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 the wreck of the sunken ship SS Thistlegorm brings more revenue than the pyramids at Giza. At the end of June, the community requested exemption from the payment of the concession due to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, so the Ministry amended the Ordinance on the procedure and manner of issuing permits for underwater activities in inland waters and territorial seas of the Republic of Croatia. to which diving centers were issued last year solutions for five years to perform underwater activities in protected areas. Introduction No Take zone as an opportunity? “This year’s situation is of course specific and never seen before. The results will certainly be smaller, we expect a drop of at least 50 percent, but the good thing is that it is still being done”, Said the president of the Diving Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Vedran Dorušić and added that the diving centers in the south of the country were most affected by the corona crisis because they depend on guests arriving by plane, which are now missing or very few. According to the latest research of the Thomas Institute for 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. In addition, he considers it important to facilitate the procedure and help sink old and worn-out ships and open historic forbidden zones, which are now decaying and do not earn anything for Croatia, but money from the state budget is spent on them. Dorušić believes that with just a few moves we would reach the top of diving tourism in Europe. Dorušić also sees the crisis as an opportunity to simplify many things and thus improve the business of diving centers, so he states that a number of meaningless occupations and professional exams that exist only in Croatia should be abolished, and only increase the cost of work and prevent employment of foreign students in Croatian diving centers, necessary for language skills and for the seasonality of work. Maël BALLAND, Pexels.com The President of the Community also proposes the introduction No Take zones that would attract those guests who now go to Italy, France and destinations that have such zones. It is a special form of protection that completely prohibits any exploitation of the seabed for the protection of ecosystems and cultural assets, and they have proven to be excellent in preserving biodiversity, but also in economic development. The Ministry of Culture accepted the request of the Diving Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and released the diving centers from paying this year’s fee (concession) for underwater cultural goods.
Villamor, meanwhile, was brought to ahospital for medical treatment. Charges will be filed against him./PN BACOLOD City – In Barangay Telim, Calatrava,Negros Occidental, an altercation between two sugarcane workers turned fatal. His co-worker Samuel Manaba Villamor,32, was tagged suspect. Police Major Rocky Desear, Calatravapolice station chief, said the incident happened around 6 p.m. on Dec. 10. Itwas Esconde who allegedly attacked Villamor first after a heated argumentensued between them. Villamor then retaliated and hacked Esconde using a canecutter. Esconde was killed on the spot The 25-year-old Julyten Esconde ofBarangay Malanog, Calatrava died of hacked wounds on the neck and body, policesaid.
With senior club action taking a back seat due to the All Ireland replay the focus this evening is on the County Minor hurling championship.The Minor A semi-finals pitch Newport Gaels against Clonoulty/Rossmore in Kilcommon while Holycross/Ballycahill will do battle with Moyle Rovers at Leahy Park, Cashel.Both of those games throw-in at 6:30. In Minor B it’s Kildangan up against Emly/Treacys in Newport while Loughmore-Castleiney take on Ballingarry in Golden, again with 6:30 starts.