dive site type: caves & caverns
depth range: 0-35 m
distance from the diving center: 7 nm
short characteristic: a well-known cavern which can be entered by boats and swimmers and a wall with yellow sea fans and sponges, among which one more cavern at the depth of 30 m is hidden
In the area of the island of Vis there are two caves actively promoted among tourists. Both are partially flooded chambers, which are so big, that boats can sail inside. The more famous one is the Blue Cave (Modra Špilja) located on the island of Biševo. The name of it comes from the blue light filling the cave as a result of reflection from the sandy bottom of the sunrays falling at noon through the hole in the ceiling. Unfortunately, diving in the Blue Cave is strictly forbidden. Periodic bans in the summer are also valid in the second of the caves – Green. This one, in turn, located on the island of Ravnik, is larger than the Blue Cave, and its name comes from the emerald green colours filling the cave as a result of sunlight falling through a small hole in the ceiling, artificially hollowed during one of wars.