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DIVING WORKSHOP – CAESAREA

OLD CAESAREA – PRE CONFRANCE DIVING WORKSHOP 08.09.19

On Sunday, the 8th of September, right before the conference begins, we offer you to join us to a pre-conference diving workshop in old Caesarea. The ground transportation will leave the David InterContinental Hotel at 06:00 and diving will begin at 08:00 in rotations. During the stay at the Diving Center, you will have a food & beverage bouffe (dairy) including hot coffee (espresso), tea, fruits, light sandwiches and more.

Old Caesarea Diving Center is the oldest Israeli diving center located along the Mediterranean coast, offering year-round diving services to fascinating sites, unlike any in the world. Old Caesarea Diving Center is situated in the midst of the Caesarea National Park, upon the ancient ruins of Herod’s sunken harbor, providing easy access to the unique underwater archeological park, which is the first and only of its kind in the world. As you enter the ancient city of Caesarea, you will find yourself in a captivating world abundant with ancient history and culture, all which is insignificant compared to what you will find underwater. Two thousand years ago King Herod the Great built the city of Caesarea, a major city in his kingdom, together with the magnificent harbor of Sebastos, the largest and most sophisticated harbor in the known world at the time. The sunken harbor is now a fascinating diving site.

Diving sites

Underwater Archeological Park – Track A
The sunken Harbor, The inner and Middle Basins, The trail is in shallow protected waters, and is ideal for snorkeling.
Maximum depth: 4 meters.
Dive time: 40 minutes.
Attractions: The ruins of King Herod’s ancient harbor, huge granite and marble columns, wreck of a sunken steamer, and Mediterranean marine life.

Underwater Archeological Park – Track B
The sunken Harbor, The inner and The sunken Harbor, The base of the main mole and the subsidiary breakwater.
Maximum depth: 6 meters
Dive time:45 minutes
Attractions: The ruins of King Herod’s ancient harbor, the sunken breakwaters, wreck of a sunken steamer, ancient anchors, and Mediterranean marine life.

Underwater Archeological Park – Track C
The sunken Harbor, Over the great breakwater.
Maximum depth: 8 meters
Dive time:50 minutes
Attractions:The ruins of King Herod’s ancient harbor, basalt slabs, ancient concrete blocks, piers, huge pile of collapsed blocks, and Mediterranean marine life.

Underwater Archeological Park – Track D
The sunken Harbor, The harbor entrance and the northern breakwater.
Maximum depth: 9 meters
Dive time:30 minutes
Attractions:The ruins of King Herod’s ancient harbor, ruins of the two towers, ashlar blocks, ancient concrete blocks, the northern breakwater, and Mediterranean marine life.

The Cave Reef
Maximum depth: 7 meters
Dive time:40 minutes
Attractions:Large granite and marble columns, caves and tunnels in the rocks, and Mediterranean marine life.

Palace Reef
Maximum depth: 6 meters
Dive time:30 minutes
Attractions:Reef wall, tunnels, ancient anchor, and Mediterranean marine life. A 10-minute walk from the diving center.

**** Diving sites cannot be pre-ordered.

Package Type Total Cost in ILS - 1 Participant Total Cost in ILS - 2 Participants
Guided Diving Workshop - Including Equipment
578
1156
Guided Diving Workshop - Without Equipment
396
792
Independent Diving Workshop - Including Equipment
396
792
Independent Diving Workshop - Without Equipment
283
566

*** Please read the packages supplement very carefully in order to choose the right one for you

1. Guided Diving Workshop - Including Equipment
2. Guided Diving Workshop - Without Equipment
3. Independent Diving Workshop - Including Equipment
4. Independent Diving Workshop - Without Equipment

Important notes:

  • Transportation will leave the David InterContinental Hotel at 06:00
  • Transportation from Caesarea will leave at 14:30 to the David InterContinental Hotel in Tel Aviv
  • Diving cannot be excluded from the package!
  • 'Without diving equipment' means that the cost includes two tanks and weights per participant
  • 'With diving equipment' means that you receive all equipment needed in order to dive
  • In order to dive you will need to obtain and bring along with you to the workshop:
    • Personal diving certification from a recognized diving organization
    • Valid diving insurance
    • Proof of a dive in the last six months – you must bring your Log Book
    • Open water divers must have 12 signed dives
  • To dive as a certified diver in Israel, you have to be 12 years old and above