Stambedar - Pakleni islands, diving location

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Hvar town ID: HV-TR-148


Stambedar - Pakleni islands, diving location

Stambedar - Pakleni islands, diving location

The cape of Stambedar belongs to Pakleni otoci islands (their name derives from “paklina”, a “pitch” used here for waterproofing ships; in fact, they should be called Paklinski otoci as the Croatian word “pakleni” means “hellish”). Here you can enjoy the rich variety of flora and fauna of the Adriatic, especially the beautiful gorgonians. The plateau at 20 m descends rapidly to 50 m. The upper cliff is the home of different species of algae, sponge, and many other wildlife species typical for this part of the Adriatic. On the lower cliff there is a gorgonian forest (animals belonging to the species of soft coral) which can grow up to 2 m in height.

Watch out for at times rather strong sea currents in this area.