All boats are special but this one has a special significance and mission. It belongs to Diving Centre Hydrovius which keeps its facilities in Crithoni, gives diving lessons and guides visitors to the marvels of the seabed around the island.
The people who run Hydrovius have collaborated with researchers and authors in the exploration of a seabed rich in historical interest due to the WW2 relics that lie in its silent landscapes.
It has also worked with a group of scientists from the University of Patras who have been creating a chart of this seabed, using a sonar method. The work should have been finished by now, making Leros the first Greek island with a completely explored and mapped seabed. They're stuck at the 80% because of luck of funds.
For additional information: http://www.lerosactive.com/main/diving-tourism-leros/diving-center-services.html
In the distance we see Mt Kleidi and the district of Alinda.
Thank you for visiting, a lovely weekend to all
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ikeharel (69165) 2014-06-28 1:15
Good noted about this boat - otherwise it would had been just "another boat" picture, that's gave a whole diff. dimension to your picture.
Nice taken from a high point, with the bay and ridge included, and all in fine clarity and contrast.
Cheers & nice weekend,
jhm (150726) 2014-06-28 1:20
This small ship specially for diving, yes this area is very rich at WW2 relics, maybe a little bit dangerous for divers, but a good attention under water is very important.
Nice picture with the village across.
Very well composition, nice captured, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
snunney (96721) 2014-06-28 2:06
My TE neighbour today. A fine capture of this diving boat. You have framed the shot well making good use of the vertical format. Excellent control over depth of field complemented by good light, colours and sharpness.
dip (23888) 2014-06-28 2:57
Γεια σου Ουρανία,
όμορφη φωτογραφία παρμένη από καλή γωνία λήψης,λίγο σφιχτό αλλά ωραίο το κάθετο καδράρισμα,
ενδιαφέρον και επεξηγηματικό το σημείωμά σου,
Sergiom (76248) 2014-06-28 5:14
Quelle belle plongée vers ce beau petit bateau qui semble attendre un équipage et des passagers pour partir en mer. J'aime beaucoup l'arrière plan de maisons blanches au loin.
holmertz (50762) 2014-06-28 6:45
By the time you eventually get fed up with TrekEarth you will have explored and documented at least 80% of the surface of Leros :-). You still have some way to go, but you manage to discover nice photo opportunities at every nook and cranny. This boat may be fairly ordinary, although with some special equipment, but there are lots of fine little details on board and on the quai which makes watching it rewarding and amusing.
amaryllis (36693) 2014-06-28 8:01
superbe prise en plongée de ce bateau amarré près de ce ponton et un format vertical bien adapté et une belle profondeur d'image et une belle luminosité
Noel_Byrne (30071) 2014-06-28 8:48
Beautiful little boat and serving such an important function too. Sad to hear of the lack of unde, but I think you and I are both too used to hearing that phrase these days.
As I look at the town beyond on hee base of the mountain, it makes me think once again of ancient Greece and how the cartographers of the age would have missions similar. Thinly not sonar, but I can see their ancient vessels easily in this place charting the shapes of the rocks and coast, doing an equally important service for generations to come.
Very interesting scene, thank for sharing.
Silvio1953 (139775) 2014-06-28 11:50
Ciao Ourania, bella composizione col battello in primo piano e il delizioso villaggio a far da sfondo, in mezzo un mare fantastico, splendida luce e magnifici colori, brava, buon week end, ciao Silvio
Nicou (138980) 2014-06-28 12:15
quel beau bateau superbe image avec le ponton quelle image génial.
mesutilgim (93888) 2014-06-29 0:00
Hello dear Ourania,
Nice capture of this harour sceneyry with almost birdseye view.
Perfect pov and layout
Being on our annua bluetrip thi days, it's a quit wellknon scenery !
TFS and best regards
pajaran (59041) 2014-06-29 0:46
Interesantan tekst o turistickom mestu sa opisom ...
Lep pogled ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto sa camcem, bele fasade kuca i brdo.
Lepo mesto za odmor i rekreaciju.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the tourist places with a description ...
Nice view ...
Good work, nice place with the boat shown, the white walls of the houses and the hill.
Nice place for rest and recreation.
Have a nice day to relax, all the best.
Didi (60586) 2014-07-08 23:15
Bon point de vue dominant sur cette vedette, sujet très intéressants
Les stages de plongée en France sont hors de prix
cornejo (40833) 2014-07-12 12:11
Hi Ourania, very nice shot of this beautiful boat with a lovely background, beautifully captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, good light, color and quality. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.