Blue Planet Diving Center
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Diving Center Blue Planet is situated in the Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, surrounded by impressive high cliffs, clear blue sea, and numerous outstanding diving sites! Diving Center Blue Planet a licensed PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort and offers all the recreative and professional PADI courses, as well as a great range of FUN DIVE experiences. Discovery scuba diving, advanced dive courses, instructor courses, or snorkeling rentals. We dive with top equipment, insurance, and internationally recognized licenses. Choose between offshore and boat diving, day and night diving. Our dive boat is leaves directly from in front of the center and within a short time you are able to reach beautiful dive sites with great visibility; walls, wrecks, sponges, algae, jellyfish, and a beautiful house reef full of rare red corals! Your diving will be captured with underwater photography. Leave your daily life for a moment and dive into another world that will transform your senses forever!
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Liz & John
Wilmslow, UK39 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Very competent staff from the instructors to the incredibly competent, friendly and helpful Masa who books in divers and handles admin.

Our kids (18 and 17) did the open water course which was taught very thoroughly. Meanwhile we did a refresher dive then 6 more dives from the boat. Tariq, who taught the kids, was the perfect instructor, navigating a couple of tricky people situations very very well.

Why not 5 stars? When they were busy it seemed there was not quite enough fully working equipment to go round - took time to track down enough regulators then my husband had minor leaks on both regulator and BCD. This is probably due to us all emerging from COVID lockdowns & working hard to restart the operation amongst all the uncertainty. They had less instructor / dive masters than normal. Number of dive sites seemed limited by having to accommodate different standards of diver on one boat - I did 1 dive 3 times.

Overall though a company that offers good instruction and ideal for new and returning divers.
Big thanks to Mari, Marko, Tariq & Masa - all stand out professionals in their work.
Written August 28, 2021
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Thank you for your positive review! I`m grateful that you mentioned the team members and complimented their work, nothing makes me more proud! Tarik is indeed an excellent instructor - what makes him good at what he does, besides the fact that he is a great professional, is that he truly cares for every person he interacts with. I could say the same for Maro, Marko and Maša - they love what they do and it shows. As far as equipment goes, it`s a fair comment - ever since the pandemic started, problems in the chains of distribution have made it very difficult to order and buy new equipment. Also, a lot of instructors who used to work here before Covid couldn`t come for various reasons. In the meantime, a lot of the ordered equipment finally came in, so everything is ready for next season. Hopefully, the pandemic will also be under control and all of our instructors will be at disposal. Thank you very much for putting your trust in us and we all hope to see you and your family again!
Written October 18, 2021
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Nicolaellen
Dublin, Ireland81 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
My husband & I did the PADI OWD course with Timo across 4 days. There were 5 people on our course, all of varying confidence levels - Timo was so experienced, kind and patient with everyone. Given scuba diving can have such dangers, he ensured we were safe and always knew the correct way to do everything. Sometimes if we were not confident, he said “knowing you cannot go on a dive is the greatest courage of all 🥰”. We absolutely loved diving with Timo & would recommend him to any beginner. He was such a nice guy - hopefully we can dive together again some day x
Written August 1, 2022
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Thank you for your review and for mentioning Timo by name! He deserves all the praise he gets as an instructor. Timo makes sure that all his students become safe and confident scuba divers. I am so glad you had a great time with us during the OWD course and hope that you will continue to enjoy scuba diving. Hopefully you will visit us again soon! We would love to have you do the Advanced course here too!
Written September 9, 2022
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MARKD7
Bromsgrove, UK117 contributions
Aug 2022
My two sons (16 & 22) and I had a fanatic experience with Blue Planet and our diving instructor Maro. We have completed dives to 6- 10 m before on holiday but not experts. We completed two dives one in the morning and one in afternoon. Maro was excellent going through the details and also making it fun. In the afternoon we did a proper dive in our eyes and all three of us went down to 10/15m. The water off Dubrovnik Palace was clear and allowed us to see plenty of life. Felt completely safe with Maro and this professional diving school. Would definitely recommend. 👍
Written September 7, 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review! I am so glad you had good time with my Dive Master Maro's. As you pointed out, Maro is exceptional at making every Discover Scuba diving experience both informative and a lot of fun. I appreciated that you commended the safety practices of both Maro and my diving school. All the dive sites in Dubrovnik offer wonderful visibility and plenty of marine life. The site in front of our dive center is the perfect location for beginner divers as it is both safe and offers a lot of interesting things to see. Thank you very much for your recommendation and hope you will come back soon!
Written September 15, 2022
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mydayjob
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL146 contributions
Apr 2022
Fantastic experience from start to finish! Great communication, answered all of our questions and took everything very seriously, which is tantamount in scuba diving.

