Diving Albania

13 September 2019
The Republic of Albania is opposite the heel of Italy and north of Greece. It borders the Mediterranean, with the South-West of Albania on the Ionian Sea and the North-West on the Adriatic. Many dive sites in Albania have yet to be explored. It is a new area for diving, but the number of dive centres is increasing.

In June 2014, Albania became a candidate for accession to the European Union. In this year Albania created the National Coastline Agency, aiming to increase sustainable practices and bring the nation's shoreline up to international standards. The Coastline Agency is currently mapping the seabed and has so far found 38 shipwrecks. These range from 4th Century BC to World War II.

The sea is warmest between July and September where the temperature averages from 24-25 °C. For summer diving, a 5mm wet suit is recommended.

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Albania Dive Sites

10 m
Shtëpi e Sirenë
"Beautiful cavern with big number of corals and fishes. Cavern is only 10 meters deep so it can be visited by novices and advanced diver as well. In the area other sites up to 20 and even 30 meters deep. Visibility from 10 to 15 meters depend on current. "
Grzegorz Derêgowski, Polish Diving Base
Italian Cargo Ship, Saranda Harbour


"In Saranda harbour there are two ship wrecks that can be easily be dived from the shore. First one is over 100 meters long. It is a wreck of Italian cargo ship sunk in 1943 or 1944. Dive deep is max 18 meters on this place. "
Grzegorz Derêgowski, Polish Diving Base
30 m
Cutter, Saranda Harbour


"Wreck of cutter sank in the 70's after a collision with another ship. Max depth is 30 meters. Wreck is settled by huge number of fishes and other marine creatures. "
Grzegorz Derêgowski, Polish Diving Base

Albania Diving Centres

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Albania Adventure

The Albania Adventure office is in Tirana and the dive centre is in Jala Bay in the south. The dive centre is open from 30 April to 30 November. Offer PSS (Professional Scuba Schools) Worldwide courses including Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, SCUBA Rescue Diver, First Aid and CPR, Deep Diver and Divemaster.

Albania Adventure Dive Center
Jala Bay (south coast)

Albania Adventure Office
Rr "Don Bosko"
Kompleksi MEILD
pallati 1, shk 1
Ap.11, kati 2
Njesia Bashkiake Nr.11
Kodi Postar 1001

Tel: +355 (0) 42 40 40 30
Mobile: +355 68 20 10 515
Mobile: +355 69 21 23 666


"There is also another dive center with Padi validation and equipped with Mares material. It's Vacances Albanie and Albania Adventure."
Berenger, February 2016
Dive Albania

Dive Albania
E-mail: nancy@albaniamarinecenter.org

Dive Albania is the commercial operation to support the Marine Center of Research in Albania.

Polish Diving Base

Polish Diving Base
Tel: +355 694 359 609
Tel: +48 601 92 92 55
E-mail: office@albaniadive.com

Speak Polish, English and German.

Diving in Albania

Bar & Restaurant Centrali
Shetitorja Naim Frasheri
Tel:+355 69 210 7421
Email: DivingInAlbania@gmail.com


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