Conferences, workshop, Guided snorkeling excursions, Diving in archaeological tours, watersports, documentary screenings, book presentations, exhibitions, visits to Museums, tastings of typical products usticesi, exhibition of underwater photographs and drawings.
It is particularly rich of appointments of the program Fifty-eighth edition of the International Festival of Underwater Activities, from 29 August 3 September, Ustica will liven up with several initiatives that will culminate with the Golden Trident ceremony and Academy Award, presented by journalist and vice president of the International vicar of Science and Underwater Techniques Pippo Cappellano and documentary filmmaker Marina Cappabianca.
"The award" Golden Trident ", considered the "Nobel of diving" - says Prof.. Sebastiano Tusa President of the International Academy of Underwater Sciences and Techniques and Superintendent of the Sea of the Sicilian Region - he was awarded to Doctor Danilo Cialoni for the results of his research on the pathophysiology of the dive as coordinator of research programs in the field of DAN Europe Foundation, the identification of the mechanisms underlying lung edema of the underwater, the Taravana dell'apneista and pathophysiological similarities between immersion, at the higher altitude and space life through the project DAN SkiScubaSpace ".
"The Academy Award that the Academy gives Society, Organizations and Associations that are particularly deserving in diving and known internationally have been assigned to the DAN (Divert Alert Network), with the awarding of 5 global components: DAN JAPAN – AND USA – AND ASIA PACIFIC – DAN SOUTHERN AFRICA – DAN EUROPE per aiutare instancabilmente i Diver in difficoltà dal 1980, promuovendo Diving Medicine Research e benchmark di Diving Safety Training Programs, diventando così un punto di riferimento a livello mondiale per la sicurezza dei Divers. Inoltre, conferita a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructores) una targa dell’Accademia Internazionale di Scienze e Tecniche Subacquee per la sua efficace azione nel promuovere la consapevolezza della sicurezza ambientale in immersione, la sostenibilità delle immersioni e, in particolare, l’avvio di un programma internazionale rivolto agli studenti delle scuole primarie e secondarie per promuovere la conoscenza dell’oceano e l’immersione tra i giovani”.
“Ustica ritorna a essere “la capitale” delle attività e scienze legate al mare – aggiunge Tusa – grazie al rinnovato impegno dell’Accademia Internazionale di Scienze e Tecniche Subacquee che insieme al Comune, all’Area Protetta di Ustica e alla Soprintendenza del Mare (Assessorato Regionale dei Beni Culturali e dell’Identità Siciliana) l’organizzano”.
“La Rassegna si terrà, indeed, grazie al supporto concreto degli Assessorati regionali al Turismo, sport e spettacoli e dell’Agricoltura, Rural Development and Fisheries and the Mediterranean Village Hotel Punta Spalmatore (Oops)”. "It will be a week full of events - highlights the Mayor of Ustica Attilio Licciardi - and a welcome return: thanks to PADI and DAN throughout the duration of the event will be staged on the waterfront a Village with the exposure of the most modern and innovative products pertaining to the diving and the sea ".
"If the edition of last year was celebrated on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of the first Italian Navy Reserve - highlights Licciardi - this time Ustica hotel welcomes guests exposing another prestigious goal reached: the 5 with him, the ultimate recognition, Legambiente and Touring Club awarded this year to our island for its marine and terrestrial beauty and the practical policies implemented in nature conservation and environmental sustainability ".
"Even this year - said Licciardi - the protagonist will be our Mediterranean Sea, their status of protection, the many economic activities that insist on it, scientific research, scale fishing, the food chain, the future and the destiny of a great environmental and natural heritage. Inoltre, the conferment of the Honorary Citizenship awarded to Usticese, make Ustica, Once again, the capital of diving and marine environmental protection ".