If wreck diving is your passion, the Island of Vis is an excellent choice as it abounds in shipwrecks that bear testimony to the harsh conditions that prevail here, and attest to the fact that Vis was once of vital strategic import. A wreck that leaves every diver breathless and remains a lasting memory is the steamship Brijuni. Very little is known about the ship – built in 1909 in Monfalcone for the transport of passengers and goods along the Adriatic coast, she seemed illfated from the start; mobilized in 1914 as a naval vessel, she ran aground in 1917 on the Island of Galun near Krk. Her seafaring days came to an end on 2 February 1930 when, due to a strong storm, she ran aground on the Island of Ravnik near Pt. Jezero. In all probability, on her last voyage she was carrying a cargo of tobacco and wine. The wreck is in excellent shape. Dimensions: L = 68.36 m, W = 9.5, 1,111 GRT.
Diving tipsThe site lies off the south coast of Vis, near Pt. Jezero on the Island of Ravnik. It is reached by boat and anchoring and dives here can be difficult, at times, virtually impossible. The wreck lies on the sandy seabed on her port side and is a beautiful sight. Exploration usually begins at a lesser depth, at the stern (40 m), which is dominated by the rudder; her bow lies at 60 m. Consequently, exploration of this amazing wreck is reserved for experienced divers; detailed exploration requires gas mix diving, but as visibility is excellent, a closer approach and full descent is not necessary for those wishing to see the wreck and its impressive size.