The two small islands of Veli and Mali Ćutin lie in front of the east coast of the Island of Cres adjacent to Galboka Bay. Their beauty and diversity are stunning for both divers and researchers. This area is protected.
Diving tipsAnchoring is on the north side of the island at a depth of 5 m. The plateau is 8 m wide. Descent is along the anchoring line in the direction of the wall and a sheer drop to 32 m. The entrance to the canyon starts at 7 m and continues down to 26 m, with 2 sharp clefts on either side. At the bottom, the canyon is 12 m wide decreasing to 4 m closer to the surface. On exiting the canyon, the dive continues along the right side of the wall to a submerged point at 24 m stretching vertically from the wall and out to the open sea. The wall at the point drops to 48 m and continues to drop to 52 m on the east side. Ascent is along the left side of the wall and through the canyon to the plateau.
Marine lifeThe undersea world is a rich multi-coloured, visually appealing diversity of flora and fauna. The most dazzling are the brilliant red gorgonians which appear at 28 m, followed by yellow gorgonians beyond 38 m. This abundance of colour is enhanced by schools of fish, including dentex heading for the open sea and numerous holes, terraces and hiding holes overgrown in soft coral and sponges. The anchoring plateau is an ideal habitat for octopi, anemones, shrimps, sea urchins and large shoals of damselfish.