With over 3,000 miles of indented coastline on the Adriatic Sea, Croatia offers plenty of diving opportunities for avid adventurers. One of these attractions is Lucice Bay, which is situated a distance of around 32 miles from the City of Split. The easiest way to visit is to take a plane to the city of Split, from where you can take a Split airport taxi to get to the city center and rent a boat to the island of Brac. From there you can easily access Lucice Bay and other amazing diving spots.
If you’ve never been to Lucice Bay in Croatia then you don’t know what you’re missing. The location is interesting for divers because of its cave on the western part of the bay. Apart from its lush pine forest and sandy floor, the sea has a beautiful sky-blue color that invites you to take a dip. With unspoiled natural environment, the island’s landscapes are dominated by numerous coves and isolated beaches with the clearest waters and amazing limestone around the hills and valleys. The Mediterranean climate is also favorable with average temperatures or around 25 degrees Celsius.
Brac maintains summer temperatures until the conclusion of September and so it’s the perfect spot for visitors who enjoy water sports and a hot summer sun. For divers, the island has earned a great reputation thanks to its crystal-clear waters and beautiful dive sites that include caves, reefs, rocks and walls overgrown with corals and populated with a wide variety of fish. The best period for diving in Lucice is from May until October. There’s good visibility in the water and the currents are normally slight. This is a great location for spotting various fish species, including seahorses, conger eels, sea bass, cuttlefish and gobies, all of which you can capture on camera while you’re diving here.
Lucice Bay has a really large cave with two entrances that are nearly four meters deep, and the cave itself reaches a depth of over 25 meters. The first cave opening is three meters in diameter while the second one is six meters in diameter. The maximum diameter inside this cave is 20 meters and a maximum depth of 40 meters where you find two cone shaped tunnels tapering away from the main cave area. Inside these underwater tunnels, the maximum diameter is two meters and there’s pitch darkness so you need experience if you want to dive here.
You can also explore nearby diving spots, such as Brak, which is a shallow site located just off the harbor near Supetar. Clusters of rocks are home to marine life, including lobsters, conger eels, moray eels and electric rays. Borova is a rocky wall where you can find pelagic swimming nearby. Shark egg cases have reportedly been found here by divers. As you explore, be on the lookout for conger eels and octopus. The Solta Ribolovac Wreck is located fifty meters from the shore and even though the boat has deteriorated with time, you can still be able to see the engine, rudder, propeller and other equipment still intact. There are other interesting diving spots on the island and you can find out more when you visit the location.