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Address: Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
Phone Number:
+385 91 620 5847
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

Come visit our beautiful Dive Center located in Podstine Bay, a short walk...

Come visit our beautiful Dive Center located in Podstine Bay, a short walk from Hvar town.

If you've ever wanted to try Scuba Diving or are interested in seeing what the Adriatic Sea has to offer, look no further than Viking Diving Center.

We run two daily dive excursions for those who already have their certification and can certify new divers completing courses through either PADI or SSI. For those wanting to dive on nitrox, we also have you covered.

The water conditions are on the colder side (16-24 degrees, seasonally depending) and most sites have a depth of 50m+. For this reason, those divers who have less than 40 logged dives or haven't been diving in the previous 6 months are required to do a refresh dive by the shopfront (because at Viking Diving safety comes first)! But don't be disappointed, as this is a beautiful shore dive with undulating rocky outcrops and an excellent chance of seeing both octopus and cuttlefish - a perfect way to get back in the water.

Peak summer periods (July - September) sees the shop become very busy, however winter diving is just as good, if not better. We also cater for groups and clubs keen on trying the 15+ local sites, all within a short boat ride of the shop.

Viking Diving has a highly professional Instructor team and uniquely for Croatian Diving Centers, a Hyperbaric and Medical Doctor.

We are open from the 1st of March until the 15th of December so come join us in exploring the underwater world of Hvar!

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Whilst staying in Hvar I decided to do a refresher dive followed by a lesson to improve my somewhat dodgy buoyancy control. Very pleased with the help instructor Dave me.He... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I went on 4 dives here with 2 different divemasters. Dave and Marek were both great! They were both very professional and safe, and I had a great time chatting with them both on the boat and on shore. They made me feel very comfortable and safe; more importantly I had such a good time! We saw loads of fish,... More 

Thank YYCLuke
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This review is a long time coming, but well deserved. I was visiting Croatia in June of 2016. My travel buddy and I finally determined to do our open water certification. I’m so happy that we did! I had such a wonderful experience at Viking. Dave, our instructor, took plenty of time to explain important concepts and created a judgement... More 

Thank yoginibear15
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Two very nice dives; a Wreck at 30m and a wall + cave 25- 5 m. Professional dive guides, Nx and good equipment. Owner is even a dive doctor so we felt very safe! Recommended! 👍

Thank Geir O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We had the fortune to spend two weeks this autum with Viking Diving. I was doing my advanced certification while my girlfriend did her very first dive as part of her open water course. From the first day both our instructors Dave and Stephen took very good care of us. My girlfriend was a bit nervous about diving but Dave... More 

Thank schmaroline
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Simple to say diving was a pleasure here. From first contact before travelling to Croatia through to saying farewell to the team everything was a pleasure. Had dives with Dave and Marek and felt safe with both, everyone there enjoys diving and it is evident in their attitudes with smiles everywhere. Will definitely be planning a return trip.

Thank David L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We had an awesome boat dive with Dave! They have a great setup on the boat and shore (elevator for gear from the water to the shop is genius). Dave was very helpful and informative. Wish we could have stayed and done more dives!

Thank Amanda P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great dive with Viking. A little hard to find the place, be sure to look for the diving signs or pick up a map in town. The instructors were very informative and not pushy in having you commit to more than you were ready for. Definitely recommend if at all thinking about taking a first dive lesson.

Thank Ashley B
Zsanett-Viking, Owner at Diving Center Viking, responded to this review

Dear Commenter! Thank you for your comment. We are working on some videos to show how to reach us from different positions. We will upload to our facebook page and also here on Tripadvisor. Hope to see you again. Viking Team More 

Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I did my PADI Open Water certificate at the Viking diving center. I had heard about all the skills you need to do and I wasn't quite sure how I'd manage it all. When we arrived at the Dive center we met Dave, who already has a lot of great reviews here, and in a split second I already started... More 

Thank JohVah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

My first attempt at diving and it was a great experience. Dave was an excellent, patient and calm instructor who made it feel safe and secure.

Thank Ingrid A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Whilst staying in Hvar I decided to do a refresher dive followed by a lesson to improve my somewhat dodgy buoyancy control. Very pleased with the help instructor Dave me.He patiently taught me the skills I needed.Then went on to complete my advanced PADI :-)

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