Tourism
diving

Despite the fact that Ukraine is located mostly in the temperate latitudes, the opportunities for diving in our country are represented quite well. The waters around the Crimean peninsula are hiding the shipwrecks of different times. Mostly the debris of the 19-20th centuries may be found in the bottom of the Black Sea but much older remnants also occur. Besides shipwrecks and aircraft wrecks of the war times, divers would find interesting the settlements of the ancient times, various underwater topography with caves and grottoes and fauna of the Black Sea. Although Crimea is considered to be the Mecca of the Ukrainian diving, there are interesting places for diving in other parts of the country as well.

In particular, the Black Sea coast near Odesa, an aquatorium of Kherson region, a seabed around Zmiinyi island conceal the ships, aircrafts, amphorae of the ancient and medieval times. Some freshwater basins of Ukraine are also interesting for diving. In particular, the waters of the Dnipro reservoirs have flooded the entire villages, and the waters of the Dnister reservoir hide the remains of Bakota village that used to be a major city of Galicia-Volyn principality in the 11-14th centuries. Overall, the underwater archaeological heritage of Ukraine amounts to almost 900 sites and about 1000 still remain unexplored or not found. It should be also mentioned that underwater heritage of Ukraine is protected by the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage and the Law of Ukraine "On protection of archaeological heritage."

Diving clubs in Ukraine are established not only on the shores of the seas, but in many large cities. Classes in such clubs are held in the swimming pools with trips to Crimea or to other countries during the summer season. All diving clubs follow the international standards in training with the further issuance of the certificate of international standard, which allows diving with an aqualung not only in Ukraine but all over the world.