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


Herbert Addo admits AshGold were better in Obuasi

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgHearts coach Herbert Addo has admitted his side were outplayed by AshantiGold in their 1-1 stalemate on Wednesday.However, he has praised his lads for their continued fight till they were rewarded with a goal five minutes from full time.The Miners dominated play till end after an even opening fifteen minutes and scored the match opener on 30 minutes through Ivorian Didier Kore.AshGold wasted many chances and were later punished for their profligacy. In the 85th minute, Hearts had a corner which was headed out but midfielder Emmanuel Laryea found the ball from outside the area and bang, his long drive went past goalkeeper Fatau Dauda in post.”The first fifteen minutes we had many chances to score, empty nets but we managed to squander all,” coach Herbert Addo told supersport.com.”They turned things and were playing all the football. In fact, their goal was a beautiful goal. Halftime we talked to the boys but still AshGold were superior. Our boys didn’t plays as we hoped. They had the determination, they were fighting but did not play the football we know them to have been playing in the last few games. “Because of our determination, we were pushing, taking risks. We didn’t sit behind, we had to push. We brought on another striker and were pushing. Luckily for us, we had a corner and one of our midfielders picked on the second ball and scored. We just hard to defend.“We were even lucky. Our goalkeeper had to make a world class save a minute to the end. The ball was going in and he managed to get the ball out – which was fantastic. If it was boxing, maybe we could have conceded the fight but if we had knocked them out in the first round, maybe it would not have gone to that extent. That is football. It was a good game, a good lesson. All in all, I think the result is fair,” he ended.AshantiGold end the first round as league leaders with 29 points – four better than Wafa and Aduana Stars while Hearts maintain their 10th position with 20 points.–last_img read more