Sailing and Diving in Herceg Novi – Best of Both Worlds

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The freedom of the sail, the silence of the underwater world. The combination of being both on the water and occasionally under it makes for a unique and exciting way to explore the islands and coastlines of Herceg Novi at your own pace.

Combined activities

There is advantage of having your non-diving friends and family along for the ride.

Most of the best dive sights are in charming coves with good anchorage and lovely places for a swim or a snorkel while the divers explore the underwater world.

Herceg Novi offers classic Mediterranean diving, clear and warm water, excellent visibility and perfect diving conditions.

What is lacking in big sea life is made up by the clarity of the water and for the patient diver there is plenty to see.

Ancient relics of civilizations long gone can be seen scattered over the seabed, colourful sponges and fish including bream, scorpion fish, mackerel, moray and the ever-present black damsel fish with their electric-blue young darting amongst the bright yellow sponges.

Best of all – no other ers in the sea! divSailing and Diving Athos Apartments

Herceg Novi have full service diving centres that can provide you with full equipment rental, tanks and weights, maps of the dive sites and other information. For those with their own equipment it may be possible to organise a ‘rendezvous dive’ where the dive centre could bring out the tanks and a dive guide, if needed. This can be arranged by calling a ahead.

A list of diving centres and their services is available at http://divinginmontenegro.com/ .

Things to know about Diving in Herceg Novi

Spear fishing while scuba diving is strictly forbidden and you should not even have dive gear and fishing harpoons on the same boat. Fines can be given and gear confiscated.

Night diving offers some of the most fascinating diving in Herceg Novi with the chance to see octopuses hunting, soft sponges and other critters that only come out at night.

However, night diving is only allowed through official diving centres and needs to be booked in advance.

The use of a surface marker buoy, as well as a dive flag on the boat is required by law.

Logistics of Diving from a Sailboat

Easiest entry, if possible, from sailboat is the giant stride, or gearing up in the water and often the best way to haul up equipment after a dive is with a pulley system that can easily be set up from the back of the boat and can also prevent bangs and dents on your boat charter.

Usually one person on the sailboat and one in the water is enough to ensure that entry and exit goes smoothly. Another option is to use the dinghy for entry exit and then load from the dinghy back onto the sailboat.

The dinghy can also be used to transport two or three divers to the dive site if it is a little far away from the anchorage point. Non-divers may need to be a little patient during the setup!
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If you want to book an appointment for sailing and diving, you can through our website: