Skin diving in Croatia was beautiful, but almost entirely lacking in marine life!
Beyond the usual small Mediterranean fishes, the largest sighted species were common octopuses.
The beauty was in the submarine geology: the channels and open sea are filled with Karst topography structures: boulders, cliffs, ravines, and all
manner of dramatic underwater vistas.
In the bays and coves, the water is incredibly clear; even in the open sea, the turbidity of the water was at a minimum.
The temperature dropped toward the open water, but not enough to warrant a wetsuit.
These pictures represent several different dive locations along the coast: Mljet, Korčula, and the Elaphiti Islands.
Since all shared the same properties, I've composed them as one.
It was also my first chance to try Mares
Razor longfins, which inspired my subsequent gear choices.
Marine life in this article: painted comberflathead grey mullet.