Diving Regulations issued by the Ministry for Maritime Affairs
In order to dive in the areas which are not off limits, each diver must have a diving license issued by the Croatian divers association which can be purchased through diving clubs and centres as well as authorised tourist agencies along the entire Adriatic coast.
The diving license is valid for one year. The price is 100 kunas, and is issued only to those persons, which have the appropriate diving qualifications from one of the internationally recognised diving schools.
Diving is permitted in prohibited zones only if the diver is accompanied by a diving centre that has a concession license of the Ministry of Culture or national park for that zone for the year 2004.
Diving may be organised or individual.
1.Organised diving is diving performed exclusively in the company of a guide or a diving instructor verified by the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, and organised by a diving centre or a diving club registered in the Republic of Croatia.
2.Individual diving is performed on the basis of Permits for individual diving. Permits are issued by the Port Authorities. Permits are issued to persons with a valid divers card of the Croatian Diving Federation for the period of one year from the date of issue. The cost of issuing the Permit is 2400.00 KN. The central diving organisation is the Croatian diving association which through its programs carries out diving training, but along with other projects is also an active participant in the protection and preservation of the submarine world.
At the Croatian chamber of economy is the group of diving tourism, which is a professional diving association.
Information about diving in Croatia: www.diving.hr & www.diving-hrs.hr
Featured Diving Centres
The diving centre "Diving Dolphin" offers complete programs for all divers and for all who want to become one. It's important to say, that we have very professional team of instructors with years of experience and knowledge offering you complete diving services. "Diving Dolphin" has over 20 beautiful diving locations, steep walls, reefs, wrecks, beautiful caves, wonderful fish and other underwater life that will fascinate everyone who dives here. Our diving centre in Bol offers different kinds of diving courses - from complete beginners to professional diving instructors levels, from the world's best diving associations - PADI, SSI, UDI, CMAS. Visit http://www.diving-dolphin.com for more information. E-mail: email@example.com Tel: +385 912508033 Fax: +385 21740136.
This Dive Centre is based in Istria and has a fascinating wreck dive on a large merchant ship that sank in 1917 carrying mahogany near the island of Cres. You can take scuba diving courses from beginner to advanced. Click here for more information.
This Dive Centre, based in Biograd, is located 28 km south of Zadar and is the gateway to the Kornati archipelago. More than 20 diverse locations are within easy reach by boat. They offer introductory lessons and you can follow that up with the course for an international open-water diver's licence. Click here for more information.
The Orebeach Club
Situated in Orebic close to Korcula and Dubrovnik. Shipwrecks and training courses.
"The most desirable dive location on the Adriatic - shipwrecks from B.C. till now, surrounded with beautiful flora and fauna." Click here for more information.
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