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Adriatic Nautical Guide

DIVING IN CROATIA

Diving for recreation and sports in Croatia is subject to the following regulations:

1. Regulations on Underwater Activities (Official Gazette No. 47/99), issued by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Traffic and Communications
2. Regulations on Teaching of Diving and Diving for Sports and Recreation (Official Gazette No. 105/2000), issued by the Ministry of Education and Sports
3. Regulations on Licensing of Underwater Activities in Zones of Coastal Waters and Territorial Waters of the Republic of Croatia Protected as Cultural Heritage (Official Gazette No. 78/2000), issued by the Ministry of Culture
4. Regulations on Concession Licenses (Official Gazette 51/96) issued by Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Traffic and Communications
5. Regulations on Customs Procedure and Passenger Traffic (Official Gazette No. 63/92), issued by the Customs Administration.

 

Diving is permitted only provided that a person holds a valid diver's card issued by the Croatian Diving Federation (CDF).

A diver's card is valid for a year as of the date of issue and is issued only to divers with a valid diver's brevet issued by one of the international diving associations (CMAS, PADI, SSI, NAUI, NASDS, YMCA, MDEA, NASE, IDEA IANDTD, NSS-CDS, ANDI, TDI NACI, PSA, PDIC, SDI, FIAS, ACUC, BSAC, VDST, BARACUDA, IDD, UDI, ... and other international diving associations).


Temporary diver's brevets are not valid.


Price of a diver's card is Kuna 100.00 (and cannot be sold per higher price).

The area of diving shall be clearly marked with a prescribed buoy or a flag.

Diving schools shall report to the Croatian Diving Federation, and CDF shall return a certified list to the instructor. CDF shall certify the list of candidates to the diving schools only if the school is organized through a member of CDF, and the instructor is licensed for the current year and holds a valid license for work in the Republic of Croatia.

The highest permitted depth of diving for sports and recreation on air is 40 meters.


Zones where diving is prohibited:

1. parts of coastal waters encompassing harbors, harbor accesses, anchorages, and areas of heavy traffic;
2. strict and special sea nature reserves, nature parks, and in other protected zones of sea and sea bed (Malostonski Bay, Limski Bay)
3. close to anchored military ships and protected military facilities at the coastal edge at distance lower than 100 meters
4. National Parks of Brijuni and Krka

 

A. Zones where special permits are required for diving:

1. Kornati National Park - Management, phone/fax: ++385 (0) 22 434 662 ++385 (0) 22 435 058

In 2001, authorized to organize diving activities in Kornati National Park are:

a) Neptun-Sub - Šibenik (Vodice)
b) Alba Maris - Biograd n/m
c) Delfin ronioci - Biograd n/m
d) Nautilus d.o.o. - Betina
e) VAL d.o.o. - Jelsa
f) Aquanaut d.o.o. - Murter
g) Ivan Mihalic - Sali
h) DC Zlatna Luka - Bibinje
i) MOANA d.o.o. - Jezera
j) B & J d.o.o. - Mošcenicka Draga
k) Aurea international d.o.o. - Krk
l) Vodeni sportovi d.o.o. - Samobor

2. Mljet National Park - Management, phone/fax: ++385 (0) 20 744 041 ++385 (0) 20 744 043

In 2001, authorized centers for diving activities in Mljet National Park are:

a) Kronmar Sub - Split (Pomena), 091/542 1319, 091/ 313 2120

3. Telašcica Park of Nature 023/ 377 096 - Management of the Park

B. Diving is permitted only subject to a previous authorization
by the Ministry of Culture - Department of Cultural Heritage Protection

a) Zagreb - phone: 01/6116 848, fax: 01/6116 849
b) Pula - phone: 052/451 711, fax: 052/451 829
c) Split - phone: 021/305 444, fax: 021/305 418
d) Dubrovnik - phone: 020/411 075, fax: 020/411 075 (loc. 120)

in the following zones of coastal waters and territorial waters of the Republic of Croatia:

1. VIS zone, area bordered with the following coordinates (encompassing the islands of Vis,
Biševo, Svetac, and Brusnik, with the appertaining reefs and shallows)

