Diving within the Kornati National Park is an unforgettable experience. The geography of the underwater environment combined with abundant marine life make for exciting and unique dive sites. The underwater topography in the Kornati archipelago is as varied under the surface as it is above.
Divers will delight in the caves, tunnels, crevices, sheer walls, cliffs and reefs. The boulders are covered in colorful soft corals and red gorgonians while plentiful small to medium marine life creates fascinating diversions.
Because of its history and position, there are also a number of wrecks to explore surrounding the islands. As an added benefit to the adventurers among us, much of Kornati’s underwater environment has yet to be explored.
Diving in Croatia is possible year-round. However, it does get significantly chillier during the winter months. Average water temperatures in winter are 57 to 59°F (14 to 15°C) while in summer, water temperatures reach about 73°F (22.8°C).
With that said, summer is the high season, so expect dive shops to be busier during this time. Whatever your level, you are sure to find a great dive site to explore during your trip to the Kornati Islands.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
The closest international airport is in Split (SPU). Unfortunately, there is no way to access the Kornati Islands via public transportation. Visitors with their own boat can dock in one of the many protected coves.
Visitors without their own water transportation will have to access the islands with a local dive shop from Murter or on an excursion from Zadar, Sibenik or Split.