Made up of mostly mountainous terrain dipping down to blue Mediterranean waters, Albania’s unique nature and picture perfect landscapes are slowly transforming it into a highly sought out tourist destination.
Of the many shipwrecks that can be found off Albania’s coast, Sarandë has two well-known dive sites located a comfortable surface swim from shore,
Vlora Bay - the wreck of a WWII Italian hospital ship (Po). The top of the wreck is at 18 metres descending to a depth of 33 metres and is in asheltered position and away from currents. As it is 150 metres long, there is enough to see for two or three dives.
Italian Cargo Ship, sunk in a Bay of Sarande in 1944. This is a 120 meters long ship. Divers may explore this wreck in the depth from 4 to 21 meters. No current. Visibility 8 - 12 meters.
For optimal diving, plan your trip between May-October when the temperature is high, and the chances of rain are low (July, August, September, and October being the warmest).
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