Experienced instructor was great with our family member (and when the others booked for our time didn't show up, our guy got a private lesson). Very easy to find the location; everyone at the hotel made us feel very welcome. The ladies at the check in desk were super friendly, hospitable, gracious and answered all of our questions.

The hotel itself is stunning and a wonderful place to relax while waiting for your group to dive.

Very highly recommend this operation and hope to be back soon.
Written April 26, 2022
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Thank you for your wonderful review! It gives me joy to hear you enjoyed the whole experience at our center and the hotel that much. I`m very proud of my team for making you feel welcome and for their professionalism from start to finish. Their unique personalities and dedication greatly contribute to making the stay at Blue Planet as enjoyable as possible. Thank you for your kind words and recommendation! We, too, hope to see you all again very soon!
Written May 6, 2022
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Johanna V
Mantsala, Finland3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
I completed Discover Scuba Diving in Blue Planet. Instructor Tarik was very professional and made me feel safe while diving. We did two dives with a small group - first dive with 4 persons and second one with 3 persons. This was the first dive of my life and one of the coolest things I've ever done. A very strong recommendation for Diving Center Blue Planet.
Written August 23, 2022
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Thank you for you wonderful review! It makes me happy that Tarik left such good impression on you when introducing you to scuba diving. Tarik is an excellent instructor! He is always kind, patient, professional, and focused on safety. He has a way of making every one of his students feel comfortable. You mentioned that scuba diving is the coolest thing you have ever done - it is definitely an amazing experience and something will stay with you long after your vacation is over. I am so glad you had a great time with us at Blue Planet! Now that you have completed the Discover Scuba Diving program it is like you completed the first day of the Open Water Diver course. I hope you will continue with the course at some PADI dive center (maybe this one) to become a certified diver. Thank you very much for your recommendation and hope you will come back soon!
Written September 11, 2022
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dylanmagill1
Ballymena, UK87 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
I had two great dives at this centre during my time in Dubrovnik. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the dives were ran in a safe but fun way.
I had both a refresher dive from the shore and a boat dive at a location not too far from the centre. Both were fun, with the boat dive being particularly enjoyable.
I'd strongly recommend this dive centre to anyone who wants to go diving in Dubrovnik.
Written September 7, 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review! I am so glad you had good time at Blue Planet diving center. My staff and I do our best to provide a positive and friendly atmosphere here at the dive center. I am very happy to hear that they provide you will all the assistance you needed and gave you a safe and fun experience. There are several dive sites located a short boat ride away from the dive center so there is plenty of areas left for you to explore next time you are in Dubrovnik. Thank you very much for your recommendation and hope you will come back soon!
Written September 15, 2022
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David W
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Solo
Absolutely fab, professional staff.
Great initial training session followed by short exam (yes you do have to take it seriously)
Followed by an escorted dive.
First time dive for me (at 53) wished I’d done it years ago.
Cannot rate these guys highly enough.
Don’t hesitate, book it!
Written August 9, 2022
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Thank you for your wonderful review! It is never too late to start scuba diving (and 53 is definitely not too old)! I am so glad that you tried scuba diving here at Blue Planet and that you enjoyed it. All my instructors try their best to ensure that all beginners have a safe and fun experience. I hope your time with us has sparked a love of scuba diving and maybe you decide to get your certification. Thank you very much for your recommendation and hope you will come back soon!
Written September 11, 2022
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Charlotte
4 contributions
Sep 2021
I completed my Advanced PADI with Blue Planet recently and had such a great time. Vlaho was my instructor and he was great. He was very safety conscious as well as being patient with me. The whole experience didn't feel rushed which made me feel like I could stop and ask questions.

If you feel like you need a refresher/check dive, then I highly recommend doing it here, made me feel much more confident before starting my advanced.

