I already wrote about many times that Croatia has more to offer than most of us expect, more than just a destination, mostly about intact nature and tradition wind up with modern way of life, but those were always just my words without any worthy visual proof. There were pictures and videos but they were not able to point out exactly what I was saying.
But before few days my colleague Martin send me a video and said: “check it out, this is what we were trying to say!!!”
And he was right, video describes that whoever you are you should be able to find yourself and your perfect spot in Croatia, it shows Croatian beauty, nature, peace, smell, sound and richness with a secret unspoiled places.
Video is about Orlando Duque, Colombian cliff diver, who came to Croatia looking for high diving destinations. He went to Vis to find what he came for. He visited Stiniva Beach, Green Cave, Blue Cave, Submarine Tunnel, and few more rocks he dive in from. What are his real impressions find out in video:
Duque’s high diving career began in Europe, in 1999 Duque took second place and so began a hugely successful cliff diving career, the highlight of which was him become the first Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series champion at the final in Greece, in September 2009.
With 13 world championship titles and two Guinness world records to his name, Colombian cliff diver Orlando Duque has proved his tremendous ability time and again from 27 meters, reaching the very pinnacle of his sport over the last 15 years. In 2013, in Barcelona, Duque became the winner of the first-ever FINA High Diving World Championship and despite turning 40 years of age in 2014 he continues to compete at the top of his discipline.
Vis as a Cliff Diving Destination
To be honest, I think that Vis could be perfect for anything; movie making, gastronomy, marine industry, cycling, jogging, sailing, cliff diving, wind surfing, kite surfing, and more. Vis is suitable for any adventurous activity that comes to your mind. But Vis is mostly visited because its beautiful nature, not because its adventurous spirit, but as we see in the video, one does not go without other.
Vis is placed on the south of Split Archipelago and has a long history and tradition. It was always important strategical and historical place. Exactly it’s tradition is what makes it so interesting to visit. Secondly it’s contrast. North side of the island is peaceful and quiet, while south side, which is shaped by the open Adriatic Sea, is wild side of the island. One more thing that makes Island of Vis interest is that there is so many attractions in a small area, on the island so far from the cost.
I believe that no one ever saw Vis as a perfect Cliff Diving Destination, but as we can see on the video it really can be. Especially its south side covered with high cliffs made by rough see. Hope that in the future this islands predisposition will be employed.
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