Rich and well preserved marine world

Educational underwater trail

The educational underwater trail in Verige Bay on the southern side of Veliki Brijun offers a unique experience of visiting natural and archaeological sites of the exceptionally rich and well preserved marine world in Brijuni National Park.
Rich and well preserved marine world

Unique experience of natural and archeological values

500 meters long trail

The approximately 500 meters long trail is not particularly demanding and is intended for visitors of all ages who can swim and use a diving mask and a snorkel. The tour lasts 45 minutes and includes swimming and underwater sightseeing at small depths using an audio guide and  educational panels set up at various experiential points. Visitors are introduced to the exceptionally valuable contents that may only be seen under water, such as the well-known hydro-archaeological site - a part of the ancient complex of a sumptuous Roman villa from the first century submerged under the sea due to rising sea levels. Numerous populations of fish, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, algae, sea sponges, crabs and shellfish and the especially attractive noble pen shell, a rare and strictly protected Mediterranean endemic species.

Expertise from the land through the radio on the snorkels

In addition to visual perception, the tour is special as it offers audio guides in the sea. Using special snorkels with a in-built receiver on their underwater tour, visitors listen to expert guides. The information is broadcast from the coast to the snorkels, and the sound is transmitted through vibrations and bone conduction. The audio guide is available in Croatian, Italian, English and German and is accompanied by music.

In order to preserve the submarine flora and fauna and to prevent any kind of threat to the marine living world and hydro-archeological sites, the educational underwater trail is carried out exclusively in small groups. Children under the age of 12 shall have appropriate adult supervision. Visitors shall be given the necessary diving gear (diving masks and snorkels) and they can rent underwater cameras.

Depending on the weather, the experience trail in Verige is open from mid-April to mid-October. Information at sport@np-brijuni.hr, 099 808 1945

Educational underwater trail