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Dive locations Hippocampus Pula Istria

Dive locations

Hippocampus Istria
  • Galebove Stijene (Seagull crag)

  • Stoja

  • Kanjon

  • Svjetionik (The Light House)

  • Fraškerić Island

  • Frašker Island

  • Jarbol (Ships's Mast)

  • Bumbište

House reef
In the vicinity of the diving center there are two different house reefs. House reefs are available to all diving categories.

Boat Diving

Galebove stijene (Seagull crag)
Travel distance with the boat: 5 min.
Greatest depth:17m
Smallest depth: 3m
At this site, you dive along a vertical cliff that winds parallel to the shore and takes you to a number of tunnels and swim-throughs. At the cliff’s end, you come to a tunnel 20 m long that ends in a large cave, about 20 m in diameter and 10-15 m high, through which the shore can be reached. This is a favourite site for the second dive of the day or simply for testing diving skills.

Stoja
Travel distance with the boat: 5 min.
Greatest depth : 25m
Smallest depth: 5m
This dive site is suited to all types of divers and all categories. Diving takes place along the seashore at the Stoja Motor Camp located at the northern cape. Relative to the shore, the terrain is rather steep, and it is characteristic for its rocky, irregular configuration with many crevices and canyons among the rocks.

Kanjon
Travel distance with the boat: 5 min.
Greatest depth: 25m
Smallest depth: 3m
This site is situated at Cape Verudela, in a canyon that rises to 20 m above sea level. The depth here is 3 - 7 m. The exit from the canyon leads through several natural tunnels at a depth of about 5 m. The terrain then drops steeply down to 25 m. Along the descent, there are two large caves, as well as many smaller holes and caves at depths of 16 - 19 m.

Svjetionik (The Light House)
Travel distance with the boat: 7 min
Greatest depth 28m
Smallest depth: 3m
This dive site consists of a fairly short wall, 100 m long, located alongside a hotel beach. Diving is mostly conducted in one direction, and the gradual slope makes it easy to select the depth you want. The site is teeming with various types of fish and crabs, and it is not unusual to see lobsters and eels. Because of its shallow depths, it is highly suitable for beginner categories or for the first dive after a longer break.

Fraškerić Island
Travel distance with the boat: 10 min.
Greatest depth 25m
Smallest depth: 4m
Located on the northern part of Fraškerić Island, this is one of the loveliest dive sites on Istria’s west coast, and it is known for its four caves to dive through. It is suited to all diving categories and all types of diving courses.

Frašker Island
Travel distance with the boat: 10 min.
Greatest depth 30m
Smallest depth: 6m
Although currents are not strong here, divers go in one direction only - with the current - to ensure easier and more enjoyable diving. A boat follows the dive group the whole time. This is an interesting site because dives are made along walls and rocks forming 2 - 3 cascades, at depths of 15 m, 18-20 m, and below 20 m. Each wall is different in its own way, with numerous niches and holes inhabited by fish and crabs.

Jarbol (Ships's Mast)
Travel distance with the boat: 12 min.
Greatest depth: 35m
Smallest depth: 6m
The vertical wall descending from 10 - 14 m to 25 m is full of holes and caves of various sizes that can easily be inspected without going into them. Rammed into the rock at a depth of 25 m, there is a ship’s mast with the remains of the ship still visible. When returning, you come to a cave at a depth of only 9 m, which you can enter.

Bumbište
Travel distance with the boat: 12 min.
Greatest depth: 33m
Smallest depth: 8m
This exceptionally lovely site with a long and interesting wall stretching over 200 m in length is well suited for all types of courses and all types of divers. It is possible to dive to depths of up to or over 20 m. This dive site has a number of underwater nazes with numerous holes and underwater crags teeming with life and rich in colour. Because you enter the water only a few metres from the shore, this gives added safety to your dive.