HMS Coriolanus (Wreck)

Due to its position and depth, HMS Coriolanus is one of the most popular wrecks to dive to in Istria peninsular. This amazing artificial reef full of marine life, most of the time gives the impression you dive some where in tropicals. Here you can see almost everything Northern Adriatic can offer.

Schools of sardines , long Conger eels, big lobsters, scorpions, gilt-head breams, colorfull flying gurnards and Flabelinas are common here. If you are lucky an Eagle ray can show up.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 10 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Stella Maris House Reef

Our shallow house reef is a perfect place for all training dives, first dive experience and for all divers who want to refresh their diving skills. Although the depth is 5m only, it is interesting to dive here at night

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The rocky shallow on the open sea where you can see some minesweeper equipment from a WWII. Mechanical sweeps were dumped there by local fishermen. These are devices to cut the anchoring cables of moored naval mines. This place is like a UW museum surrounded by schools of common Mediterranean reef fish

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This dive site, brings you back to  the past. Beside schools of  common reef fish, you can see the Roman remains. There is no written evidence what had happened here. That gives to this place even more mystical aspect .

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Flora and Fauna here are very rich. It is like swimming in a big aquarium. The visibility is most of the time good and current weak or mild. A small wall starts at 10m and goes vertically down to 15m what makes a nice ambient full of fish.  This dive site is perfect place also for beginners

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The biggest vertical wall in our region, with a lot of cracks, holes and overhangs from the surface to the depth of 20m. Most of the time visibility is good, current mild and you can enjoy variety of marine life .Our favourite dive site will fulfill every ones expectations.

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This place is a paradise for UW photographers, macro lovers or just divers who want to enjoy an easy shallow dive full of marinelife. In September juvenile Amber Jacks start to form big schools and come close to the shore. They are very curious and swimming between them is a feeling every diver should experience.

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Red Island House Reef

This dive site consists of a huge stone field with smaller boulders, covered in yellow, brown, dark red, and black sponges. Small hangovers inside are covered by cold water corals. The opposite side still has a lot to discover and a mellow drift dive is possible.

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Baron Gautsch (Wreck)

Touring the Baron Gautsch is best started at the stern, across the upper deck towards the bow. After viewing the outside of the ship, you will get a very pleasant feeling of staying in the wreck, while going to the upper deck where the steel skeleton is left.

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Hans Schmidt (Wreck)

Called “ISTRA“ for years, the true identity of this wreck was only recently established as the steamship “Hans Schmidt.“

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Don Vito

The south-east side of Fratarski island hides a wonderful dive location suitable for all levels of diving experience. It starts with a slowly descending bottom which quickly opens up to a vertical reef filled with holes and caverns of all sizes. The maximum depth is around 25 meters.

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Recommended Training

Night Diving and Limited Visibility

Diving does not end when the sun goes down! Become a night diver and meet the incredible marine life that only comes out at night. Join the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty program.

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Enriched Air Nitrox Level 2 (40%)

Extend your dive time, shorten your surface intervals and spend more time exploring the dive sites you love, with the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty certification program.

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Navigation

Become a better, more confident diver who always knows where they are going. Learn how to use a dive compass, natural navigation techniques and more. Join the SSI Navigation specialty today!

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Wreck Diving

Do you want to explore iconic towering shipwrecks and dive World War airplanes covered in vibrant marine life? Discover the world of wreck diving and get started today with the SSI Wreck Diving Specialty program.

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