Diving is a way of life that implies the love of sea life, new acquaintances, travel, a healthy spirit, and, of course, environmental protection. Dive trips are held daily, as are courses for new divers and various events according to a set plan. Divers are educated from an early age, and they can begin diving as young as 10 years old, depending on their physical capabilities.
Umag has the good luck of being located in a beautiful position with ideal conditions for diving because of its shallow depths and the richness of its undersea life. The northwestern coast of Istria offers a view into a fascinating underwater world, with mysterious shipwrecks that have become home to eels, lobster, cuttlefish, and various species of fish.
Dive sites are, as a rule, relatively shallow, which brings a number of opportunities to get to know the underwater world to divers at all skill levels, from beginners to the most experienced of divers. Reefs reach to 20m of depth at the most, and are home to eels, various species of fish, crabs, and seahorses. Experienced divers can dive to deeper depths of up to 30 meters, where they can explore shipwrecks like the sunken warship Coriolanus or a sunken tugboat.
The name Subaquatic has become well-known in the past couple years, becoming a synonym for safe diving in good company with an exceptionally professional team. At Düsseldorf Boot 2013, the famous German yacht and water sport equipment fair, the Subaquatic dive center was given the “Successful Goals for Growth in Croatia 2012″ award. We are very proud of the fact that the center is beginning to operate as a PADI 5 Star Dive Center in 2015, which is the result of the work and effort of the entire team, and makes an excellent contribution to the reputation of the Stella Maris tourist resort.
Which interesting things would we like to point out?
Every day brings new adventures… and we’ve got them in abundance. I would perhaps like to mention the underwater engagement of a couple that had never dived before. They passed, so we’re expecting a wedding invitation! Then perhaps a birthday present to a man who was celebrating no less than his 80th birthday… The first thing he said when he surfaced was “My god, why did I wait so long… I haven’t got enough time left!”