Diving in Montenegro – Our Underwater Expertise in Boka Bay, Herceg Novi

We had been fairly shocked as we simply heard the evening earlier than that we might be diving the following morning. Montenegro isn’t the primary nation that involves thoughts in case you are occupied with diving as individuals normally check with the tropical nations just like the Philippines and Thailand for diving. Nevertheless, this present day we had been about to have an unorthodox diving expertise by having a dive within the chilly water of Boka Bay due to a dive store known as Diving Montenegro for making it potential.

To reach on time on the diving store, we needed to get up early to have sufficient time to check out the wetsuits and fins. As soon as we arrived on the diving store, we met the proprietor who can also be a diving teacher named Dado.

He’s a really humorous and beneficiant man. Subsequent to Dado, we additionally met the remainder of the diving group which consisted of 1 American gentleman, one Norwegian gentleman, and two Dutch . All group members already had a good bit of diving expertise aside from the Norwegian gentleman, who was about to have his first uncover dive.

Then it was time to attempt on our gear. What we instantly seen was the thickness of the wetsuits. A ordinary wetsuit in tropical water is three to 5mm thick, whereas those we had been attempting now was 7mm thick. This distinction is just defined by the decrease temperature of the Adriatic sea. Other than the thickness of the wetsuits, there isn’t any distinction noticeable from different dive outlets. The primary wetsuit we tried was the right measurement so we had been able to get on the boat and go to the diving spot!

Everybody bought on the boat and we chatted a bit with the remainder of the group about earlier dives and different vacation experiences. The dive website was a bit longer journey with the boat however you wouldn’t discover it because the view alone of Herceg Novi is past stunning. Whereas we had been nearing the dive spot, the diving instructors gathered the group for the briefing concerning the dive we had been about to have. The diving spot was proper subsequent to Mamula Island, which has a big former fort. There have been two instructors and the group was cut up up in two primarily based on expertise. The primary group was the extra skilled diving group whereas the latter had much less expertise. As we had been within the first group we had been about to have our first chilly water dive!

We placed on our diving gear and one after the other bought within the water. The tactic we used to enter the water was the giant-stride entry, which is carried out by taking a big step ahead from the sting of the boat. As soon as each one of many first group was within the water, it was time to deflate our BCDs and discover the underwater world of the Adriatic Sea!

The water really didn’t really feel chilly in any respect once we went underwater. We stored descending until we reached the underside of the water, which was roughly 18 meters. Right here had been noticed all of the completely different animals that had been dwelling on the backside of the ocean like starfish and sea urchin. At one level whereas we had been having fun with the underwater sea life, we felt one other stream of very chilly water. Nevertheless, we solely may really feel the chilly on our fingers and elements of our head as the remainder of our physique was protected in opposition to the chilly by our additional thick wetsuit. After roughly 35 minutes of exploring underwater, it was time to go up.

After our first dive, we took a floor interval for individuals who will dive for the second time and whereas ready Kach and the Norwegian man to complete their uncover scuba dive. After that, we moved to the following island for the second group to proceed their diving whereas we loved snorkeling.

Because it took fairly a while to get again to the mainland and we solely had a lightweight breakfast, we had been blissful that Dado offered us with loads of fruits and water. Total we had an ideal expertise and had been pleasantly shocked about what we had been capable of see in Herceg Novi, which isn’t properly often known as a diving spot. Additionally, Dado is a really entertaining and accommodating man which made not solely the dive however the whole exercise to an ideal day trip.

For individuals who are a extra superior diver, you can too expertise wreck and cave diving in Herceg Novi. We’ve seen the photographs and so they had been good.