02.08.2011 - UNESCO Office in Venice/Culture Sector

Support the UNESCO Code of Ethics for Diving on Submerged Archaeological Sites!

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The Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage (2001) has adopted the UNESCO Code of Ethics for Diving on Submerged Archaeological Sites recognizing that submerged archaeological sites are increasingly exposed to damage by inexperienced or unaware divers. Leisure, non-professional and professional divers interested in the enjoyment of submerged archaeological sites are an important public for the enjoyment of underwater heritage. They can also become the guardians of certain sites and be a valuable help to national authorities.

The UNESCO Code of ethics for diving on submerged archaeological sites consisting of 15 Rules is a very important tool in this endeavor. It shall ensure the respect for submerged heritage by each individual diver worldwide.

There is an estimate 15 Million divers worldwide. They are all invited to support the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (2001)!

Click here to discover the UNESCO Code of ethics for diving on submerged archaeological sites.




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