General information about the country
Croatia has been visited by tourists from all over Europe and beyond for years, and it continues to enjoy unflagging enthusiasm. Many people return there every chance they get, and often to the exact same places they have already visited, whether they be on the coast or on one of Croatia's islands (such as Vis, Brač or Hvar). And as you probably already know: many people love to visit in order to indulge in the charming sport of diving.
Croatia has interesting attractions and is rich in tourism throughout the entire country. Anyone can find something they love doing there: biking, hiking, visiting historic places and monuments, sailing (which is very popular) and, of course, as already mentioned: diving.
Why is Croatia such a popular destination?
This country has many national parks, a coastline with a length of nearly 6000 km, and many picturesque islands. The coast stretches from Pula to Zadar. Some places that are worth diving on the coast are the Kornati nature reserve and the well-known Dubrovnik. Croatia is a mix of Mediterranean, Slavic and Western European cultures. It also well-known for having delicious food and drinks, and more often than not: favorable weather conditions.
When looking for diving centers, remember that they operate mainly from May through October. The majority of them are closed from November to April. But it is worth knowing that many ships for liveaboards are based out of Croatia. The cost-permitting, this may be a great option for your diving trip to Croatia.
Croatia has literally thousands of dive sites suitable for both recreational and technical divers. There are also many dive sites that are great for freedivers. Almost every site is a testament to the richness of the underwater world. Underwater cliffs, vertical walls full of recesses, descend deep into the waters on the coast of Croatia — even as deep as 90 meters (and more). The jagged coastline as seen from a boat gets very interesting under the water because there it reveals its true diversity.