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Sailing routes in Croatia

 
MAP OF THE ROUTE

South Route
Hvar-Korcula-Vis

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South Route + Lastovo
Hvar-Korcula-Lastovo-Vis

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North route
Zirje-Kornati-Dugi- Kapri-Zlarin

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korcula diving

South Route

The trip:
We start our trip from marina near Split airport and head first day toward Devil islands next to Hvar city. Here we sleep in nice protected lagoon. Next morning we arrive at Korcula island. On Korcula we stay in little bay ''Tri Porta''. This is most perfect spot in Adriatic for easy cave dives and canyons. Most famous dive is Zaklopatica caves accessible even to beginner divers, full of cracks and holes over the sealing. Dance of light and contrasts make these dives some of the best in Adriatic. Here we stay two days and do 4 dives. We usually rent a cars during the afternoon and drive over the island to Korcula city which is one of oldest towns in Europe with Marco Polo house open for visit.

Korcula
City of Korcula
Zaklopatica cave
Zaklopatica cave

We continue our trip to Vis island toward Komiza village. On our way we pass next to Senko Karauza ''Konoba'' (old stile restaurant) and Stiniva bay. Both of these are only approachable from the sea and should not be missed. From Komiza we dive 2 wrecks Vasilios and Teti. Vasilios is a big 104 m long wreck with big cargo areas and easy to penetrate but our favorite is Teti wreck where conger eels come out to play with you. Next day we dive on near by island Bisevo on some of most remote places in Adriatic. Big drop offs and caves available to OWD as well as Technical divers. Usually in afternoon we rent scoters or cars and drive over the island to city of Vis. Vis inter area is unique and full of vegetation. It is possible to visit Tito cave (cave where Tito was hiding during 2WW), and top of the island with best view possible.

Vasilios
Command bridge on Vassilios wreck
Conger eel
Conger eel on Teti wreck coming out to play

 

Next day we dive on south cliffs of Vis island where is one of best dives, as usually best dives go this one is half cave, half canyon, half drop off...After dives we depart back toward mainland and our marina.

diving on Vis
Madvedina cave on Bisevo
Stiniva bay
Stiniva bay on Vis


Schedule:

DAY1
- Arrival and transfer to marina.
- Making of crew list and buying supply in supermarket.
- Boarding of the sailing boats and briefing about the trip and boat.
- Sailing to Devil islands next to Hvar island

DAY2
- Morning sail from Hrvar to Korcula.
- Arriving in Three ports on Korcula and going for 2 dives.
- Possibility of lunch in fisherman house.
- Staying on Korcula over night.

DAY3
- 2 morning dives
- Possibility of sightseeing city and island of Korcula.
- Visit to Marco Polo house

DAY4
- Departure from Korcula in the morning and sailing toward Vis island.
- Stop for swimming / snorkeling in Green cave and Stiniva bay.
- Possibility of lunch in old stile restaurant ''Konoba''
- Arriving in Komiza harbor in afternoon.
- Evening out in Komiza village.

DAY5
- Two morning dives on wrecks Vassilios and Teti.
- Possibility of renting scooters or cars and sightseeing city and island of Vis.
- On sightseeing route there is a beautiful family run restaurant we can visit as well as caves where Tito was hiding during 2WW..

DAY6
- Two dives on Bisevo island - Medvedina cave
- Possible to sleep over in Porat bay with sand beach and great old stile restaurant.
- Game of Picigin on sandy beach.

DAY7
- Morning departure from Vis (or Bisevo) and sailing toward marina.
- Two dives on Mr Bendy dive.
- Staying over night in nice little bay.

DAY8
- Arriving during morning in marina.
- Packing and disembarking off the boat.
- Transfer to airport or apartments.

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Lastovo

South route + Lastovo

The trip:
This is a little bit more action packed route and involves more sailing and less time for sightseeing over islands, but you do get to dive on best two dives there and see pirate bays of Lastovo.

We start our trip from marina near Split airport and head first day toward Devil islands next to Hvar city. Next morning we arrive at Korcula island.
Here we stay in little bay ''Tri Porta''. This is most perfect spot in Adriatic for easy cave dives and canyons. Most famous dive is Zaklopatica caves accessible even to beginner divers full of cracks and holes over the sealing. Game of light and contrasts make these dives some of the best in Adriatic. Here we stay one day and morning - 2 or 4dives.

 

Bjelac

 

bjelac dive

 

We continue our trip to Lastovo island toward Pasadur from where we go for two famous dives Bjelac (white man) and Crnac (black man). On Bjelac there is a tunnel through entire island and no meter how many dives you do here it is perfect every time.
Next day we go for two morning dives (if possible to Struga drop offs) and in afternoon we can rent scoters or cars and go discovering the island. Lastovo is famous for being the pirate island in the past so there are many interesting and unique places and bays to visit.

