A living aquarium. Join me under the waves in the Adriatic Sea as I snorkel and observe the marine life off the coast of Cesarica, Croatia. There is so much life on this planet, on land, in the air and in the sea. Escape from the grind of urban life for one hour and just follow the fish in the beautiful clear blue water of the Adriatic. The only sounds you’ll hear are from the snorkel, the water and the crackling of the tempered glass of my mask from the water pressure.
It’s difficult now for people to get away due to the pandemic, so this video is a means of being there without having to travel, for whatever reason or restrictions. Every year we set ourselves the goal of swimming in the sea as we live in a beautiful but landlocked country, Slovakia. Croatia, with its rocky shoreline, provides an excellent destination for those who like to fish or swim with fish.
Being alone in the sea and, if but for a short time, being a part of such a diverse biosphere, is an incredible, mesmerizing experience. Normal life and daily routines just melt away and it’s easy to become transfixed just watching the every day lives of sea creatures. This year the fish were plentiful. Two years ago there were very few fish. It’s possible that last year’s travel restrictions, along with very few tourists and boats, allowed the various fish species to recover somewhat. I certainly hope so. The Adriatic has been massively overfished to keep the restaurants stocked for tourists, and much of the catch is eventually discarded because it isn’t sold. Industrial fishing is wiping out sea life all over the planet, for humanity’s greed and gluttony. Physically being there and snorkelling makes such a state much more real than just reading about it.
Last time I was in Croatia, a Mako shark had just been filmed in shallow water exactly where we were staying. The water gets very deep very quickly so it’s always good to keep an eye on the deep blue when you’re distracted with the denizens of rock faces. The hug pod of dolphins which passed through were likely a good deterrent, though.
Filmed with an Apeman 4k action camera.
Filmed on location in Croatia.