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Diving in Pula and Istria

Where to dive in Croatia: Pula & Istria

Diving in Pula and Istria

Pula is a city on the coast of the Istria peninsula with many interesting diving areas. It is the westernmost region of Croatia. The clear water and a multitude of interesting caves and wrecks all of it you can see during diving in Pula and Istria.

Diving locations

Diving conditions

The water temperature in the area of the Istria Peninsula, depending on the time of year, remains within the limits of 10-25°C. The transparency of water reaches at least 15-20 metres down. There are many interesting places for diving. Starting from Medveja, where on the 20 meters long wall covered with lichens we can admire numerous starfish. You will come across a large amount of fish there, such as the sarpa salpa, or black chromis fish.
Another interesting place to dive is located in the Canyon of Pula. Ease of access from the shore makes it a popular place to visit. There are four caves around the Pula that can be explored by novice divers even.
Wrecks are undoubtedly one of the most interesting dives in the area. These include, for example: Giuseppe Dezza, Baron Gautsch, Numidia, Flamingo, or Josephina.
In the waters of the Brijuni National Park, you can encounter ghost catsharks, lobsters and crawfish. You will also come across species endemic to this region.

Diving centers:

  • Rabac Diving Resort
  • Valdaliso
  • Starfish
  • Orca Diving Centre, Verudela
  • Diving Center Hippocampus

Diving sites:

Worth to see

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Łukasz Głowacki

I’ve been diving for almost 10 years. The underwater world won my heart quite quickly. From the very beginning I wanted to be a good diver and partner, so I kept practising until I got a Master Scuba Diver PADI degree. I dive in hot and cold waters around the world. The thing I like most about diving is the sense of weightlessness and possibility to dive in the depths. I’m not too demanding when it comes to the landscapes, although I do enjoy their diversity, so I like diving in different places and conditions.

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