Masa & Anto were also great - always so fun & friendly. I will definitely be back if I am ever in Dubrovnik again :)
Written September 20, 2021
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Thank you for your excellent review! I`m pleased to know that you enjoyed your Advanced course at Blue Planet. Thank you for mentioning Vlaho - he is indeed a very patient and calm person who takes safety very seriously, just as an instructor should. I`m glad you felt like you could ask him questions - it shows that he made you feel comfortable to do so. Doing a Check dive is always a good idea, especially before starting a new course and it`s great when divers are aware of that. Thank you for choosing us for your course - it`s always a pleasure to have such kind and friendly guests at the center. Hopefully you`ll visit us again soon!
Written October 19, 2021
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Sam
Nottingham, UK27 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We came across Blue Planet when looking at a dive centre to use in Dubrovnik. Staying just a short walk away, it was easy to get to. (Don’t expect much out of the hotel, if you’re not staying there, they can be slightly pretentious... we tried to get breakfast there on one of our days and after lots of discussion between 3 people in Croatian, we were told a flat no.) This is NOT a reflection of Blue Planet.

We had 4 days booked and were looking forward to a mixed bag of dive sites, and that’s exactly what we got. We did 2 of the sites twice, but that’s not a bad thing, beautiful topography and very relaxed dive guides.

When we were there, and as experienced divers, Blue Planet were also facilitating courses, introductions and discovery dives so it was really busy. We had a couple of times where we were prepped and ready and waiting a good hour, sometimes 2 for our first dive, but there’s easy access to the sea so make the most out of a bit of sun lounging and swimming in the sea.

The team there are great, different personalities and slightly different approaches, none of this bad; if you need extra support or feel a little nervous, make sure you speak up before going on a dive or ask for assistance before going out. As with any qualified certification, especially advanced open water and above, there is an expectation you know the main drills so if you’re a bit rusty or can’t quite remember, if you don’t speak up, they’ll rightly assume you are comfortable. Don’t be that person when you’re in the water you clearly don’t know what you’re doing... you’ll spoil it for others.

We took most of our own equipment but they have great 5mm Mares wetsuits which are more than suitable.

We managed to get in cavern dives, shore dives and the Toronno wreck which is definitely a must for experienced divers (30-40+ metres)

Thanks Blue Planet
Written August 15, 2020
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Thank you very much for your positive and informative review! I`m extremely happy you enjoyed our dive sites, you couldn`t have described them better - a varied mix of caves, caverns, lakes, walls, wrecks well worth visiting more than just once. I would also like to thank you for complimenting the team members - indeed, they are all different individuals, but their unique personalities make one excellent team. All of them are hardworking, dedicated to their job and, most importantly - genuinely love what they do. I`m extremely proud to be managing them. I`m glad you used the sometimes longer waiting time to relax and swim in the sea, we`re blessed to be located at such a beautiful place where even waiting can be enjoyable. You visited us in peak of a very peculiar season due to Covid-19 - hopefully you`ll visit us again when the circumstances are back to normal and we can make up for the slight imperfections :) Thank you from the whole team!
Written August 29, 2020
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Calamata
Derby, UK18 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
An excellent week spent diving at the Blue Planet Dive Centre.

My partner and I booked in advance and stayed at the Dubrovnik Palace Hotel. I completed 8 dives, including the Totonno wreck. My partner did Open Water referral and his Advanced. We were given excellent instruction from our Dive Instructor Vlaho. He briefed us on every dive. We were split into small sized groups with similar dive numbers and experience. Typically one dive in the morning and one after lunch - combination of shore dives and dives to local dive sites, including the island of Lokrum.

The dive school operates with a big emphasis on safety. Make sure you bring your log book with you to demonstrate your dive experience and last dive.

Thanks to the whole team for a great week, especially Vlaho for all his hard work and dedication. We look forward to visiting you again in the future!
Written September 2, 2022
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Thank you for you excellent and detailed review! I am so happy that you and your partner had a wonderful time during your time here at Blue Planet. There are many beautiful dive sites close to our dive center, so it is definitely worth diving here over several days. The Totonno wreck is a truly wonderful experience for advanced divers! We always arrange a dive there when there is a group of divers with the knowledge and experience to do this challenging dive. Lokrum is another amazing dive site! At this site you swim under the island´s foreboding cliffs through a semi-submerged tunnel into a lake called the Dead Sea. I truly appreciate that you gave Vlaho the recognition he deserves as a wonderful instructor. You got it absolutely right that he very hard working and dedicated to giving all his divers the best experience possible. Safety is everyone´s highest priority at Blue Planet! The requirement to have a logbook to do challenging dives, the discussion with the instructors during check in, and the dive briefings are all designed to ensure everyone has a safe experience while diving with us. Scuba divers are in good hands when they chose Blue Planet diving center. Thank you very much for your recommendation and hope you and your partner will come back soon!
Written September 12, 2022
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