On the occasion of a large ecological action of cleaning the seabed, which has traditionally been carried out for 25 years in Dubrovnik, and as part of a rich program to mark the jubilee 25th eco action, “Pogled u plavo” visited Dubrovnik to promote diving as an important activity in preserving the marine environment.
Organized by the ABYSS Centre for Diving and Water Sports, Ragusa Ecological Diving Club and Plava Promocija, many citizens and tourists had a unique opportunity to dive along the walls of Dubrovnik with music and see the beauties of the underwater through an underwater photo exhibition.
"I am extremely happy that we managed to organize a view of the blue in Dubrovnik as part of our jubilee 25th environmental action. This was a great opportunity for our citizens, tourists, and especially children to get closer to diving as an activity with an emphasis on developing awareness for environmental protection. We are aware that the love for nature has been developing since I was a child, so I am glad that more than 200 children have tried diving in the past few days. Maintaining ecological actions has multiple meanings because in addition to removing waste from the sea and expanding the ecological world, it also promotes Dubrovnik as a tourist destination,” said Antun Perušina from the Centre for Diving and Water Sports ABYSS Dubrovnik.
After a short lesson on diving, safety aspects and diving equipment, many visitors dived under full diving equipment in controlled pool conditions, while the safety of novice divers was taken care of by divers of the State Civil Protection Intervention Unit of the Republic of Croatia.
By diving into the “Pogled u plavo” pool, tourists and citizens had the opportunity to see the beauties of the Croatian underwater through an underwater exhibition of photographs by the famous Croatian underwater photographer Marjan Radović and through photographs depicting underwater pollution to highlight the global problem of underwater pollution and the need to preserve it.
The view into the blue was conducted in Dubrovnik with the aim of promoting Croatia as a diving and tourist destination, diving offer, the beauty of the Croatian seabed and diving in general as an important segment in preserving the sea and nature, all within the eco action "ECO DUBRVOVNIK 2022" with the cleaning of the seabed begins today at the location of the Old Town Port.
The project “Pogled u plavo” is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.