In autumn 2004 sank during storm 17 metres long wooden sailing ship Fiona direct in front of Nerezine. At the beginning of
saison 2005 we managed to localize the wreck and realize the historically first plunge. Fiona set after sinking perfectly
with keel on the plane sand ground in 18 metres deep. Mast looks to sea-level in a perfect vertical position. To the top of
mast, which ends in 3 metres deep, was bound an anchor rope, so descent and rise proceeded along mast and rope. I was a little
bit surprised how intesive covered the wreck by fauna nad flora only per half year. The whole ship was covered by sea-grass
and on places hidden from sun were many cuttles´ eggs. On the wreck domesticated many smaller fish. The small deep of locality
enabled us to enquire the wreck properly. It was found logbook with photographs of Fiona and we found out, that its vintage
was 1913. During summer we realized several pleasant plunges and Fiona endeared almost the same favour as its namesake,
Locality Školjič is our most visited centre. It is placed on the north tail of Lošinj island near a rock sticking from water.
It is a beautiful broken terrain with submarine towers falling from 3 to 40 metres with much fish. There lives a big shoal of
steel blue gear-racks in a surroundings of Školjiče, which majestically stem through shoals of small fish and during hunt
they evoke torpedos. Weight of some pieces overreach 10 kg. In holes we often appear congers, crawfish and lobsters. We several
appear a big groper. Often drifts ensure full vision. This locality is suitable for all diving qualifications.
Mali Osir is an island, which you can see on the way by car from Nerezine to Mali Lošinj. It neighbours upon Veli Osir island
and its circumnavigation is an optimal terrain for beginners. Deep is cca 10 metres, alternate sand terrain with rocks and wild
undersea flora. There lives a big amount of fauna kinds in surroundings. On sand we often appear a sea devil. Northward from
Mali Osir is the island surrounded by long wall divided by canyon. Wall edge is around 20 metres and somewhere falls to 50
metres. This terrain is suitable only for advanced.
A wall in L-form is placed near 3 thousand years old stone town Osor, with a channel with a turn-around bridge which divides
islands Cres and Lošinj. There are some rifts in the wall. There often hide gropers in the biggest of them. There are many
hides settled by lobsters under the wall in 35 metres deep. The wall begins at coast so its shoal part is suitable also for beginners.
Ustrine is a stylish island village placed on the top edge of a waste west coast of island Cres. There spread a big reserved bay
under it. On the left and right are situated some smaller walls with deep to 40 metres. We go to these localities, when it
blows “bura” or “tramontana”. In this area there are inreresting infiltrations of fresh water, so even in hot summer we flow
into cold rows. These walls are suitable for all diving qualifications.
In east shore of island Unije is placed a small island Mišnjak. Near rise above a stone block, which creates a beautiful
terrain to diving. Upon proper anchorege is under ship in 6 metres deep situated a big shelf. From edge of the shelf falls a
beautifully coloured wall with rifts and caves. Full vision and rich fauna and flora do from Mišnjak one of the most wonderfull
places suitable even for beginners. Ground under the wall rises from 27 to 10 metres.
Samuncel is a low island settled by sea-gull and cormorants. It is placed on a north shore of island Unije. Wall spreads from
the island to high sea and is over 300 metres long. Crawfish, lobsters and crabs are not rarity. On rests of fishing nets hang
colonies of dogfish´s eggs. A turtle from video was filmed right at this wall. There are some caverns and caves under the wall.
These are situated in a deep of cca 20 metres. The top edge is in cca 10 metres. The terrain is reasonable for all diving
On the northwest side of island Unije rise right from sea-level plain cca 500 metres long wall to high over 20 metres, which
continues under sea-level to 40 metres deep. In rifts of this majestic wall live crawfish, in bottom big congers . The wall is
suitable only for advanced and is possible to dive only in good weather conditions.
An old austria-hungarian freight ship, which sank down with swell to mine 12.2. 1917 and stayed in 35 metres deep. The ship
is cca 60 metres long, hull and all steel parts held well-kept, from both decks held only ribbing.
Far in a high sea is on otherwise deserted island Galiola lighthouse. You can find Galiola on a map, if you join the south
tail of Istria with the north tail of island Lošinj. Bad availability make Galiola low visited though one of the most beautiful
localities of the north Adriatic. Almost always full vision, segmentation, rich undersea life and the whole area fulfil each
diver. There are tunnels, canyons, caves and steep reefs. In good weater conditions is Galiola suitable for all-day two-plunge trip.
As a big magnification of Swiss cheese impacts undersea reef on a west shore of island Premuda. Rifts, canyons, water seals
and the biggest of caves called Cathedral are fascinating. Cathedral got its name after one of the enterings in 27 metres deep,
which evokes a gothic arch. After sail through this arch, there are several together linked courts full of rifts on the roof,
where the sun goes through. This 90 metres long system ends with a mouth in 16 metres deep. The terrain is suitable for all
categories of divers, the cave only for advanced.
Small Red sea – so is called area around islands Mali and Veli Čutin. As well is this locality considered as the most beautiful
on the north Adriatic. Except extraordinary segmentation, lenght and wall deep is beauty of Čutinu caused by colonies of red
gorgons, growing up to one metre high. The next magnet is a submarine tower rising from 50 metres to 15 metres under sea-level.
There are a canyon and 20metres long cave as a part of this system. By keeping the deep limits is Čutin suitable for all categories.
South cape of an sland Malé Stakane offers divers broken coloured wall from sea-level to 40 metres. The wall is crag and
view to the deep impacts mysterious imression. On the north of the wall is for the second plunge a very nice cave suitable
even for beginners. Entrance is in 8 metres deep and after 15 metres distance tunnel comes to a small court, which is on a
roof joined with surface on a shore of the island. From the court cave continous with 10 metres long tunnel under the island.
Cape Margarita is placed on a south shore of Susak, an island renowned by wine grown on sea sand. Rock and deep sea ensure
in the area clear water and rich submarine life. Wall copies coast and makes under sea-level a hook, which directs from
island to high sea. At Margarita is canyon ended with two windows, you can swim through. Locality is suitable for all
qualifications but providing mastered of swimming in drifts.
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