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Address: Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
Phone Number: +385 91 620 5847
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Beautiful Dive Center located in Hvar town, in Podstine Bay.

We provide dive...

Beautiful Dive Center located in Hvar town, in Podstine Bay.

We provide dive excursions for divers who has diving certification.

We operate with PADI and SSI to give the highest knowledge in our Dive Courses.

If you don't have dive certificate, this is a nice opportunity to try SCUBA Diving here in Hvar. We organize Discover Scuba Diving programs in our Podstine Bay.

The water conditions here are different from other Croatian sites. The sea is cold (16-24 degrees) and deep. For this reason here is mandatory to do refresh dive from the shore in shallow water for those divers who has less than 20 dives and haven't been diving in the previous 6 month. This reflects that safety is the first for us!

Besides we work with highly professional Instructor team and a Dive Doctor.

We are able to mix Nitrox, such as compressed air. If you request we do it under your attention.

We are open from 1st of March until 15th of December. The winter time is great diving period here for Dive Clubs and Group of Divers.

You are more than welcome to explore the underwater world of Hvar Island.

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As an experienced diver I wanted to expose my wife to diving and Viking provided her with an introduction to diving morning. They had some unfortunate staff health issues which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Barry G
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Abertawe, United Kingdom
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Abertawe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As an experienced diver I wanted to expose my wife to diving and Viking provided her with an introduction to diving morning. They had some unfortunate staff health issues which made things a little hectic as they were short staffed but they handled it as well as could be hoped and we still had an excellent experience with them. We... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have mixed feelings about Viking. Overall, I would strongly recommend against diving here, and especially against getting any type of license. Pros: The owner, Janek, is one of the nicest, most fantastic people you'll ever meet. Dave, the Australian instructor is also fantastically kind and knowledgeable. The dive center is located next to a little bar/restaurant with lounge chairs,... More 

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Thank HipAdvisorTK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife finished her open water course at viking and I did a few dives. The instructors were excellent, made me wife feel very comfortable and safe. Everyone spoke good English and other languages too. The atmosphere around the centre was really nice, they made us feel very welcome. Steve was our instructor and he was great, he made the... More 

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Modena, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm very concerned. This dive center show SSI flags. I have SSI international competence license for DEEP, NIGHT, NAVIGATION and Computer and 22 logged dive, the most in deep water But they don't accept my license and they want I make a dive from the shore to show me my competence. They void this only for 50 or more dive.... More 

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2 Thank Cbrandoli
Zsanett-Viking, Owner at Diving Center Viking, responded to this review

Dear Commenter! Thank you for your comment! Yes, we are SSI dive center also and accept every kind of license. The dive center's own regulation not made by Diving Associations. These rules are made by a dive center to be applicable for the conditions we experience here. The reason we oblige everyone who's experience is under 50 dive or hasn't... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Too bad dive. Only the visibility was good, about 20 meters, but it has nothing to see besides rocks. Temperature of 18 degrees celsius and undertow were other problems. Moreover, the dive operator handed me a small vest, which would not close right, fins also not fastened correctly, less ballast than necessary, and not to test the oxygen level of... More 

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Zsanett-Viking, Owner at Diving Center Viking, responded to this review

Dear Commenter! Thank you for your comment. I'm sorry but I don't remember that anyone asked for Nitrox. We only mix it upon request, but no one came to me. Can you tell me when was it? Can you explain which dive master had no patience? I would like to correct these as much as I can but I need... More 

Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely medium sized dive centre with a familiar athmosphere. The centre was taken over from the previous owners by Jeanette and Robert from Hungary. Imagine, Jeanette is a dive doctor (!) and Robert, the Course Director, is an extremely skilled diver with an impressive record. Inter alia, Robert used to work for the mining industry as an industrial diver (diving... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to book in 2 days of diving (4 dives). We explained to them that I had qualified as a OWD 10 days before arriving in Hvar and my partner was an AOWD who hadn't dived in around 15 years but had done the PADI refresher again 10 days before arriving in Hvar. They weren't worried about my partner... More 

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Zsanett-Viking, Owner at Diving Center Viking, responded to this review

Dear Commenter! Thank you for your review! To clarify the refresher dive meaning: here in our dive center its obligatory for those who has less than 20 dives. This means a short update on skills and a normal dive after from the shore. In the 90 Eur the shore dive and the boat dive after is also included. The reason... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great week of diving here! Nice, professional people, beautiful location and exciting dives. My plan was originally to do one day of diving, but I ended up doing the advanced course and managed to get a night dive at the end as well. I'd love to go back!

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Thank jen123454321
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was very good. Kind and professional Center. Under the water very colorful and super visibility. My dive spot place was Baba.

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Chisago City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always wanted to dive. I love the water but am a bit claustrophobic. This team worked with me to help me feel confident and safe and supported. They held my hand (literally) the whole way through the experience. Letting me set the pace and feel confident in my abilities. The dive instructors were patient and kind and knowledgeable.... More 

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