A - W = 42 55' 00'' N L = 15 40' 00'' E
B - W = 42 55' 00'' N L = 16 20' 00'' E
C - W = 43 08' 00'' N L = 15 40' 00'' E
D - W = 43 08' 00'' N L = 16 20' 00'' E

2. LASTOVO zone, area bordered with the following coordinates (encompasing the islands of Sušac, Kopište, Lastovo, groups of islands of Donji školji and Vrhovnjaci, with all the appertaining reefs and shallows)

A - W = 42 40' 00'' N L = 16 27' 00'' E
B - W = 42 40' 00'' N L = 17 10' 00'' E
C - W = 42 49' 00'' N L = 16 27' 00'' E
D - W = 42 49' 00'' N L = 17 10' 00'' E

3. PALAGRUŽA zone, area bordered with the following coordinates (encompassing all the islands of the group of islands with the appertaining reefs and shallows)

A - W = 42 22' 00'' N L = 16 14' 00'' E
B - W = 42 22' 00'' N L = 16 21' 00'' E
C - W = 42 24' 00'' N L = 16 14' 00'' E
D - W = 42 24' 00'' N L = 16 21' 00'' E

4. MLJET zone, encompassing a 300 meters wide sea belt from the coastline of the island and all the other small islands and rocks in the zone 2000 meters from the island coastline.

5. JABUKA zone, 300 meters wide sea belt, around the island, including the shallows of Jabuka.

6. PREMUDA zone - Szent Istvan wreck, 300 meters wide sea belt, around the position 44 14' 88'' N and 14 26' 26'' E.

7. NOVIGRAD zone - Coriolanus wreck, 300 meters wide sea belt, around the position 45 19' 09'' N and 13 25' 25'' E.

8. SV. IVAN NA PUCINI zone - Baron Gautsch wreck, 300 meters wide sea belt around the position 44 56' 25'' N and 13 34' 43'' E.

9. PELJEŠAC zone - Olympia wreck, "8-57", 300 meters wide sea belt, around the position 42 51' 20'' N and 17 30' 00'' E.

10. ŽIRJE zone, 300 meters wide sea belt, around the position 43 40' 00'' N, 15 40' 15'' E.

11. CAVTAT zone, 300 meters wide sea belt, around the position 42 35' 45'' N, 18 12' 30'' E.

WWW.DIVING-HRS.HR

For the year 2001, licenses for diving in zones under protection by the Ministry of Culture were issued to the following entities:

For Istarska County:

Diving centers

1. Nadi & Co. - Rovinj 2. Plava laguna - Porec 3. Petra d.o.o. - Rovinj
4. Lorymar Sub - Fažana 5. KL - Sub - Pula 6. San Lorenzo d.o.o. - Porec

For Splitsko-Dalmatinska County:

Diving centers

1. Stiga d.o.o. - Split 2. Dodoro d.o.o. - Split 3. TA Darlic & Darlic - Komiža

Club

1. KPA Vis - Vis

For Dubrovacko-Neretvanska County:

Diving centers

1. Ronilacki raj - Lastovo 2. Epidaurum - Cavtat 3. Kronmar - Split
4. MM Sub - Lumbarda 5. Lopin & Co. - Žuljana  

Clubs

1. KPA Tajan - Lastovo 2. KPA Drava - Varaždin

Diving activities are supervised by the Port Authorities, Maritime Police, and diving inspectors of the Ministry of Education and Sports.


Legal entities failing to comply with the Regulations on Underwater Activities shall be fined with Kuna 3,000 to 15,000, and individuals shall be subject to Kuna 1,000 to 5,000 as well as an immediate fine of Kuna 500.00.

Maritime Search and Rescue Service: 9155 (DAN), VHF channels 16, 10, 74

Pula barochamber - phone/fax: ++385 (0) 52 217 877, 24 572, mob. 098/255 945, mob. 098/219 225

Split barochamber - IPM HRM, phone: ++385 (0) 21 354 511

Split barochamber - phone/fax: ++385 091/546 13 13, 099/475 095

Osijek Clinical Hospital Center - phone/fax: 031/511 511

Additional information available on CDF web page:www.diving-hrs.hr,
as well as the phones: 01/48 48 765, and fax: 01/ 48 49 119, E-mail: hrscdf@zg.tel.hr

In case that the points of sale as mentioned in CDF directory (attached) reject to sell a diver's card or sell it per price exceeding Kuna 100.00, please report it to CDF immediately, phone: 01/48 48 765.