Next morning we sail for Vis island toward Komiza village. From Komiza we dive 2 wrecks Vasilios and Teti. Vasilios is a big 104 m long wreck with big cargo areas and easy to penetrate but our favorite is Teti wreck where conger eels come out to play with you. After dives we depart back toward mainland and our marina.

Schedule:

DAY1
- Arrival and transfer to marina.
- Making of crew list and buying supply in supermarket.
- Boarding of the sailing boats and briefing about the trip and boat.
- Sailing to Devil islands next to Hvar island

DAY2
- Morning sail from Hrvar to Korcula.
- Arriving in Three ports on Korcula and going for 2 dives.
- Possibility of lunch in fisherman house.
- Possibility of sightseeing city and island of Korcula.
- Visit to Marco Polo house
- Staying on Korcula over night.

DAY3
- 2 morning dives
- Departure from Korcula to Lastovo.
- Arrival on Lastovo through pirates passage.

DAY4
- Two morning dives on Bjelac (white man) and Crnac (black man) islands
- In afternoon we can rent scooters and explore Lastovo all the way to Struga light house on the cliffs. Possibility of lunch in Hidden bay in beautiful restaurant directly on sea side.

DAY5
- Departure from Lastovo in the morning and sailing toward Vis island.
- Stop for swimming / snorkeling on Susac island, one of most wild islands in Adriatic.
- Possibility of lunch in old stile restaurant ''Konoba''
- Arriving in Komiza harbor in afternoon.
- Evening out in Komiza village.

DAY6
- Two morning dives on wrecks Vassilios and Teti.
- Possibility of renting scooters or cars and sightseeing city and island of Vis.
- On sightseeing route there is a beautiful family run restaurant we can visit as well as caves where Tito was hiding during 2WW..

DAY7
- Morning departure from Vis and sailing toward marina.
- Two dives on Mr Bendy dive.
- Staying over night in nice little bay.

DAY8
- Arriving during morning in marina.
- Packing and disembarking off the boat.
- Transfer to airport or apartments.

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Kornati diving

North route

North route is full of National parks and special micro locations. From first day on you will enjoy unique nature accessible only by boat and dived just by few. Our trip takes us over Zirje island where we dive Blitvenica island or Kosmerci shallow both in top 10 dives in Adriatic. We go on through Kornati National Park, absolute haven for sailors. Here we dive on drop offs which start hundred meters above sea and continue hundred meters under the sea. Visibility during dives is often over 60 m so you feel like flying next to cliffs fully ''dressed'' in corals. Next day we are in second National Park Telascica on Dugi (Long) island. Here you can enjoy diving and sightseeing which is reserved just for few. Our trip takes us back over Murter toward Zlarin island where we dive shallow dives full of different schools of fish, corals and always Barracuda.

Sailing north


Night in Zlarin harbor with visiting old stile restaurant ''Konoba'' and walk in vineyards is a special treat. Last day we have Cathedral dive and sleep over in nice little bay and have Good By party.

Schedule:

DAY1
- Arrival and transfer to marina.
- Making of crew list and buying supply in supermarket.
- Boarding of the sailing boats and briefing about the trip and boat.
- Boarding and sailing Zirje islands.
- Staying over in nice protected bay.

DAY2
- Two morning dives on Kosmerci shallow or island Blitvenica.
- Barbecue lunch in little bay on Zirje

DAY3
- 2 morning dives on Zirje or Blitvenica
- Sailing in National Park Kornati to Mana island where in little lagoon we spend the night.

diving on Kornati
Telascica diving

DAY4
- Diving two morning dives in National Park Kornati
- Sailing over N.P.Kornati to N.P.Telascica.
- Staying over night in Telascica or Sali bay

DAY5
- Two dives on Dugi (Long) island
- Possibility of renting scooters or cars and exploring Dugi island
- In Sali bay there is a nice family restaurant with fresh fish.

DAY6
- Sailing to Zlarin island.
- On trip to Zlarin island stop on Kapri island and dive on big overhang cliff, sailing to Sestrice shallow where we do shallow dive full of life including Adriatic Barracuda.
- Arrival on Zlarin island and possibility of dinner in old stile restaurant ''Konoba''
- Game of Bull, tournament.

DAY7
- Morning coffee on Zlarin and sailing back toward Marina.
- Possibility of extra two dives on Sokol island and Cathedral dive.
- Arriving in lagoon where we stay over night and have little Good By party.

DAY8
- Arriving in marina.
- Packing and disembarking off the boat.
- Transfers to airport or apartments.

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