Get ready for an exhilarating adventure as the Istria County Tourist Board and coastal local tourist boards unveil their latest tourist product: Istria Snorkeling. This exciting offering takes you on a captivating journey through the stunning Adriatic Sea, immersing you in the wonders of its underwater world.
Discover a total of 17 coastal destinations that have been carefully selected for their exceptional snorkeling locations. Each spot offers a unique opportunity to explore the vibrant marine life and breathtaking beauty that lies beneath the surface.
Stretching over 500 kilometers, the Istrian coast, including its islands and islets, boasts a diverse landscape. The western side reveals shallow waters and a picturesque, intricately carved coastline, while the eastern side boasts deeper waters with dramatic cliffs and unparalleled natural vistas. The northern Adriatic Sea showcases a unique characteristic with its lower salinity, influenced by freshwater inflow from alpine rivers and the Po River. With average sea temperatures of 11°C in winter, the bathing season starts early, and locals enjoy swimming throughout the year.
During the summer, the shallow waters can warm up to temperatures exceeding 26°C, though cooler spots can be found depending on the depth and the presence of underground freshwater sources.
To showcase the mesmerizing underwater world and entice curious visitors, underwater photography has played a vital role. Professional photographer Anton Unković has masterfully captured the magnificence, opulence, and enchantment of the Adriatic’s underwater realm through vivid photographs.
To ensure a seamless experience, the Istria County Tourist Board has created a dedicated portal as part of its official website.. You’ll find comprehensive information about snorkeling, guidelines on responsible behavior, safety measures, and detailed insights into the various snorkeling locations and even a map of all snorkeling locations.
Prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey as you delve into the depths of the Adriatic Sea with Istria Snorkeling. Let the wonders of the underwater world enchant you, and create memories that will last a lifetime.