B-24 DIVING CENTRE

The B-24 Diving Centre, located on the beach called Jurkovica, in an entirely reconstructed space of the former wood-shipyard in Komiža, ranks among the largest and the most beautiful diving centres in the Adriatic. It was named after the American B-24 bomber, known as the last specimen of the Liberator, also called Tulsamerican, sunk on December 17th 1944, in the vicinity of the Island of Vis, at the depth of 42 metres.

The centre is fitted with a completely new diving equipment. It also boasts a comfortable 12 metre long boat, as well as a five-metre rubber-boat.  The atmosphere at the centre is the charge of a special team, who will welcome you with particular cordiality, evoking a unique experience and memorable moments in the local environment, with a knowledge that you have personally participated in the team of an elite diver. All the locations provided by the programme of this centre are fascinating and impressive, what with the wrecks of ships sunken long ago, the battles or legends of gold they are supposed to have been shipping, what with American bombers, which found their resting place here during World War II.

Veljano Zanki

The facts that the owner of the Diving Centre Veljano Zanki is a native of Komiža, world champion freediver, and is familiar with the local waters more than anyone else, are certainly the best reference qualifying him as an ideal instructor and guide. He set his first record back in 2007 and he has been constantly challenging himself, breaking his own records ever since.

Veljano is today a renowned Croatian breath-hold diver and has so far achieved remarkable results in all the disciplines. He is also the first Croat in history who has exceeded the magic limit of 100 metres in breath-hold diving. His results put him among the top world divers, and in 2012, as a member of the Croatian national team, he won the World Championship in France. Every occasion of diving with him is bound to give you both the feeling of safety and an unparalleled experience of sea depths, leaving you enchanted with diving and the professionalism provided by the B-24 Diving Centre and its team.

Michal Procajlo

Michal is oceanographer, IANTD diving instructor and underwater photographer. He is truly in love with the sea and shares his underwater passion with others. Diving on our reefs with Michal is a pure pleasure, You will allways discover something new and develop Your knowledge about marine life. He knows the best where to search for secrets of Adriatic Sea. If You are interested with underwater photography, he will help You to develop Your skills. You can see Michals work in our gallery and on his website www.underwater-passion.com

Komiža

Komiža, one of the most beautiful diving destinations promoted by Veljano himself, is located in the bay on the west coast on the Island of Vis, and makes part of one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the Adriatic, containing a number of islands, islets, and cliffs, such as Palagruža, Biševo, Sveti Andija-Svetac, Brusnik, and Jabuka, among which Brusnik and Jabuka stand out as the only volcanic islands in the Adriatic Sea. This small fishing town will captivate you with its charm, rich cultural history, and, naturally, superb food. Among a number of local specialties, the so-called “komiška pogaca” deserves a particular mention. You can also visit the Fishing Museum housed in Komuna, a Renaissance fortress dating back to the 16th century, as well as numerous churches, among which Muster – St. Nicholas’s Church, dominating a hill above Komiža and protecting fishermen and seafarers from far above, is certainly the most memorable.