New attraction for Croatian diving tourism: A sunken Roman ship discovered near Pag

Posted On Nov 18 2020 by

first_imgA sunken Roman ship with hundreds of Roman amphorae was discovered near Pag.The site has yet to be further explored, but it is already certain that it is a new attractive location for diving tourism, which with about 180 diving centers is growing. The program of underwater activities in parts of the sea where cultural property is located is adopted by the Ministry of Culture. for the period from 2014 to 2018 includes 31 protected areas. A new program for a five-year period is expected soon, and the Diving Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce is cooperating with the Ministry of Culture on future conditions and treatment of these areas in order to improve the competitiveness of diving tourism. “The latest archaeological find in the Croatian submarine has been understood by the Ministry of Culture, that the protection is made in cooperation with diving centers through the installation of video surveillance, other technical protection measures and the application of new methods of presentation and tourist promotion. With a specialized form of tourist and cultural offer, diving enthusiasts are the first on the line in terms of environmental protection of the sea and are extremely aware of the importance of sustainable tourism, ” said the President of the Diving Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Vedran Dorušić, during a tourist dive, participated in the discovery of the wreck of a Roman ship near the island of Pag, which is believed to date from the beginning of the first century BC.In Croatia, there is a deliberate sinking of boats that serve as a diving attraction. The practice is better known as scuttling, and the first ship to be sunk in this way in Croatia is Vis, the flagship of the Yugoslav Navy, located in the Istrian bay of Polje. “Over the last year, there has been better regulation of the profession in Croatia, so any new attraction is more than welcome. Tourist diving has been singled out as a special form of tourism in the new Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism, and providers of tourist diving services have been defined, which has reduced the space for unfair competition. By the end of the year, the adoption of the Ordinance on diving safety is expected, on which we are working intensively with the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure,”Said Dorusic, adding that the collection of data on diving centers is underway with the aim of promotion on the central page of the CNTB.Dorušić points out that the problem of qualified workforce is still present among the remaining issues of the profession, since in addition to professional qualifications and international certificates, knowledge of foreign languages ​​is also required. Therefore, the Community is considering the development of the concept of simple education of diving leaders, especially for foreign labor, but also to strengthen the popularity of diving among young people in Croatia.  According to the research Tomas Summer 2017 of the Institute of Tourism, diving is a motive for coming to Croatia for more than 6% of respondents, while when choosing activities during their stay, 16,3% of guests choose diving. Most of them are in the group up to the age of 29, 20% of them. According to one of the world’s leading diving organizations, Padi, over 20 new divers have been certified each year for the past 900 years.One of the leading diving destinations in the world is Egypt, to which the diving attraction and wreck of the sunken ship SS Thistlegorm brings more revenue than the pyramids at Giza. RELATED NEWS:Published results of the research “Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS Summer 2017.”Download the complete survey Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS Summer 2017last_img read more


Franklin County Student Harvard-Bound

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_imgEdwards received a Harvard acceptance letter in December.Dedication and hard work in high school has paid off for 18-year-old Mitchell Edwards as he prepares to begin the next chapter of his academic career.The 2014 Franklin County graduate will attend Harvard in the fall.The son of Kirk and Lynn Edwards, of Broovkille, graduated on June 8 with a 4.5 grade point average. He finished fourth overall in the class of 205 seniors.Edwards received the Harvard acceptance letter in December. After visiting the prestigious college in Cambridge, Mass., he knew it was the right fit for him.“The campus is beautiful and they have so many resources with the highest endowment of any college in the world,” Edwards said. “The community is insane there just how accepting everyone is!”The Brookville native will pursue his favorite subject as a major in college, history.“I love history because you can look at what happened and sort of get a perspective on is happening and might happen.”“History combines so many different disciplines, I love literature, languages, government and sociology and all of that is combined in history and you can do a lot of interdisciplinary study with those other social sciences,” he added.Edwards notes that his parents played a major role in his path to an ivy league school.“When it started to shape up like ‘could be a real possibility,’ they were all on board. They were  like, ‘we have to research,   we have to visit, we have to compare , figure out the best fit for you,” Edwards recalled. “Without their support and how open they were with my dreams I don’t think I would have even had a shot.”Edwards added that he hopes his acceptance into the world-renowned university can inspire future Franklin County High School students to keep the grades up in high school and pursue their dreams.“I want them to do exactly what they want and try for exactly what they want and don’t settle for anything,” Edwards stated. “[Hopefully] it shows other kids that whatever they want to do they can.”last_img read more


Watch Photos:Black Stars players train ahead of Germany game

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgBlack Stars players return to training ahead of Germany gamelast_img