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Vela Draga Goli

This dive site is situated in the southern part of Goli Island, Croatia. It is a prime location, especially when the north wind known as "Bura" is blowing. The bay where you will anchor is well-protected, making it easy to dive in and return to the boat. The boat ride to Vela Draga, another dive site, takes only 20 minutes.

When diving at this site, you can expect to encounter various marine species such as octopuses, scorpionfish, congers, and lobsters. If you explore the sponges, you may also spot different species of nudibranchs and seahorses. With a stroke of luck, you might even catch a glimpse of catfish.

The dive site's location on the southern side of Goli's Island boasts a unique underwater landscape. When you anchor in the protected bay, you can start your dive by following the wall on your left. As you navigate, you will come across a sandy canyon and then be met with a dramatic drop-off right in front of you. This area features terraces within the wall, giving you the flexibility to choose your desired depth.

The wall itself is teeming with crevices and holes, providing hiding spots for octopuses, congers, lobsters, and if fortune favors you, catfish. On your return journey, you can take the shallow route through the sandy canyon, where you will pass a sand plateau nestled between two walls. The vibrant colors of the surroundings, with the combination of white sand and blue water, resemble the beauty of the Caribbean Sea.

With a visibility of 19m and a maximum depth of 24m, this dive site caters to divers of all levels, including beginners, advanced divers, and experts. So, whether you are just starting your diving journey or seeking thrilling adventures, this site offers something for everyone.

Located near the Reporting Quarters, in the Municipality of Lopar, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Croatia, this dive site is easily accessible for divers looking to explore the underwater wonders of Goli Island's southern side.

Last updated: 9 mo. ago - Oct 3, 2023

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