Hippocampus Diving Center
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Hippocampus Diving Center is located in the campsite Stoja in Pula, near the city center. If you want to explore the underwater wonders of the Istrian peninsula, Hippocampus Diving Center is the ideal starting point for diving. Join us for a diving course or dive to some of the most famous shipwrecks in the Istrian underwater, like Baron Gautsch, Vis, Submarine, Varese, Draga. If you prefer wall or tunnel diving, night diving or cave diving, then Hippocampus is again the right place for you because we have several such destinations in our offer. The center itself is surrounded by a lush pine forest and it's close to a pebble beach, ideal for beginners who want to dive for the first time or to begin a diving course (SSI, CMAS). We know that safety and a serious approach are most important for a relaxed diving, and for that reason we take special care of these matters. Above all, our priority is quality preparation before the dive, education of our guides and diving under the supervis
Pula, Croatia
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Mahathi A
1 contribution
Jun 2022
We tried the Try Scuba Diving experience at the Hippocampus diving center. Everything was smooth from the start to the finish. All it took for booking was a simple Whatsapp message to Robi and he did the reservation and answered all my questions advance before the appointment and made us already feel extremely comfortable about the experience.

On the day of the diving, Laura was assigned to us as an instructor. To be honest, some of us were non-swimmers and extremely panicky about the experience. However, Laura was very patient with us and helped us enjoy the experience. We spent a lot of time trying to get comfortable in our scuba diving gear in the surface, so we didn't have much time left for the actual diving experience. But Laura and the other Hippocampus staff were quite accommodating and let us spend extra time so that we could have our first memorable diving experience. Everyone was so nice to us! I'm so happy with the memories that I will carry for the rest of my life. Special thanks to Laura for everything! Definitely want to take up a longer scuba diving training course now.
Written June 7, 2022
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Maura A
Padua, Italy17 contributions
Jul 2020
Hippocampus DC is really amazing: the team arrange very well all the trips to different diving sites every day, so in few days I could discovered the best spot in Stoja. The diving center is very clean and organized, and the full team is highly prepared about each diving site. All the equipments are great, every diving is super safe and I felt a familiar and friendly treatment. It's the best spot if you want discover suca diving or if you want to take your certification/specialty. I would recommend it to anyone that goes to Croatia!
Written July 20, 2020
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Thank you Maura for this positive review, we try to give our best to our guests. It was a pleasure to dive with you and we are glad we provided you a nice dives.
Written January 18, 2021
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Stanka S
Munich, Germany10 contributions
Jun 2020
A very professional and kind and friendly team of divers. We had an amazing time with them. We felt very safe in their hands and with them on the boat as they know every single part of their local coast. My two young boys loved the diving experience with them and were well looked after. Thank you again Hippocampus team!
Written June 14, 2020
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Dear Stanka, thank you for this nice words. We enjoyed with your woderful family who spreading positive energy...🌞 🤗
Written June 18, 2020
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Jure S
3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
The first dive was a pleasant experience for me. After the introductory steps and instructions, the guide Alberto took me to a nearby sea reef. With simple instructions, kindness and expertise, he got me excited about the underwater world. I recommend the experience!
Written July 4, 2022
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Alberto F
1 contribution
Jun 2021
Great experience with them. The center is really clean and organized. Since the first moment I arrived they were so friendly and professional. They offer a lot of diferent types of dives like caves, rift, wreks all of them amaizing. I will definitely come back again.
Written June 14, 2021
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Willemijn
The Netherlands1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Couples
My boyfriend and I did the open water course at hippocampus diving center. We are very pleased with the course and diving center.

The diving instructor Sebastian, is a very friendly and relaxed guy. He made us feel really safe while diving and took his time explaining the things we needed to learn. During the course there was a lot of focus on diving safety, how to take care of yourself and your buddy under water. The course was a great experience for us, we had a lot of fun and fell in love with diving.

After completing the course we did our first boat dive with Robi. He also made us feel very safe and took time to help us during this experience.

Hippocampus is a very good, well maintained diving center. The team is very friendly and relaxed. We would definitely recommend going here, if you want to go diving.
Written August 25, 2019
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Thank you very much for nice review. We are glad you had nice diving experience with us. Keep on diving!
Written December 12, 2020
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Willem B
Woerden, The Netherlands61 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
I had a wonderfull Diving experience without hippocampus. They are professional but still have me a good time and made me feel save. The dives were beautiful and the staff was patient and helpfully. Especially Brita was nice to be around. Hope to come back soon..
Written September 12, 2018
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fredbubbles
Cairns, Australia8 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
a great place to relax. friendly understanding crew. too short a time here. net year moat probably. highly recommended
Written September 8, 2018
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sirenadistoja
Pula, Croatia4 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
I have been diving with Robi since he opened back in '06. His love and respect for the sea is contagious, his professionalism admirable. You can see this also in his daughter who works with him at Stoja and Vedran who opened up and runs the dive center at bi-village. Maja has taken many of my non diver friends on discovery dives. Her inner peace transfers itself into them and they remain awed by her and the diving experience. Stoja is a beautiful camp site that embraces the nature within it's pine forest and can boast some of the best beaches of all of Istria. Book through Hippocampus and you'll get a discount!
Written July 22, 2018
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Herman E
13 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
We enjoyed diving with Hippocampus at the BiVillage (Fazana) location. They have a very good knowledge of excellent diving sites in de Fazana/Pula region. Every day there is a different dive with spectacular underwater landscapes (walls, tunnels, wrecks).
They cater for different level divers. My son got his Open Water and Advanced license with them. They are patient and have eye for the individual, making it comfortable for everyone to learn diving.
My best experience was a dive to the Baron Gautsch (a WWI steam ship). Absolutely spectacular to swim through this 90 meter wreck.
I recommend everyone to take the plunge with Hippocampus. They are great!
Written August 26, 2016
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