Scuba Diving Albania
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Travel information about Albania
Albania, is located on Southeastern Europe’s Balkan Peninsula, it is a small country with Adriatic and Ionian coastlines and an interior traversed by the Albanian Alps. It covers 28,748 square kilometres and had a total population of approximately 3 million people as of 2016. The country has a lot to offer including castles and archaeological sites. When it comes to scuba diving it has some wondrous rocky outcrops hiding sea life and other interesting marine life, as well as it has a rich and varied stock of wildlife, but of especial interest is the endangered Mediterranean Monk seal.
Capital city of Albania: Tirana
Closest neighbors to Albania: It is bordered by Montenegro in north, Serbia (Kosovo) in north east, the Republic of Macedonia in east, and Greece in south east. Also, it shares maritime borders with Croatia and Italy.
Best times to visit Albania: The best time to visit Albania is summer, when the weather is naturally warm and dry, while winter is generally fairly mild and wet. Due to the some restrictions and warm water temperatures, ranging from around 12°C in Winter to upwards of 24°C in Summer, diving here is comfortable all year round.
How to get to Albania: Getting to Albania is definitely easy to fly into the country, with a rising number of international flights connections. Affordable carriers offer connections from all over Europe and direct British Airways flights from London can be quite and sound realistic.
Visa requirements for Albania: Visas are not required for U.S. to enter the Republic of Albania. You may stay up to one year in Albania without applying for a residency permit.
Currency of Albania : The currency in Abania is the Albanian Lek
Official Language of Albania: Albanian is the official language of Albania
UNESCO World Heritage sites in Albania
- Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
- Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastë
Scuba diving safety tips
Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:
- Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
- Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
- Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
- Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
- Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
- Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.