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The particularity of the Zadar region is in the beauty of the island archipelago that is rich with many walls, reefs and caves, often filled with fish, particularly in the geological part of the outer Kornati wall.

The Zadar region is situated in northwestern Dalmatia and covers the area from the island of Pag across the islands of Premuda, Ist, Molat, Silba, Dugi otok, Ugljan and Pašman, geographically tying in with the Kornati islands that are undoubtedly one of the most interesting destinations for every sea and submarine enthusiast. In all weather conditions you can always find a place sheltered from winds and waves where you can dive without interruption.


The outer side of the islands of the Zadar archipelago is often deeper than 50 metres, and since it overlooks the open sea visibility is always excellent. This results in the expansion of a variety of submarine life.


While diving under the cliffs of the islands of Dugi otok and Kornat, cliffs that dive into the sea to a depth of more than 80 metres, one can bump into a grouper, an eel and often sharks and catfish. Dense forests of purple, red and yellow gorgonians are also a usual picture. Inside the waters, where it is always more shallow, the flora and fauna are somewhat meagre but still very interesting.


The particularity of the Zadar region is in the beauty of the island archipelago that is rich with many walls, reefs and caves, often filled with fish, particularly in the geological part of the outer Kornati wall. Research has shown that this is a unique entirety that extends further to the north across the island of Dugi otok. Countless cliffs, submarine clefts, caves and extraordinary visibility of the submarine world of the area represent the still insufficiently explored attraction of the Adriatic.

 

In this part of the Adriatic that has only started being all the more discovered in the recent decade, one can dive to some of the most interesting wrecks such as Szent István, a ship of class Teggethoff, sunk a few miles from Premuda, and then the wrecks of the ships Audace, Euterpe, and Aldenham, various barges and smaller boats. In the dark blue depths there must surely be undiscovered mysteries that are waiting for the persistent and courageous to discover them.


Within Telašćica Nature Park and the Kornati National Park a special permit is needed for diving and it is usual for the diving excursions to be organized by diving centres. Most of the diving areas are determined beforehand in order to guarantee security during diving. Even though the Kornati National Park and the archipelago from Zadar to Šibenik are favourite diving areas, many divers organize their activities accompanied by experts from the area.


It is advisable to have experience or experienced guides from diving centres accompany you for often the most attractive locations are not suitable for independent diving of beginners.