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Diving in the hidden coves

If you’re mad about diving, during your holiday in Mon Perin, Bale-Valle you can enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea and its hidden coves. The perfect destination for snorkelling and diving.

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll soon discover the silent wonders of our sea. We offer courses for all levels and diving excursions in the hidden coves on the islands of Rovinj, the Brijuni National Park and the wrecks of famous ships, such as the Austrian vessel Baron Gautsch, which sank near the Mon Perin Campsite more than 100 years ago!

In a short space of time, our Underwater Diving centre has become a point of reference, for both aspiring and experienced underwater divers.

Thanks to the diversity and quality of the diving services offered in Mon Perin, The Old Diver centre is able to meet the various needs of its customers, adopting an individual approach based on their skill level. The diving centre offers a full range of sub courses – from test dives to beginners’ and advanced courses to courses for assistants and instructors in various languages, in line with the standards of the SSI.

More experienced, fearless deep sea divers have been familiar with the lower Adriatic Sea for a long time due to the many wrecks of military or merchant ships that sank there, mostly during the First and Second World Wars. The most famous is undoubtedly the Austrian passenger ship, the Baron Gautsch, built in 1908, which sank in 1914 because of a mine and lies at a depth of 39 metres. It was carrying the family members of the Austrian officials on the route that led from the Bay of Kotor to Mali Lošinj and Trieste.

In a bid to shorten the sailing time, the ship attempted to cross a minefield at 9 nautical miles from Rovinj, as this route was said to have been crossed immediately beforehand by a merchant ship.

The ship bumped into a mine with the central part of its left side and sank in a matter of minutes.
To commemorate the anniversary of the sinking, on 13 August a dive is organised and wreaths are laid on the water in honour of the victims of the largest maritime tragedy to take place in the Adriatic during the First World War.

Treat yourself to an unforgettable holiday. Dive right into the blue sea and discover the charm and beauty of our waters and of the coves hidden along the Istrian coastline. Explore the underwater world and our wonderful sea beds.

Discover all the holiday homes where you can stay in Bale while you spend your time diving and seeking out the hidden coves along the Adriatic coast.

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