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Štrbské Pleso divers make some curious finds

THE 24TH year of the International Festival of Divers’ Films that took place in Pribylina had its accompanying events that have now become traditional, too.

Poseidon looks on as divers enter Štrbské Pleso.Poseidon looks on as divers enter Štrbské Pleso. (Source: SITA)

THE 24TH year of the International Festival of Divers’ Films that took place in Pribylina had its accompanying events that have now become traditional, too.

Divers took to the waters of Štrbské Pleso, the famous mountain lake in the High Tatras, for the 16th time to remove debris. This year they brought 234 kilograms of waste to the shores, including two oars almost one-hundred years old, Lenka Burdová of the State Forests of Tatra National Park told the TASR newswire.

Pavol Kráľ, coordinator of the Clean Waters event said the divers managed to find various, quite-curious items such as iron scaffolding, glass bottles of wine and beer (some of them almost antique), as well as the usual plastic cups, bottles and bags.

A rarity was a cooking pot complete with a lid. “We used this opportunity to dive in the northern part of the lake which had been cleaned just once in the last sixteen years,” Kráľ said.


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