Snorkeling in the clear turquoise waters of Korcula island’s seacoast is a great way to see underwater wildlife so this kind of activity is very popular and widespread among locals and visitors alike.
Korcula waters have a variety of marine life: fish, cuttlefish, octopuses, crabs, sea urchins, starfish .. all of them can be seen using your mask, snorkel, and fins.
Around the Island’s rocky coastline you’ll see different species of weed and seagrass, a variety of fish, crabs, urchins, and the rest of this colorful and fascinating world that hides just beneath the sea surface.
The visibility of the waters around the island often gets up to 20 meters in the summer months so by just floating face-down on the surface of the water (no deep dive) you can get into the underwater scenery directly from the beach (no boat needed)
If you are a beginner snorkeler, I would recommend you to stay near the seashore, to avoid passing by sea traffic. However, if you decide to snorkel further away from the shore, make sure you have a surface marker buoy to keep you visible to boats passing nearer to the shore.
Snorkeling around Korcula can truly be a fun and relaxing way to spend early morning or afternoon in this silent and completely different world.
I do it almost every day (June to September, weather permitted).
The best areas to head to for some snorkeling on the Island are the bays on the South Coast of the island (Defora), Raznjic, and the bays near Racisce on the Northside. Here is a list of my favorite locations:
Photo: A typical underwater landscape in the waters of Korcula island. The photo was taken in Mandrac, Korcula town.
This is snorkeling equipment that I have: a diving mask, snorkel, fins. It is just basic snorkeling stuff I recently bought from Amazon (if you wish to get the same one you can get it here: Mares Vento Clear Silicone Mask & Purge Snorkel Set in Yellow + Free Mesh Bag). Unfortunately, I still do not own any underwater camera so no underwater photos yet (I hope to get some for next summer – update – I actually just ordered my first ever underwater camera and am expecting a parcel from the Amazon soon. So in the next few months there will be underwater photos and videos here!)
Update: This is the first video that I made with my new underwater camera.