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Amforište, Pag

Sea lace (Sertella septentrionalis)
The greatest discoveries may be the product of chance; however, perseverance and dedication are also needed. In the Vlaška Mala Cove, which faces Mt. Velebit, a caged amphorae site contains preserved vessels dating back 2000 years; the fate of the ship carrying them is not known, but in the Velebit Channel, the usual culprit is the harsh northerly bura wind. The site is located 1.5 nm from the Žigljen ferry port and is a recent discovery.

Diving tips

The dive starts in shallow waters along a rocky bed, where amphorae shards are still visible, and to the amphorae site located 50 m away. Divers should pay attention to flipper use, as turbidity will reduce visibility.

Marine life

The site is covered in various organisms. In the sea lace one recognises the unique ornament of the Island of Pag – lace. Today, the amphorae abound in life and are home to conger eels, scorpionfish, octopi, sponges. Other sights include an iron anchor, an original amphora lid and part of the ship’s wheat mill grindstone.

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GPS: N 44 33 59 | E 14 57 47 »
Nearest settlement: Stara Novalja
Distance: 6 nm

Main characteristics

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