Zadar - Vodice - Rogoznica - Komiža (Vis) - Primošten - Zadar
Highlights of the Vis Tour
Vis wrack route covers area from Zadar up to island Vis (www.tz-vis.hr) which is located around 30 knots west from Split (www.visitsplit.com). Island Vis is best known island for diving in central Dalmatia and it is especially attractive because of wracks, caves, walls and great visibility of sea.
The main difference between Vis wrack tour and standard Vis tour is that Vis wrack tour does not include national park Kornati and main focus on tour is on wrack diving.
Vis wrack route is COMPLETELY determined by weather conditions as this island is quite isolated from the main land. Island Vis is located on the open sea so sometimes south wind (jugo) and North West wind (tramontana) can create high waves and unstable weather. If we have north and north west wind than only south and south east side of the island is available for diving. If the wind blows from the south side, than we can focus only on north side of the island. This kind of bad weather is not so usual but in case that we cannot dive on Vis, this tour can be replaced with South or Kornati tour.
This is the main reason why all our clients should be aware that captain has right to change this route due to the weather conditions! If the boat cannot remain all 4 days in area of this island, than we must switch to other attractive diving spots which are closer to the main land. In this case Vis wrack tour can be replaced by Vis tour which includes visit to national park Kornati.
Vis is definitely place for more experienced divers and it is specially protected area.
Since area of complete island Vis is specially protected cultural and marine area, diving is only allowed with authorized diving club or company. For this tour all our customers pay 60 euro additionally for extra fuel expenses and 60 euro for diving license (they include more than 4 and up to 8 dives in this area).
Non divers are paying 30 euro per person for all week.
Vis has very interesting history. Komiža was former pirate port and its castle and church of St.Nicholas date from 1585. The island was closed for foreign tourism as a result of the headquarters of Marshal Tito until 1989.
Diving spots on Vis are usually wrack Tetti (up to 35 m, great visibility, congers), Vassillios (wrack 25-55m), fishing wrack Fortunal, wrack Brioni (only for advanced and technical divers), B 17 Bombarder, wrack Ursus, in combination with beautiful and deep walls and caves. Majority of divers in Croatia consider Vis as most beautiful island for diving on all Adriatic Sea.
First day (Saturday):
Around 3 p.m., Vranjak I starts cruising toward place Primošten which is located almost 90 km south from Zadar. This journey takes usually up to 5 hours. With
one swim stop which includes check out of diving gear, the ship arrives after dinner time into this small Dalmatian place. Primošten is starting point for our journey toward Vis and it is very
interesting tourist destination (www.tz-primosten.hr)
Second day of cruising (Sunday):
Since island Vis is located around 35 nautical miles for Primošten, we must start journey for Vis as soon as possible. Due to this reason, Vranjak I starts around 5 a.m. from Primošten toward
Vis. Our main goal is to come to Vis as soon as possible so that we have enough time to make first diving before the launch time. Our first day on Vis is reserved for 2 easier diving locations
and on the night we usually stay in ports like Komiža or harbor Vis.
Third day (Monday), Fourth day (Tuesday), Fifth day (Wednesday):
These 3 days are reserved for diving in area of island Vis but in this case our plan is completely determined by weather conditions. We are trying to organize our diving schedule in to order to
get best possible weather conditions for desired diving locations.
Sixth day and seventh day (Thursday and Friday):
On early morning of sixth day (Thursday) or Wednesday afternoon, we are cruising back in direction of place Rogoznica and the main land. The way back to the main land is also determined by
weather conditions. After diving in area of Rogoznica and Primošten, the ship usually stays over night in harbors like Vodice or Tribunj. On Friday night we are coming back to Sukošan port
where our journey toward Vis started.