Welcome to Hvar Divers - PADI 5 star IDC dive resort Croatia
Hvar Divers is a recognized PADI 5 star IDC Dive Resort located on the sea front in Vrboska on the island of Hvar
Regarding the corona virus pandemic and the new updates as per the 10th of May 2020
- To date, there have been no reported cases of Covid-19 on the island of Hvar
- We are happy to anounce that we definitely are open from the 1st of July to 30 October 2020
Luckily, our diving centre is in the town of Vrboska, in the middle of the island, which is off the ‘beaten track’ for the average ’party-goer’.
Being such, I expect Vrboska to be one of the safer places to be during this unfortunate episode.
Hygiene and safety at the diving centre considered a point of utmost importance before the virus, you can rest assured all equipment and surfaces are and will be clean and ready for use. Many more practices, old and new, will be employed to ensure you receive not only the best experience possible, but the safest experience possible.
With regards your health and safety during diving and PADI courses
- Our equipment is disinfected before and after diving by yourself. As such, you can be sure the equipment is cleaned regularly and to a high standard of safety. As always, we will supply the disinfectant and wash facilities.
- During your dive holiday, you - and only you - will use the same set of equipment throughout. While you are not using the equipment, it will be stored in a numbered box, again only used by you.
- As ever, any and all possible precautions will be taken to maximize diver safety.
- The number of students per class will be restricted. Since dive theory is completed online and in advance, classroom sessions are not necessary.
- Dive briefings will be conducted on the dive centre grounds, outdoors, as always, in fresh air by the sea. Not only does it allow for greater for social distancing, it’s more fun.
- Our staff will be in self-quarantine for 14 days prior to their first working day.
- All our staff and guests will be checked by us on a daily base with a non-contact infrared thermometer to check if there is no temperature rise.
- We decided upon this safety rule so you know that other divers or our staff member are free of a temperature rise.
With regards your health and safety and that of the local Croatian inhabitants during your stay:
- Hotels will have lower capacities, which could mean up to 50% less tourists accepted by hotels.
- As your reservation is secured with a deposit your holiday is confirmed - all new inquiries cannot be all accepted as full is full.
- The hotels are taking a higher approach with regards hygiene and safety in all areas, inside and out
- The staff will adhere to higher standard of hygiene, including food and beverage preparation, and in contact
- Drinks will be served in disposable cups.
- Tables will be positioned further from one another - facilitated by the reduction of hotel capacity by up to 50%.
- The hotel offers an all-inclusive service. As such, payments will not require on a repetitive or daily basis - with the exception of those services such as excursions, bike rental, etc.
Your holiday to Vrboska and the trip from your home country to Croatia
- Vrboska and the beach front is a very wide bay. It is never as busy or as crowded as towns such as Dubrovnik or Split. Vrboska, once a sleepy fishing village, is a picturesque 15th century tranquil and free place to be.
- The beach is big enough for all to find space.
- The cafes, bars, and restaurants are plentiful, spacious, and rarely too busy even in the height of summer season.
- When walking to town and / or the supermarket, the roads allow for ample social distance,
- The apartment owners, you will book via booking.com or via Airbnb are taking safety precautions with regards hygiene, and of course you can bring your own anti-bacterial fluid, soap, and / or spray if you prefer.
- The journey to Croatia is easy to do by car.
- All borders will promote and enforce safety.
- Fuel stations will have rules and advice that promote safety. However, we suggest you use gloves when touching surfaces, and using disinfectant and / or thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water before stepping back into the car to continue your trip.
We know that your holiday is not just about diving but also the social environment, local events, a culture of a country, island and city are defining your choice where you wish to spend your holiday.
Vrboska is special because the village has been settled since the ancient time, founded in the 15th century, and it developed into a fisherman's village and later into a wonderful little town. It owes its charm to the typical Mediterranean popular architecture, the proud old town houses with characteristics of Gothic, renaissance and baroque style, the sacral spirit of the ancient church buildings.
You will have a great time with lovely people around and you'll enjoy the mediterranean food. After diving, you and your kids, if you are coming with your family, will experience and appreciate the relaxed unspoiled nature and the outdoor lifestyle in Vrboska and surroundings!
Come, dive and have fun with us!
Croatia Divers is open from the 1st of July until 30 September, visit us in gorgeous Vela Luka - Korcula island.
Our staff includes an EFR Instructor trainer, PADI Course Director, Staff Instructor and Master Scuba Diver Trainer Instructors in our fun dive team!
For qualified divers, we have scuba diving by boat which offer something to divers with all levels of experience. You will find our day & package prices on the same page.
With great Divesites, including wall dives, drift dives, night dives and deep dives, variety is something we can certainly offer.
We are offering most popular specialties for the season 2020
We have valuable offers and with hotel and diving included
PADI Courses from beginner to PADI Professional
We offer PADI courses from PADI Open Water Diver for beginners, all the way through to PADI Instructor, Dive master courses & EFR Instructor for those looking to make a career in diving. Our instructors can teach courses in a variety of European languages, including Dutch, German, English, Croatian and French
Click here to view our PADI Open Water Diver courses
Click here to view our PADI Advanced courses and specialties
Click here to visit our PADI Professional courses and our IDC program
PADI junior divers from 8 to 15 years
We have more than 20 years of experience in youth diving programs and safety is rule number one! As such our team is trained to teach childeren in a fun and safe invironment.
Programs are possible when the parents are diving and depending on your dive packages and your kid's course schedule you could be planned on the same dive boat !
PADI course specials
We offer great specials on combination courses
Our Try Dive program is a one day introduction to scuba diving where an Instructor
takes you under the clear blue sea so you can experience the wonder of breathing underwater for the first time and the amazing feeling of swimming with fish!