Route Review

Diving Route Zadar – Vis

Vis route covers the area from Zadar to the island of Vis, situated 30 knots east to Split. Vis is known as the best diving destination in central Dalmatia because of its natural beauty of marine life, great visibility of the sea and the attractiveness of wracks lying deep in the sea.

Underwater nature - diving in Croatia - Orvas YachtingDuring the first day of the trip the ship will cruise toward Tribunj, a fishing port near Šibenik, with one stop for swimming on the way. The ship arrives in the afternoon, right at the dinner time. The major part of settlement is situated on an island and is connected with the mainland by a bridge. During the second day the journey is continued toward south with two dive spots. The second one is located around the island Smokvica, close to Rogoznica, which is a small coastal village where the ship overnights.

In the morning we continue the cruise toward the island Vis. This part takes app 4 hours. Generally ship stays in this area for 2 days, on Monday and Tuesday. The night will be spent in the port of Komiža. Komiža used to be a pirate port in the past. Lovely castle and St Nicolas’ church dates back to XVI century. The diving spots around Vis include wracks of Tetti with its length up to 35 m, Vassillios’ wrack around 25-55 m long, Fortunal fishing wrack and the wrack of Brioni. All of these located in among fascinating and deep walls. Till 1989 the island had been closed to foreign tourists due to the Marshal Tito’s headquarters.

Shipwreck in Croatian Adriatic - Orvas YachtingThe Vis island is quite remote from the mainland, which makes the route often dependent upon the weather circumstances. In that case, the captain has the right to change the route. Vis is certainly a place for experienced divers. It is also part of a specially protected area, so due to these diving is permitted with a licensed diving club only. Each dive in this area costs 10€ per diver.

After the second diving the ship cruises toward Maslenica on Šolta island and overnights there. On Wednesday the ship cruise toward Primošten and there are 2 diving spots planned on the way. Primošten is an uncommon tourist target. Some parts of the city are listed on the Unesco World Heritage List. Leaving Primošten, the ship follows the route toward Kornati National Park and stays there on Thursday and Friday. This park is situated on several islands with wonderful underwater walls. The usual diving stops are around the islands of Panitula and Balun with an overnight on Levrnaka island. After visiting Kornati the ship mooors in marina Sukošan on Friday evening.

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