UNESCO presents a collection of Underwater Heritage & Diving Cards to raise awareness on the protection of the underwater cultural heritage

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The sport diving community is essential to underwater cultural heritage protection. Leisure, non-professional and professional divers interested in submerged archaeological sites can become the guardians of certain sites and be a valuable assistance to national authorities. However, remember that this heritage belongs to everyone, so please respect and protect our shared heritage. If you think you may have discovered a new site or artefact, take pictures, document its location, make notes and alert the responsible authorities. Who knows, you might just have made an important archaeological discovery.
The States Parties to the UNESCO 2001 Convention adopted a Code of Ethics for Diving on Submerged Archaeological Sites. Please read and spread the Code of Ethics throughout the diving community.
· Take a look at the Diving Cards, which reflect the 15 Rules that promote the importance of respecting and safeguarding our underwater cultural...

The sport diving community is essential to underwater cultural heritage protection. Leisure, non-professional and professional divers interested in submerged archaeological sites can become the guardians of certain sites and be a valuable assistance to national authorities. However, remember that this heritage belongs to everyone, so please respect and protect our shared heritage. If you think you may have discovered a new site or artefact, take pictures, document its location, make notes and alert the responsible authorities. Who knows, you might just have made an important archaeological discovery.

 The States Parties to the UNESCO 2001 Convention adopted a Code of Ethics for Diving on Submerged Archaeological Sites. Please read and spread the Code of Ethics throughout the diving community.

 ·         Take a look at the Diving Cards, which reflect the 15 Rules that promote the importance of respecting and safeguarding our underwater cultural heritage.

 Apart from these Diving Cards, UNESCO also created a series of Underwater Heritage Cards to raise awareness on the 2001 Convention and to highlight the importance of protecting our rich cultural heritage for the benefit of future generations.

 ·         See UNESCO social media cards on UNESCO’s Underwater Heritage website.

 Support the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage and help us to protect the underwater cultural heritage!