Underwater World

Discovering the Underwater World

If you love the deep sea and the extraordinary underwater seascapes, contact one of the dive centres in Novalja or Stara Novalja. Among the many things that the deep and dark underwater world has to offer professional divers, we recommend seeing the amphorae from a sunken Roman merchant ship from the 1st century BC, which is located at a depth of about 30 m in the small Bay of Vlaška Mala in the Channel of Velebit, close to the Žigljen ferry port. Also, experience a pleasant and safe tour drive under the sea surface in a semi submarine and explore the amazing sea world trought the 5m² windows.

Stara Novalja (Old Novalja)

North of Novalja, in a warm bay set deeply inland, lies Old Novalja. At the southeast end of the bay lies the Planjka (Trinćel) beach, one of the most beautiful and best-kept beaches, where you can have fun and cool off during the hot summer days. You can find the cool of evening while taking a long walk down the promenade.

There are several diving clubs in Old Novalja and we say that divers open and close the season here. You can find rooms and apartments in private homes with welcoming hosts.


Semi-Submarine Novalja

Šetalište hrvatskih mornara
53291 Novalja

Mobile: +385 99 195 4092
E-mail: info@semisubmarine-novalja.com
Web: www.semisubmarine-novalja.com


Unique experience of pleasant and safe tour drive under the sea surface. Trought the 5m² windows explore the amazing sea world. SemiSubmarine doesn`t dive so don`t be afraid to enjoy.You can walk on the deck anytime. Choose day or night tour and experience something you never did!

Daily tour  – 45 min
Night tour – 30 min

Semi-Submarine Novalja 01
Semi-Submarine Novalja 02
Semi-Submarine Novalja 03
Semi-Submarine Novalja 04
Semi-Submarine Novalja 05

Diving centres


Livići 9
53291 Stara Novalja


Phone: +385 53 651 051
Fax: +385 53 651 050
Mobile: +385 98 215 500


Diving Club Amfora was founded in 2004. This club is a sports association based in Stara Novalja. It had over 120 members across Croatian and abroad (Slovenia, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Hungary). The club organises non-commercial diving excursions for its members, lectures, exhibitions and forums as well as a Skipper Qualification Course in the past few years.

The club is particularly prominent when it comes to identification and protection of underwater archaeological heritage. The Club members discovered an amphora site dated to the 1st century BC in the Pag offshore. A protective cage was placed over the site and it is a first class tourist attraction for more than a thousand divers a year. The promotional CD and book about this site that was produced by the City Administration and Novalja Tourist Board won a prestigious “Blue Flower” reward from the Croatian National Tourist Board in 2004. For a significant development of the tourist offer.

The club members also discovered several significant archaeological sites: the remains of an 18th century ship with pottery cargo, a large Venetian ship anchor, a few destroyed amphora sites in different locations and so on.

For its special contribution in the promotion of diving tourism and historical and cultural underwater heritage protection, the Club won the  City annual award.

Ronilački centar Amfora 01
Ronilački centar Amfora 02
Ronilački centar Amfora 03
Ronilački centar Amfora 04
Ronilački centar Amfora 05

Blue Bay

Rupica 17
53291 Stara Novalja
Phone: +385 53 651 027
Mobile: +385 91 8871 810


Blue Bay dive center is located on the shore of a scenic sand-covered bay of Croatia. The Island of Pag is easily accessible from most western-european countries, because, starting from the north, it’s the third island after Krk and Cres. Our dive center is situated in the middle of the 5 km long holiday village Stara Novalja, behind green hills, protected from the winds.

A bright sign shows the entrance of the dive center. A spacious parking spot connected to the dive center offers ample space for the cars of the divers inside our premises.

The dive center reception is open every day from 7 am until 7 pm, and awaits scuba divers in English, German, Croatian and Hungarian. Take a rest on our shady garden terrace between dives, enjoy a shower and some fresh water.

The mini-supermarket for buying your daily refreshments, fruits or sandwiches is only 100 meters away. For a full meal, our divers can visit the Árka Restaurant, next to our dive center. For those travelling with a computer, the dive center offers free internet access for every diver on the spot.

Blue Bay 01
Blue Bay 02
Blue Bay 03
Blue Bay 04
Blue Bay 05

Ocean Pro

Drljanda 12
53291 Stara Novalja
Phone: +385 53 651 340
Mobile: +385 91 1501 207


Whether you’re an experienced diver ready to take your diving to the next level with advanced courses, a certified diver looking to explore walls, caves, wrecks or amphorae, a first-timer interested in discovering the underwater world or even if you have never been in the water before, we’ve got something for you and we’ll make your underwater experience one to remember.

Ever since we opened over 20 years ago, safety and satisfaction of our clients has been our top priority.

Semi-Submarine Novalja 01
Semi-Submarine Novalja 02
Semi-Submarine Novalja 03
Semi-Submarine Novalja 04
Semi-Submarine Novalja 05