Off Korčula are the calm and mostly gentle currents of the Adriatic Sea. Dive operators are mostly located at the south and the west of the island at quaint little towns like Vela Luka. There are about 35 different dive sites off the coast of Korčula consisting of walls, overhangs, caves and also shipwrecks.
There are also shallow sites with sea grass which is a great place to look for seahorses. Some shipwrecks to check out include the Boca and the Garda. Both are covered in marine growth and easily accessible even for new divers. For those with a penchant for cave exploring, head to Blue Hole and Big Cave, both large and beautiful caves.
Many of the walls around the area are colorful, covered in sponges and sea fans with plenty of marine life to see.
Diving season is usually from May to November when the sea temperature is warmer, averaging at about 75˚F (24˚C) in the summer and sometimes dipping below 68˚F (20˚C) in the autumn.
Visibility is usually outstanding here, stretching beyond 100ft (30m).
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Take a ferry to Korčula from Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar or Rijeka. During the summer months, there are also ferries travelling from Italy.