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Miše family established the Trogir Diving Centre 20 years ago. While Miki is an experienced CMAS diving instructor, his wife Angela is in charge of the paperwork, correspondence and bookings. If you choose to visit our center, you will be able to enjoy Angela’s culinary delicacies.
We own 4 boats – 3 of them are 10 m long and take 12-15 passengers, while the 5 m speedboat can take 6 divers. Our boats take divers for half-day and daylong diving trips every day. You can also dive in the cove, directly outside the diving center where we do discovery dive, check dive and diver training, and you are guaranteed to see a seahorse, a very rare animal.
We have 60 sets of diving equipment made by renowned manufacturers, ensuring comfort and safety. The equipment is kept in one of our rooms, but we also have a special storage room for guests’ equipment. We have 2 pools where you can wash and dry your equipment before you store it. In the compression station are 3 silent compressors made by the renowned German company Bauer, having capacities between 450 and 550 l/min and always ensuring sufficient amounts of high-quality air. We have 100 tanks. The tanks have capacities of 10, 12 and 15 liters, and we are able to load up to 300 bars.
In addition, the center has a special offer – our tavern. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner there, so you will be able to enjoy homemade Dalmatian specialties prepared by our hostess and proficient cook Angela.
5th April 2010 by davidainsworth
Good Vis - But Not Much to See!
Visit Date: August 2009
We went on holiday to Croatia in August 2009 with the intention of doing some diving if the opportunity arose.
We stayed for a week in Trogir, then moved south to Cavtat (see review for Epidaurum Diving - better than Trogir!). In Trogir we dived with Trogir Diving for 6 dives.
We did contact the dive centre before we left, and when we turned up they seemed to have forgotten all about us. The centre's business is driven by east Europeans, Dutch and Germans, very few English. The general standard of English spoken in the centre is not very high. So unfortunately we felt like second class customers.
The centre was very busy, with high demands on the rental gear, at one point they were going to put my wife in the water without an octopus! After that dive she refused to go again.
All dive trips are by boat, and the closest dive we did was probably 15-20 minutes away - we always seemed to be put in the slow boat when the Germans etc went in the fast boat which took half the time.
There was one dive in the morning, one in the afternoon, and limited 15l cylinders, so generally the guys in the fast boat always seemed to get the larger cylinders!
The rental equipment is ok, varies from new to quite old and worn, but guess who didn't get any of the newer equipment?
Our first dive was in the bay adjacent to the dive centre. This was a check out dive, the centre is predominantly CMAS, so presumably they were suspicious of my 14 year old son having over 100 dives under his belt and being a Junior PADI Master SCUBA Diver.
The check out dive must have gone well, after that all of the dives we did were unescorted, whilst all of the Germans and east Europeans were provided escorts. Generally the dives were quite simple navigations, down a wall, head one direction for 70 bar and then return so it wasn't a real concern. Occassionally the navigation was trickier with circular routes but the briefing maps were good and briefings were extensive in German, and short and brief in English!
On the dives the geology was interesting, but the aquatic life was few and far between, so quite disappointing.
One word of caution, wear at least a 5mm wet suit if not 7mm, plus a hood! The surface may be 20degC plus, but at 5m it drops to low teens in August!! Visibility tends to be very good (except through the thermocline!)
I wouldn't say the diving with Trogir was an unpleasant experience, but it could have been more welcoming.