 

ADRESS DIVING CENTERS & CLUBS CONTACT TEL./MOB.


1. Umag -1. B. Slovan 7/1 "Sipar" Milan Vukšic 099/481-183
2. Lanterna - SC Valeta "Waterworld" Ronald Kneiske 052/405-045
3. Porec - N. Tesla 9 "Porec" Petar Muškovic 052/452-300
4. Porec - Obala maršala Tita 16 "Lorymar Sub" ("Sunny - Way") Vladimir Beronja 052/431-295
5. Porec - T.N. Brulo SC Jedro "Lorymar Sub" Vladimir Beronja 099/513-166
6. Porec - Plava Laguna "Plava Laguna" Emil Prodan 098/367-619
7. Porec - Zelena Laguna, M. Županica 5 "S. Lorenzo" Saša Radic 052/410-594
8. Vrsar - Obala maršala Tita bb "Ugor" Branko Maras 052/441-386
9. Vrsar - Autokamp Porto sole "Starfish" Lidija Betz 098/334-816
10. Rovinj - Marina Valalta-autokamp "Adriatic Aqua Club" Marino Žufic 098/334-519
11. Rovinj Apartmansko naselje Vilas Rubin "Diver Sport Centar" Sergej Valerijev 052/816-648
12. Rovinj - Karducci 4 "Lokve" Natale Medak 052/813-365
13. Rovinj - Ulica Laste "Nadi & Co" Siniša Nadi 052/813-290
14. Rovinj - Ulica Laste (veslacki klub) "Petra" Ivica Stanic 052/814-113
15. Pula A. C. Stoja "Abyss" Igor Jelic
16. Pula - Flanaticka 19 "Neptun" Davor Miloševic 099/436-957
17. Pula - Verudela 9 - Lucica Bimarina "Uljanik" Alesio Biletic 052/336-04
18. Pula - Kamp "Indie", Banjole "KL-SUB" Željko Kamerla 098/334-181
19. Pula - Cetinere - Banjole "OXY" Rade Vadunec 098/255-945
20. Pula - Lucica Bunarina "GLI MAN" Branko Glišic 098/255-062
21. Pula-Riva20 "AM - Nautic" Orijana Viljevac 052/222-652
22. Pula - Glavinica 1 "CPA - Pula" Tomo Stipancic 052/214-775
23. Pula - Uvala Sakucani "D.A.C." Kristijan Družeta 099/436-820
24. Medulin - "Sub Centar" "Mladost" Lucio Lorencin 098/254-659
25. Medulin - Hotel Medulin "Discovery Scuba Center" Branko Popovic 099/513-771
26. Labin - Sv. Marina bb "Sv. Marina Scuba Center" Christoph Karcher Steffen Becker 052/879-052
27. Medveja "E - Medveja" Dragan Cakardic 098/368-918
28. Mošcenicka Draga Villa Istra "B & J" Janislav Kovacec 051/737-208
29. Mošcenicka Draga, Stari grad 1 "Annalinea" Anita Staraj 051/737-207, 051/737-506
30. Opatija - Obala maršala Tita bb Restoran "Mali raj" "JANA" Rikardo Zwicker 098/383-140
31. Rijeka - Hosti 57, Pehlin "Aquasub" Bojan Tuthan 099/481-799
32. Lovran - Brajdice 50 "Lepeza" Luana Radetic 099/518-151
33. Baška - Einila Geistlicha 46 "Tauchbasis Delphin" Herman Gruber 051/656-126
34. Stara Baška bb "Correct-Diving" Branko Gašpar 051/844-744
35. Kostrena - Rožici 1 "Kostrena" Slavko Gauš 051/289-175
36. Kostrena - Rožici 1 "M.A. Sport" Andrej Žic 051/288-999
37. Malinska - Holelsko naselje "Haludovo" "Diver Sport Centar" Dorde Ban 051/859-111
38. Punat "Tauchtreff' Martin Friedrich 051/855-120
39. Krk - V. Lisinskog 2 "Tel Turist" Ivan Kramar 051/221-075
40. Krk - Senjska bb "Bios" Davorin Sovic 098/326-409
