Why scuba diving in Bol, Croatia? Bol is one of the most exciting scuba diving destinations in Croatia and this part of Europe. There are plenty of scuba diving sites along the coasts of the Brac and Hvar islands. From mid-April, the temperature of the Adriatic Sea attracts many recreational scuba divers in its depth, inviting them to explore what the Croatian underwater world has to offer. It is worth mentioning that the diving season in this part of the Adriatic Sea lasts until the beginning of November.
Many popular scuba diving locations around Bol are only a 20-40 minute boat ride. Scuba diving schools are organizing daily trips with one to three daily dives. You can dive on reefs, shipwrecks, and coves. Also, night dives are organized. The geographical position of Bol offers scuba divers a place to scuba dive safely, regardless of the weather conditions and winds that blow through the Hvar channel. Depending on the wind, diving locations are chosen daily along the shores of Brac or Hvar.
If you are not a scuba diver but want to become one, scuba diving schools in Bol offer all types of scuba diving lessons. Beginner to instructor-level courses are available. The primary, first scuba diving Open Water Diver certificate takes about 5-6 days to complete, and it is your first step into the deep. Scuba diving schools in Bol are affiliated and issuing scuba diving certification with PSS, SSI, CMAS, and PADI world scuba associations. Special courses are offered besides introductory courses, such as cave diving, shipwrecks, night diving, nitrox, stress and rescue, and many more.
The Discover Scuba Diving lesson is also available if you want to try out how it is to scuba dive or want to experience the feeling. It will show you what equipment is used and how you will take a shallow dive with the instructor holding your hand.
Recommended center for scuba diving in Bol
For over 20 years, Big Blue Diving has been serving its customers and sharing its fascination for underwater exploration.
Big Blue Diving is a scuba diving center providing a quality diving experience in a good atmosphere and with the required professionalism. They pride themselves on the high standard of service and expertise of diving staff and instructors who will make your scuba diving holidays special. Their instructors, divemasters, and the rest of the team are well-known for their professionalism and hospitality.
Keeping the sea clean
During the first week of May, a traditional scuba divers meeting takes place in Bol. It is organized and supported by local tourist organizations to invite divers to help clean the seafloor. Over the last ten years, the event grew to a point where over 200 scuba divers come to Bol to help clean the seafloor before the tourist season.
Every year, the event takes place around the 1st of May. You can get more info or make a reservation to come by contacting us.
The Adriatic Sea is warm enough for comfortable scuba diving; the average temperature ranges from 22-25C in summer and never drops below 13C in winter. The Croatian Adriatic coast is considered to be, and really is, one of the cleanest seas in Europe. This ensures high visibility while scuba diving, making 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. Numerous species of fish, mammals, mollusks, crustaceans, echinoderms, plankton, algae, sponges, and other organisms inhabit it.
Because of this, the Adriatic Sea provides great opportunities for developing scuba diving tourism. Not 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 the majority of tuna catch being exported the same day directly to Japan to be sold at its fish markets.