Hans Schmidt (Wreck)

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

The wreck is the habitat of shoals of fish and also offers the possibility to see catsharks and lobsters.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 11 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Galebove Stijene

With the maximum depth of 14m, this dive site is suitable for all levels of experience. With tunnels, arches, caverns and canyons, this location is very dynamic and is never guided the same way twice. You can enjoy exploring the outside area before entering a 70m long tunnel that ends with a cave and a small beach

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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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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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Frasker

Although currents are not always strong here, divers go in one direction only – with the current – to ensure easier and more enjoyable diving. This is an interesting site because dives are made along walls and rocks forming 2 – 3 cascades, at a depth of 15 m, 18-20 m, and below 20 m.

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This is a beautiful position with a very long and various wall which spreads over 200 meters. During the diving, which as you wish may be on depth to 20 meters or more, we are going around a few underwater capes with no end to holes and cliffs. Each of these is rich in colours and different species.

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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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Jadrina

The divesite Jadrina, also called Nikolai Grotto, is located south of Rabac and is one of the interesting diving spots on the east coast of Istria. The approximately huge cave is at a depth of 24 meters at the bottom of a beautiful wall.

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Sveta Marina

Sveta Marina is located south of Rabac and is characterized by two beautiful reef walls. It is possible to dive here from shore and by boat.

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Barbakovac

Diving site Barbakovac, also called “rock gate“, is located south of Rabac near the small town of Ravni. At a depth of approx. 15 and 38 meters you can dive through two impressive swimthroughs , which are densely overgrown with yellow encrusted anemones. A few minutes swim further there is a wreck laying at 30m.

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Duga Luka

Duga Luka is a dive site south of Rabac. The most interesting part of this dive site is in a depth between 10m and 20m. There are many overhangs and crevices in the walls sloping down to a depth of 20m.

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