41. Krk - B. Juras 9 "Diver Krk" Darinka Kirincic 051/222-390
42. Krk-Baška, Jurandvor l4 "Nulli Secundus" Tanja Grg 051/856-206
43. Krk - Krk, Josipa Pupacica 1 "Aurea" Svjetlana Volaric 051/222-277
44. Krk - Krk, Lukobran 8 "Diving Center Krk" Adriano Bahtz 051/222-563
45. Rab-Barbat710 "Ilarija" Arijan Žigo 051/721-154
46. Rab - Kampor 413a "Kron" Andreas Kron 051/776-620
47. Rab -Kampor378 "Rab Eko" Ivan Stanicic 051/776-671
48. Rab - Palit 403 "Amfora" Josip Debelic 051/724-834
49. Novi Vinodolski, Hotel Lišanj "Shark" Javor Crijenica 098/234-453
50. Novi Vinodolski HTP Zagori "E" Emir Imainovic 098/329-329
51. Sveti Juraj - Novo naselje bb "Vivera" Miro Potocnik 051/883--144
52. Selce - Uvala Slana "Mihuric" Drago Jurin 051/765-462
53. Karlobag - Hotel "Zagreb" "Atlantida" Andrej Jurkovic 099/539-484
54. Cres - Auto Camp Kovacine "Diving Cres" Gerhard Strasser, Mirko Obennan 051/571-706
55. Cres - Martinšcica, Auto Camp "Slatina" "Žeca" Ana Saganic 051/574-257 051/574-127
56. Cres - Martinšcica 63 "Lambert Jan Lambert 051/574-129
57. Mali Lošinj-Škveric bb "Udica" Nikola Tataj 051/232-155
58. Mali Lošinj - Suncana uvala "SUB 1000" Dubravko Baotic 098/351-719
59. Mali Lošinj - Uvala Cikat "Diver Sport Centar" Bojan Stankovic 051/233-900
60. Mali Lošinj - Škveric bb "Lošinj" Arlen Abrainic 051/231-639
61. Mali Lošinj - Vresikova 4a "Sumartin" Živko Žagar 051/232-835
62. Mali Lošinj - Uvala Cikat "Adriatic Divers Ronald Thratis 051/232-918
63. Dugi otok, Hotel Božava "Sportski obrt ronjenje" Ludger Bruggenthies 023/377-618
64. Dugi otok - Sali, Obala Petra Lorinja b.b. "Sali" Nives Beneti 023/377-094
65. Pag - Marina Šimuni "Šimuni Šport" Bernhard Gruber 051/697-321
66. Pag - Hotel "Pagus" "Mar-Sub" Goran Hudoklin 098/209-144
67. Pag - Novalja, Petra Krešimira bb "D.C. Submarine" Zdravko Sever 098/205-772
68. Pag - Novalja, Matice Hrvatske bb "Pliskavica" Ivica Pavlovic 053/662-419
69. Starigrad - Paklenica, A. Stepinca 14 "Brak" Ivan Bušljeta 099/534-475
70. Zadar - Obala kneza Trpimira bb "Zadar" Damir Velemir 099/438-628 023/332-954
71. Suha Punta- Komati I. Mažuranica22 "Zadar SUB" Zoran Stipanic 023/430-244 098/330-472
72. Ugljan - Preko "Rušev - TA" Srecko Rušev 023/286-266
73. Ugljan - Kukljica T.N. Zelena Punta "Dora" Vedran Šuškovic 098/386-274
74. Ist +386 41 625 615 "Adriatic Diving Line (ADL)" Marko Vilfan 023/372-650
75. Biograd n/m Bazen Biograd "Albamaris" Katarina Jelic 023/385-435
76. Biograd n/m Obala br. 1 "Delfin ronioci " Frank Thom 023/384-841
77. Pakoitani "Maksmar SUB" Nebojša Maksan 099/550-201
78. Vodice - Hotel "Imperijal" "Dive In" Krcmar Ranko 022/454-454
79. Vodice - Hotel "Punta" "Neptun SUB" Jovica Brkic 098/266-882
80. Šibenik - Rogoznica Miminac 1 "Adriatic Diving Academy (ADA)" Slobodan Macura 022/577-990
81. Šibenik - Draga 5 "ECOS" Darko Bujas 098/266-279
