'Aquarium of Saros' draws diving enthusiasts

The Port of İbrice, called the "aquarium" of the Gulf of Saros in northwestern Turkey, welcomes local and foreign diving enthusiasts.

Diver candidates, accompanied by instructors, dive into artificial reefs where the Dardanelles battles were revived and the area where the Airbus A330 passenger plane was located.

Diving schools located in the port continue practical and theoretical training, while the relatives of di-vers can also vacation on the beaches in the Gulf of Saros.

Dives are performed in accordance with coronavirus measures. After diving, accessories such as glasses, flippers, snorkels, clothes are all disinfected.

Keşan Mayor Mustafa Helvacıoğlu told Anadolu Agency that the city is called the Port of İbrice, the "evil eye bead and aquarium" of Saros.

"After the Sunken reefs and the aircraft, the tank sinking work will also be accomplished. There are about 100,000 visits in İbrice region.

"If there is an economy brought about by diving tourism in Egypt, we are also working in our gulf with our Trakya Development Agency and Edirne Governor's Office," said Helvacıoğlu.

He said that the city will create a campground in İbrice for diving tourism, stressing: "We will add professionalism to İbrice. Diving is an expensive sport. We will offer better conditions to the fans who perform this sport."

"Accommodation, camping and caravan tourism will be offered to divers. Apart from that, we will solve infrastructure problems. There's potential, we need to process İbrice. We started to do the work of it," he added.

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