Zen Recreations

  Posted Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 6:50am by Zen Recreations

Get More than Slightly Wet this Summer!

To counterbalance the relaxing parts of your trip, Montenegro offers plenty of outdoor fun, including abundant chances to get more than slightly wet. Jet ski, schmet ski,we’re talking about getting as wet as you can possibly get by taking a big dip under the water!

Even if you’re new to SCUBA diving, we’ll strap some air on your back and (safely and expertly) guide you to some sites and sights few people get to see.

These guided instructor-led trips where you do NOT have to be a certified diver are for SCUBA newbies and experienced divers alike —let’s go!

You can expect to see rays of sunlight shooting through the water, majestic kelp forests, colorful fish and an ocean floor full of fascinating creatures—all the stuff that landlubbers never get to see. As you glide over the bottom you can expect to play Peek-a-Boo with fish darting around the rocks and watch anemones waving to you with a zillion arms.

Want to see critters that look like they were designed by a color-mad fashion guru? Fish will certainly fascinate with lively colors not found on land animals and anemones are usually interesting balls of color, but there’s more…

Nudibranch, anyone? Pink, yellow, purple and amazing shades of blue! Like snails without a shell, these “sea slugs” crawl about on the bottom but you might also see some kinds swim by, waving their entire bodies slowly through the water.

In these waters, too, we’re fortunate to have dolphins  and  playful Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus), some of whom come to visitors like a group greeting committee. Dozens of them will sometimes whizz by our group to say hello.

Whether you’re and experienced diver or a total noob, call some friends, plan your trip and explore our gigantic parks under the sea. We’ll see you soon!


=== More to the Story ===



There is more to the trip than having fun, as we use our SCUBA trips to remind everyone that we have to care for our precious oceans. We’re supporting a drive for larger marine protected areas around the world; we must take steps to protect these special places for future generations to enjoy. We also need to start thinking seriously about how to clean up the plastics we’ve dumped into the sea.

Thousands of seabirds and sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals are killed each year after ingesting plastic or getting entangled in it. The issue of plastic in the ocean is truly a Big Deal. Notwithstanding the fact we are ingesting a teaspoon of microplastic or a credit card — every week.

Plastic in the ocean is expected to outweigh all the fish by 2050!

From the equator to the poles, from Arctic ice sheets to the sea floor, no part of our oceans is free of plastic pollution and every day that passes it’s getting much, much worse.Please visit NOAA Marine Debris Prevention through Education