Diving in Croatia– Pleasure & Sport
Diving for pleasure and sport can be:
For organized diving in the Republic of Croatia, you need to be a member of a diving center, diving community, or any other legal or physical entity registered for underwater activities in the Republic of Croatia.
Individual diving in the Republic of Croatia requires you to get a permit for individual diving, which is issued by the port authority in charge (Pula, Rijeka, Senj, Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Ploce, or Dubrovnik) or its branch-offices; the permit is valid for a year after the date of issue.
In individual diving, the diver is obliged to learn about the zones where individual diving is forbidden (Regulations on the procedure and method of granting a permit for underwater activities in inner waters and territorial sea of the Republic of Croatia in areas where there are cultural assets NN 22/09).
Also, with individual diving, the diver is obliged to correctly mark the diving area by placing a buoy at the center of the diving area, of orange or red color and a diameter of at least 30 centimeters, or a scuba flag (an orange rectangle with a white diagonal line, or a maritime signal flag of the letter ‘A’ of the International Code of Signals, or a scuba flag displayed highly on the boat from which one dives into the sea). At night the buoy has to have a light – a flashing light of yellow or white color, seen at a distance of at least 300 meters.