, CMAS and PADI world scuba associations. Apart from basic courses, speciality courses are offered, such as cave diving, ship wrecks, night diving, stress and rescue and many more.
There are two scuba diving schools in Bol
Big Blue Diving
Diving Centre Dolphin
Keeping the sea clean
During the first week of May, a traditional divers meeting takes place in Bol. It is organized and supported by local tourist organization to invite divers to help clean sea floor. Over last 10 years, event grew to a point where over 200 scuba divers come to Bol to help clean the sea floor before the tourist season.
2015 event takes place 25.4.-2.5. You can get more info or make a reservation to come by contacting us.
Adriatic sea is warm enough for comfortable scuba diving, the average temperature ranges from 22-25C in summer and it never drops below 13C in winter. Croatian Adriatic coast is considered to be, and realy is one of the cleanest seas in Europe. This ensures high visibility while scuba diving and makes it a wonderful diving experience. Although the Adriatic sea is small, it hides some of the best diving sites. Adriatic is full of flora and fauna. It is inhabited by numerous species of fish, mammals, molluscs, crustaceans, echinoderms, plankton, algae, sponges and other organisms. Because all of this, Adriatic Sea provides great opportunities for the development of scuba diving tourism. not to forget to mention that Croatian Adriatic has many species found only here. Also Adriatic sea tuna fish is one of the most valued tuna fish in the world, with majority of tuna catch being exported the same day directly to Japan to be sold at its fish markets.