Diving Village, built by Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality in Gömeç, is counting the days for its opening. Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Yücel Yılmaz, who examined the works in Turkey's first Diving Village on site, said that they have commissioned another very valuable investment for the economies of both Balıkesir and Gömeç.
Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality; It is implementing projects and investments that will make Balıkesir, where many blue flags wave on its beaches and hosts thousands of tourists every year, a center of attraction for diving tourism. In Balıkesir, which is one of the first places that come to mind when it comes to sea and sun tourism, and also hosts the world's uniquely beautiful diving spots; The countdown has begun for the opening of the "Gömeç Diving Village" built by the Metropolitan Municipality. Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Yücel Yılmaz examined the works in the Diving Village, which includes the "Underwater Sculpture Gallery", where Balıkesir's values and mythological heroes are exhibited, which was opened in October last year. Mayor Yılmaz was accompanied by Gömeç Mayor Mehmet İrem Himam.
WORKS ARE COMING TO AN END
Metropolitan Municipality; Güvercin and Martı bays, where the blue flag flies, and Karaağaç and Pelitköy in Gömeç District. İçmeler and blue bayraklı Pelitköy is about to complete the construction of the Diving Village in the area covering Bağlarburnu Coast. Sportive diving, corporate diving, scientific diving, disabled diving, technical diving and search and rescue training will be provided at the Underwater Academy to be established within the scope of the Diving Village project. In addition, many workshops and activities will be held, especially photography workshops, lifeguard races, triathlon races and sailing races.
A FIRST IN TURKEY
The facility, which is Turkey's first diving center in terms of its infrastructure and surface area, was planned considering the use of disabled citizens. The Diving Village will offer the opportunity to obtain international certification at all diver training levels. In addition to the education unit, which was built in harmony with the environment using natural stone and wood, the project area will include a 400-meter public beach, a 9 thousand square meter tent camping area, a 2 thousand 500 square meter recreation area and a 2 thousand 500 square meter social facility areas and a restaurant. The work is carried out in cooperation with Gömeç Municipality.
HOLIDAY SEASON WILL BE EXTENDED
Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Yücel Yılmaz, who made inspections at the completed Education Unit in Karağaç, emphasized that their goal is to spread tourism to 12 months and said, “We are in love with our city. We want to introduce our city to the world with all its values and strengthen its economy. Each district of Balıkesir has the potential to stand out with its unique values and become a brand. We want to give a separate function to each district of our city. "We aim to extend the holiday season in Gömeç," he said.
IT WILL ADD VALUE TO THE CITY ECONOMY
Stating that the Diving Village is a very valuable investment for the economy of Gömeç, Mayor Yücel Yılmaz said, “We are opening the Diving Village, which we believe will add great value to the district, to the service of Turkey. I claim; The most beautiful of Turkey. It will be one of the most important diving centers in the world in terms of its functions. Diving Village will add great value to both Gömeç and Balıkesir. It is a place where training of firefighters from all over Turkey will be given as well as training for those who want to do diving related work. "We have built a fully equipped place meeting international standards," he said.
WE INTEGRATE THE DISTRICTS
Stating that Balıkesir is one of the most beautiful cities in Turkey, Mayor Yücel Yılmaz stated that they have taken steps to integrate all districts in terms of tourism. Yılmaz said, “The guest who will come here to dive will go to Havran, visit the museum where Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk met with Seyit Corporal, and visit the historical oil factories there. He will go to Ayvalık, eat fish, shop in the center, taste the stew in Bigadiç, pick up his lamb from İvrindi, and go to the glass observation deck. We are weaving the infrastructure of this like a shuttle. "We plan it all together," he said.