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Scuba Diving in Bol Croatia

Why scuba diving in Bol, Croatia? One of the most interesting scuba diving Croatia destinations and this part of Europe is certainly Bol, with many 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 caves. 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 on the banks 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 is available. Basic, the first 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. Apart from basic courses, speciality courses are offered, such as cave diving, shipwrecks, night diving, stress and rescue, and many more.

If you are just looking to try out how it is to scuba dive or just want to experience the feeling, the Discover Scuba Diving lesson is also available. It will show you what equipment is used and how then you will take a shallow dive with the instructor holding your hand.

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Scuba diving in Bol Croatia

Recommended centre for scuba diving in Bol

For over 20 years, Big Blue Diving is serving its customers and sharing its fascination for underwater exploration.

Big Blue Diving is a scuba diving centre 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 staff are well known for their professionalism and hospitality.

Scuba diving in Bol Croatia - Big Blue Diving
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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 the local tourist organizations to invite divers to help clean the seafloor. Over the last 10 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 event takes place around the 1st of May. You can get more info or make a reservation to come by contacting us.

Adriatic Sea

The 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 really 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 of all of this, the 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 the majority of tuna catch being exported the same day directly to Japan to be sold at its fish markets.