Situtated in the heart of the southern Albanian Riviera, Saranda is an incredible place to bring underwater filmmakers and the public together. With charming accomodations and traditional Albanian cuisine located along a vibrant waterfront, it is easy to see why Saranda is considerd a rare gem in the over-crowded Mediterranean. In addition to local film festival-sponsored events, Saranda is a jumping off point to explore the entire region including the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Butrint and Gjirokastra.
The 2014 Saranda Underwater Film Festival is just around the corner. Check out the schedule and call for submissions here!
Underwater, marine, maritime, or nautical archaeology is simply archaeology done under the water. Together with cultural and physical anthropology and linguistics, archaeology - both on land and underwater - is a subfield of the science of anthropology, the study of humankind. Basically, the tools, techniques, and products are the same no matter where one works, although different environments may require adaptations to the task at hand. But the goals are the same: understanding our past.