Cavtat to Receive an Underwater Archaeological Park for Divers

Daniela Rogulj

An underwater archaeological park and museum will be coming to Cavtat in the next few years…

Within the BluMed project, the quiet waters of Tiha bay in Cavtat will come alive for divers with an underwater archaeological park. The project should be completed by the end of 2019 and will also include an underwater museum and an interactive visitor center on the mainland. BluMed is an International Mediterranean Program, and the Croatian partner for the project is the county development agency DUNEA, reports Slobodna Dalmacija on March 22, 2017.

The municipality of Konavle will play a big part in helping bring the BlueMed project to life. Deputy Chief Božo Lasić recalls that the waters of the Tiha bay have sites with amphorae already protected by steel cages, and the goal is to make a center that will present the underwater world to those who do not dive. 

“The aim is to promote science and the museum is an interesting link that proves that even in the era of Epidaurus there was globalization, that the amphorae trade connected the Mediterranean. Perhaps the museum will expand into the history of fishing,” says Lasić. 

The goal is to make the underwater archaeological park and museum the backbone of tourism development as it will attract lovers of the underwater world and tourists that are divers. In an effort to protect the site it will be controlled for groups of less than five divers who will be guided by an expert.

The project is valued at 2,797,549 euros. 


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