Environmental initiative for cleaning the underwater round the Lokrum island

Environmental initiative for cleaning the underwater round the Lokrum island takes place on May 11 2013, the Croatian Water Day. Participants in this action include Diving Center Blue Planet, Dubrovnik firemen, two environmental associations: Eko Omblici and Mala Sirena, and two youth associations: Libero Mokosi and Mlade nade Mokosice.

The initiative is organized by international environmental association GUWAA (Global underwater awareness association), founded with the mission to protect and preserve the world waters. GUWAA association partners include prince Albert of Monaco, Bernie Ecclestone and Bianca Jagger. In Croatia, the initiative is led by a famous diver Kristijan Curavic.

Cleaning the underwater begins at cape Bila Sika, continues to Portoc bay and towards cape Skrinja. In case the planned cleaning is finished quickly, the initiative will also include Podbor bay on the southern side of the island as well as bay Gornja Bocina on the southwestern side, provided there is enough time.

Environmental initiative programme:

8.00 – assembling of scuba divers in Diving Center Blue Planet

8.30 – speedboats with divers leave from Dubrovnik Palace Hotel

9.00 – assembling of divers, firemen, members of environmental and youth associations and employees of Lokrum Rezervat in Portoc bay

9.30 – 10.00 – the speedboat is available for transportation of participants in the initiative from city port

10.00 – divers throughout Croatia jump into water at the same time and the initiative begins

10.00 – 13.00 – cleaning of large and small garbage from the sea

13.00 – 13.30 – interview with the mayor of Dubrovnik and divers, photo session with reporters and the garbage extracted from the sea

14.00 – relaxing, food and drinks

All scuba divers participating in the environmental initiative will be given free equipment and transport from Diving Center Blue Planet to the Lokrum island.

If you want to participate in the initiative, please call Diving Center Blue Planet by dialling 091 899 0973 till Friday, May 10 2013, 2.00 pm.


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