Kukuljar

Information

port, place of departure:                              Tisno,

depth at the bottom:                                   40m,

level of diver training:                                  beginner/advanced,

diving type:                                                dive spot/reef/wall,

diving period:                                             whole year. Season june-september,

visibility max:                                            30 m,

water temperature:                                    11-24 °C,

available from:                                           boat,

currents:                                                   strong,

warnings:                                                  watch out for the strong currents.

Points of entering to the lake (see map)

Underwater attractions

About 1.5 km to the south of Murter island is Kukuljar – uninhabited island with the signal lighthouse. Kukuljar rises only 3 meters above the water level, its stone shores are torn and hard to reach. Periodically there are strong currents. Diving begins mainly on a quite shallow, sloping gently west shore of the island. Next you swim around admiring the system of stone terraces at a depth of 15-20 meters and small walls, which descend on 25 meters. Swimming farther you is a larger wall reaching 40 meters, where at the bottom fishing net is stretched. There it is possible to find small caves and overhangs covered by gorgonians and sponges. As swimming the island doesn’t take more than 30 minutes, advanced divers are usually doing it twice – at a depth 30 and 5-10 meters. Novice persons can go only to the shallower lap, where you also can find a lot of attractions – e.g. huge bait fish. Kukuljar waters are inhabited by many species of sea animals, such as sea basses, sea eels, small crayfish, crawfish, sea slugs, scorpion fishes, squid and octopus. Due to good visibility, lovers of underwater photography will like this place. There are also organized night-time expeditions.

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