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Croatia's Premier Island takes tourism underwater: Hvar Submarine

Posted Jun 26, 2013 by Paul Bradbury
As Hvar Town enjoys one of its best Junes ever, a new attraction is launched on its exclusive waterfront - semi-submarine tours.
The semi submarine is the latest attraction on Hvar Town s exclusive waterfront
The semi submarine is the latest attraction on Hvar Town's exclusive waterfront
Polupodmornica
With the tourist season in full swing, local children were invited to take part in the launch of Hvar's newest tourist attraction on June 26, 2013 - the first semi-submarine tour, an event witnessed by Digital Journal, and very much enjoyed by Digital Journal offspring.
The semi-submarine has a glass bottom, allowing guests to have a unique view of one of the world's cleanest seas, and tours will operate from one of the world's most exclusive waterfronts to the nearby Pakleni Islands and back. Launching the project, Ivan Gariful Gospodnetic, owner of exclusive fish restaurant Gariful, told Digital Journal:
The semi submarine is the latest attraction on Hvar Town s exclusive waterfront.
The semi submarine is the latest attraction on Hvar Town's exclusive waterfront.
"We are delighted to bring the latest attraction to Hvar. The season has started well - very well - and we must always look ahead to see how we can improve Hvar's offer to our guests. We decided to launch the submarine tour with a free trip for all island children."
In a first for this Digital Journalist, an interview with daughter Hannah, 6, who gave her reaction to the inaugural tour:
"Wow, Daddy, it was so cool. I saw a fish THIS big."
The semi-submarine will be sharing the waterfront with some of the world s biggest yachts this summe...
The semi-submarine will be sharing the waterfront with some of the world's biggest yachts this summer
With EU entry days away, Croatia's premier island has a bright future, and the addition of what is guaranteed to be a very popular children's attraction will only add to the tourism offer of an island blessed with sun, beaches, lavender, quality wine, night life and celebrity draw.