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It was a great experience to test diving for the first time at this way. My teenage son and I were totally excited. The diving instructors were very nice and patient to explain some points several times.
We travelled through Italy and found that the best to get in and out of Venice without an overnight stay was to carry on our journey into Croatia then take a day-trip from Pula. It was so much easier than the park and ride or the train journey from Bologna, and we got to chill out on the boat on the way there and back. We walk from the arrival pier into the centre of Venice via little frequent streets and bridges in less than 30 minutes and were able to take lots of pictures without lots of other people crowding the frames. Had a lovely lunch, explored the Piazza San Marco and the touristy sights before taking a water-taxi ride along the Grand Canal. Then we got back on the boat to Pula, and arrived there just in time for some pre-dinner drinks by the Roman Amphitheater. Would highly recommend the company, very friendly and professional. Every went smoothly. A real pleasure!
We had a great tour and enjoyed it very much. It was the perfect combination of exercise, nature and sightseeing. Danijel was a great guide. The explanations where concise but not overwhelming, and all this during a great mountibike trail in Pula’s southern coast. The wine and food taste was a delicious end to an overalll great experience. We sincerely recommend this tour if you want to do some sports while discovering the city’s best beaches.
The trip price includes the boat ride from Pula to Venice and back with a few guide notes. What was brilliant though was that - of course for extra charge, although reasonable - you can take up additional “modules” that perfectly follow each other to fill the whole time in Venice (if you wish to), or just bits of it. The Atlas guides organise the following, of which you can pick whatever you feel like (prices for adults, children cheaper): 1) boat trip from the port of Venice (customs point) to nearby Piazza San Marco (€13); 2) local pasta lunch (€20); 3) the Venetian Murano glass workshop; 4) gondola ride through Gran Canal and more (€28); water taxi back to port, through Gran Canal, under Rialto bridge, and more (€28). Given that there is only limited time in Venice, it worth the extra money for these organised tours; especially when you have people with limited walking abilities with you.
Really had a good experience with Orka Diving Club! I had a panick attack the first half hour in the water and our guide let me take my time to get used to the gear and being able to breahte under water. You get all the information you need to dive and afterwards you see a lot of the bay at the diving centre. We didn't have a very sunny day so we only had visibility to 6 meters and therefore we didn't go any deeper (also because of the pannick attack I didn't have that much air left so we had to return to the centre). I didn't expect to see this much of the bay and fish. I had a really good experience and am looking forward to doing it again!