Diving in the Lake of Ohrid is more than just a sport; it is about learning the history of the lake itself

As today the summer has officially started we can certainly say that the summer is the perfect time of the year to explore the Lake of Ohrid. Whether you explore it by kayak, boat, canoe or decide to dive in it, we can assure you that every way is as interesting and exciting.

But what may be very important to emphasize is the fact that in the last few years the interest of tourists for diving in the famous historical sites of the Lake of Ohrid has significantly increased.

One of the famous sites that we will talk about today is “Ploca Micov Grad” which is located on the Bay of Bones, and which today is an attractive museum complex that has more contents.

This site is found by Milutin Sekuloski, in whose honor the site gets its name.

His son Jovan Sekulovski, who has been following his father’s footsteps since he was a child, is building a career as a professional diver and he is promoting the lake in the best light, so today he took some time to present us the work of the diving association “Amphora” and meet the tourists who are interested in exploring the bottom of the lake.

Jovan says that diving at the archeological site has its advantages, while training and obtaining a diving degree, the tourists will also be introduced to the site’s prehistory, learning new things and having the opportunity to photograph alongside significant artifacts at the bottom of the lake.

Divers have the opportunity to pass under wooden houses where there are still scattered ceramic vessels in various shapes, stone axes, ceramic tiles that served as weights for fishing nets, circular stone blocks used to grind grain, amulets, wooden stake structures and many more other stone tools.

From there, the diving continues to a sandy valley where at a depth of six meters there is a colony of freshwater crabs, and you can meet eels and various shells and snails. If divers decide for a depth of 40 meters they will have the opportunity to meet colonies of endemic round sponge (Ochridaspongia rotunda). At such depths the temperature of the lake water is about eight degrees.

That the diving in this “city” has become extremely popular, especially from this type of archeological tourism, shows the number of divers that the diving association “Amphora” has at the moment which is 40 divers.

Jovan says that the visibility in the lake is excellent. Tourists receive underwater photography and filming, while touching the archeological finds is prohibited (with a few exceptions for promotional purposes).

According to Jovan, divers know that the sea and the oceans offer different types of diving, but if you dive into the Lake of Ohrid at least once, you will have the rare opportunity to get acquainted with its prehistory.


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