Divers discover 2000-year-old sunken Roman ship off Pag, Croatia

Written by on August 24, 2018 in Europe - Comments Off on Divers discover 2000-year-old sunken Roman ship off Pag, Croatia

While diving with tourists near the Croatian island of Pag, Vedran Dorušić, the president of the Diving Tourism Organisation at the Croatian Chamber of Economy and the rest of the divers came upon a wreck of a sunken Roman ship dated most probably to the beginning of the first century BCE. 

“The latest archeological finding in Croatian waters was met with understanding from the Ministry of Culture, to truly conduct, in co-operation with diving centres, the placement of video surveillance and other technical protection measures along with the application of new manners in presentation and tourist promotion. With this specialized form of tourism and cultural offering, diving enthusiasts are on the front line when it comes to protection of the environment and are extremely aware of the importance of sustainable tourism,” Dorušić said.

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