The company started operating in Croatia in 1998. Firstly there was a small diving centre in Stara Novalja on the island of Pag. After a few years Nautica decided to move to Hvar island and opened a shop first in Hvar town and later in Stari Grad. The centre in Stari Grad is still working and is called Nautica Hvar Dive Centre. Nevertheless, for years the owners of the company were thinking about new locations. Vis, as the best Croatian island for divers, came quite naturally as an idea for opening another dive shop. Finally in 2015 Nautica Vis Diving Center was set up in the town of Vis on the Vis island. From the very beginning it is located on the ground floor of the Issa Hotel. The hotel is situated on the western coast of the Vis Bay in a distance of about 10-minutes walk to the town centre. The hotel and located nearby numerous private apartments offer accommodation to the guests of the dive shop.