General information about the country
Looking for a new place to dive? Montenegro is an exquisite choice. Those who have already experienced the beautiful underwater world of this part of the Balkans don't need to be persuaded to come again. And although not every place is worthy of recommendation in this mountainous country (such as Podgorica, the country's capital), Montenegro still remains to some extent wild and exotic, and that more than makes up for the less-lovable parts.
In recent years, Montenegro has benefited from small booms in economic growth. Many new homes are being built here, more and more asphalt roads and hotels are being introduced. Perhaps most importantly for us: more diving centers are springing up as well. Maybe the peak of commerce and globalization has not yet been reached in Montenegro, but signs indicate that it is very likely to appear in the coming years. This is just one more reason why you should plan a diving trip here.
Why is Montenegro such a popular destination?
The length of Montenegro's shoreline is less than 294 km. It is varied, with many coves and bulges. The climate on the coast is typical to the Mediterranean — it's warm and even hosts palm trees. Although it is a mountainous region, and arable land accounts for only 5% of the country's area, local farmers cultivate olives, citrus, figs and grapes among other things. Thanks to this, while visiting you can make a lovely evening of tasting fine local cuisine as well as wine.
After spending time underwater, there is much to see back on dry land. Towns such as Budva, Kotor and Sveta Stefan should not be missed. Surrounded by walls, full of old tenement houses and climatic town squares, they have the power to satisfy even the most fastidious tastes of its guests. And have we mentioned that the prices in Montenegro are cheaper than those in the nearby Croatia?