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Diving In Montenegro

"Diving in Montenegro will let you enjoy unforgettable underwater scenery, caves and sunken ships and imagine yourself a member of an expedition hunting the missing treasures of Mediterranean filibusters" - Radan, diving instructor.

Diving in Montenegro is another of Montenegro’s growing number of adventure activities that you can do during your stay.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned diver or just want to give it a try for the first time, there are options for everyone.

Savo and I are both divers – Savo a longtime commercial diver and I a recreational diver. We’ve been diving both here in Montenegro and in places like Thailand and Hawaii.

Diving will transport you to another world that you never knew existed!

The most common certification around the world is the PADI certification, the Open Water Diver is the first step, and you can get fully PADI certified right here in Montenegro.  The OWD certificate takes 4 days and qualifies you to dive around the world.

If you don’t have 4 days for your OWD or you’re not sure diving is for you, you can also just try diving in Montenegro with a dive experience. Dive experiences teach you the basics in a pool before taking you out in the sea with an instructor. 

I have to say that with the sea temperature here of around 26 degrees in summer and the visibility more than 20m, I would rather do my qualifications here than in the 16 degree water and 5m visibility I did it in at home in New Zealand!

Montenegro's seafloor has a huge number of shipwrecks to explore as well as underwater caves and the rocky floor makes it ideal for spotting sealife like fish, octopus, urchins and starfish.

So, on to the options for diving in Montenegro...

Diving in Montenegro

Diving Experiences

Dive Right Now Tour

If you’ve never been diving before, but want to give it a try, this is the experience for you.

This tour picks you up from your accommodation and brings you to the dive centre. There, an experienced instructor takes you through the basics of diving before fitting you with equipment. 

Once you're kitted up you get to practise in a swimming pool to make sure you're completely comfortable before heading into the sea. The sea dive takes you down to a maximum of 12m for 35 minutes. The instructor will always be with you during the dive.

After your dive a transfer will take you back to your accommodation.

Tour Details

Start point: Becici, Budva Riviera
Tour includes:

  • Return transfers
  • Equipment
  • Video training
  • Instructor
  • Pool instruction
  • One 35 minute dive to a maximum depth of 12m

Price: €70 per person

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Day Diving Tour

Diving in Montenegro

If you've already completed your diver certification, you can join a day tour and spend the day exploring various dive sites around Montenegro. 

The dives on this tour take you to ship wrecks along the coast and to explore underwater caves.

All of the dives include an experience instructor as your guide.

Tour Details

Start point: Becici, Budva Riviera
Tour includes: 

  • 3 dives
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Diving equipment
  • Transport to the dive sites

Price: €200 per person

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Week Package

If you'd like to spend a week exploring Montenegro's underwater world, you can book a full week package. The week package gives you the chance to explore numerous dive sites around the coast including both wreck and cave dives. 

Tour Details

Start point: Becici, Budva Riviera
Tour includes: 

  • 5 wreck dives
  • 5 cave dives
  • 1 night dive
  • A total of 11 dives
  • Diving equipment
  • Transport to dive sites

Price: €350 per person

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Single Dives

As well as these packages, you can book single or extra dives if you want a bit more than each of the packages above include. You can choose from the following options:

  • Sea dive: €20
  • Boat dive: €35
  • Night dive: €40
  • Cave dive: €40 - €100
  • Wreck dive: €45
  • Full equipment rental: €20 per day

Diving Courses

As I touched on, PADI is the world’s most popular diving qualification and it’s accepted everywhere. You can do your PADI Open Water Diver qualification in just 4 days right here in Montenegro.

Once you’ve done your course, a whole new world opens up to you. The certification allows you to dive anywhere around the world.

A word of warning: once you go diving, you’ll never want to stop!

PADI Open Water Diver (OWD)

I’ve done this course and it takes 4 days in total, spending 3-4 hours per day.

On the course you’ll learn how to:

  • Calculate your dives
  • The physical processes associated with diving and breathing compressed air
  • Use diving equipment included weights and regulators
  • Safe diving procedures
  • Universal underwater gestures 

You’ll also complete:

  • Timed swim
  • 4 pool dives
  • 4 sea dives 

Course Details

Location: Becici, Budva Riviera
Duration: 3-4 hours per day over 4 days
What's included: All course materials, PADI reference book, experienced instructor, all diving equipment, 4 pool dives, 4 sea dives, certificate of completion.
Who it's for: The OWD is open to anyone over the age of 10. 10 – 14 year olds complete a special Junior Scuba Diver programme.
Price: €330 per person

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD)

Once you've completed the PADI Open Water Diver certification, you can progress to the Advanced Open Water Diver.

This course introduces night diving, underwater navigation, search and rescue and deep diving.

There are 5 sea dives during the course to a maximum of 30m.

Course Details

Location: Becici, Budva Riviera
What's included: All course materials, PADI reference book, experienced instructor, all diving equipment, 5 sea dives to 30m, certificate of completion.
Who it's for: Divers who have completed a PADI Open Water Diver course anywhere in the world.
Price: €330 per person

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PADI Rescue Diver

The rescue diver course teaches you how to respond in a diving emergency. It covers safety, accident prevention, first aid and rescue among other things.

The course covers the following:

  • Diver stress and rescue
  • First aid for divers
  • Emergency actions
  • First aid afloat and first aid ashore
  • Panicking diver
  • Emergency procedures - missing diver
  • Bringing an unconscious diver to the surface
  • Artifical respiration on the surface
  • Leaving the water
  • First aid for pressure accidents
  • Diving accident scenarios

Tour Details

Location: Becici, Budva Riviera
Duration: as long as it takes to master the course
What's included: All course materials, experienced instructor, all diving equipment, certificate of completion.
Who it's for: Divers who have compled the AOWD, have completed at least 25 registered dives, are at least 15 years old, have a current first aid or CPR certificate not more than 2 years old. 
Price: €350 per person

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PADI Divemaster

The Divemaster course is for those who want to make a career out of diving. The in depth course prepares you to take your diving to the next level and be able to assist an instructor with diving groups. 

By the end of the Divemaster qualification you'll be able to show that you:

  • have perfect underwater swimming skills
  • have an instructor level knowledge of the theory of diving
  • are able to assist an instructor in diving classes
  • are able to take adequate measures to ensure the safety of other divers

Course Details

Location: Becici, Budva Riviera
Duration: as long as it takes to master the course
What's included: All course materials, experienced instructor, all diving equipment, certificate of completion.
Who it's for: The preconditions for this course are:

  • Advanced Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
  • Rescue Diver certificate or equivalent
  • At least 40 registered dives in open water prior to starting the training
  • At least 80 registered dives including night dives, deep dives and underwater orienteering prior to completing the certificate
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be physically fit and healthy with a medical certificate

Price: €750 per person

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So you see there's diving in Montenegro for everyone of every level. 

Once you start diving, you'll be a diver for life!

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