82. PrimoSten - Marina Kremik "Primošten" Boris Miškic 022/571-222
83. Murter - Betina, Autokamp Kosirina "Moleka" Tomislav Uroda 022/434-269
84. Murter - Betina 2 "Komatar" Milan Papeša 022/434-993
85. Murter - Betina, Branimirova 9 "Nautilus" Miljenko Brkljacic 022/434-337 098/266-030
86. Split - Cvjetna l "Zenta" Vladimir Duplancic 021/365-764
87. Split - R. Boškovica 19 "Kronmar" Zoran Ergovic 099/528-763
88. Split - R. Boškovica bb "Ocean" Ringo Jaramaz 021/371-358
89. Kaštel Lukšic Murtinica 3 "Kaštela SUB" Dean Buric 021/228-322
90. Kaštel Kambelovac, Kaštelanska cesta 110 "Kaštelanski biser" Nikola Dragun 021/220-121
91. Trogir - Okrug Gomji, Pod Luku 1 "Santa Fumija" Jozo - Miki Miše 021/886-299
92. Bol - Brac - Hotelsko naselje "Zlatni Rat" "Big Blue" Igor Glavicic 098/212-419
93. Brac - Supetar, Supetar 7 "Kaktus" Martin Schwantner 021/630-421
94. Brac - Supetar, Put Vela Luke 4 "Numitor Centar" Martin Schwantner, Lucija Martinic 021/630-421
95. Brac - Supetar, Porat b.b. "Arbun" Jerka Papic 021/630-707
96. Dugi rat - Omiš Jadranska 10 "Jadran" Luka Lukacevic 021/876-454
97. Makarska P. Krešimira IV 43 "More" Bojan Runtic 098/265-241
98. Brela - Hotel Soline "Aquanaut" Matko Medic 099/527-289
99. Hvar - Š. Ljubica 11 "Uvala Lozna" Vinko Petrinovic 099/477-239
100. Hvar - Groda bb, p.p. 1 "Pelegrin" Rikardo Franulovic 021/742-881
101. Hvar - Jelsa, Hotel Jadran "Omfala Centar" Claudia Stiell, Franz Koberstein 021/761-822
102. Hvar - Šamoreta, Dolac b.b. "D.D.A". Garstecki Jiirgen 021/742-490
103. Hvar - Jelsa, Zavala b.b. "VAL" Marino Jakas 099/477-629
104. Podgora - Branimirova obala 107 "Birgmaier SUB" Oleg Birgmaier 098/321-953
105. Komiža - Matice Hrvatske 100 "ISSA Diving Centar" Siniša Ižakovic 021/713-651
106. Vis - M. Pušica bb "Dodoro" Nenad Milosavljevic 021/711-311
107. Komiža - Vis Vukovarska 33 "Manta" Lorenz Marovic 098/265-923
108. Lumbarda - Korcula Tatinja 65 "M. M. SUB" MIljenko Marukic 098/285-011 020/712-288
109. Vela Luka- Korcula Obala 1.br. 9 "Zubatac" Eldo Franulovic 020/812-466
110. Blato - Korcula Apartmani Prišcapac "Ocean" Zoran Bacic 099/526-432
111. Pelješac - Vignja bb "Bofor" Roso Mario 020/719-072
112. Pelješac - Žuljana "Lopin & Co" Dragan Lopin 020/756-108
113. Mljet - Hotel Odisej "Nimar" Nino Puhiera 099/479-770
114. Dubrovnik -1. Zajca 38 "Dubrovnik" Vlaho Radonic 099/479-636
115. Dubrovnik-I.Zajca38 "Nimar" Petra Potkubovšek 099/502-773
116. Lastovo - Hotel "Solitudo" "Triton" Davor Podobnik 098/268-928
117. Cavtat - Trumbicev put 2 "Konavle" Periša Fiorenini 099/503-029
118. Vodice - Braće Ćirila i Metoda "Vodice Dive" Stipica Birin 098/919-6233
119. Dubrovnik - Masarykov put 20 "Diving center Blue planet" 091/ 899 0973

 
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