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Danijel Frka

Danijel FrkaBorn on August 6, 1955 in Rijeka, resides currently living in Kraljevica. He is married, and a father of three children. Graduate Traffic engineer graduate, employed in TD Rijeka Promet plc. in Rijeka. Individual diving – since 1975. as a member of the Kraljevica Diving Club "Adria". He has been pursuing underwater photography since 1978. Instructor of underwater photography, Hurghada, Egypt, 2000. First place in the underwater photography state championship in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 and in 2008. 4th place in the "Fish" category in the Underwater Photography World Championship in Seogwipo, South Korea in 2009. Member of the World Underwater Federation's (CMAS) international committee for underwater photography from 2005 to 2008. He has exhibited his works at numerous individual and group underwater photography exhibitions. His greatest success in underwater photography was a Bronze medal in "Ambient with Model" category, at the Underwater Photography World Championship in Bodrum, Turkey 2011.

Danijel is engaged in exploration of Adriatic maritime history and airplane history in Croatia. He was a co-writer of the following books: “Croatian airplanes in the War of Independence” (Carski Husar, Zagreb 1995) and „Airforce of NDH“ (PC Grafičke usluge, Zagreb, 1998). He is a contributor and adviser to the Ministry of culture, Department of Hydro-archeology, and to the Croatian Conservation Institute. Some of the best known expeditions that he participated in were the investigation of the Austro-Hungarian wreck SZENT ISTVAN, a battleship which sank near the island of Premuda; shooting a documentary TV show about the US flying fortress B-17 near the island of Vis; and discovering the wreck of the Italian flagship RE D'ITALIA in the vicinity of Vis island.

Along with co-author Jasen Mesić he wrote and added photographs and illustrations to ˝Secrets of the Adriatic˝- a diving guide to the shipwrecks of the Adriatic. Alongside his associate Marino Brzac, he authored and wrote the screenplay for the documentary film "The Shipwrecks of Vis". Along with Marino Brzac authored the series "Great Shipwrecks of the Adriatic", which won the "Večernjakov Ekran" (Večernjak's Screen) award for the best documentary series of 2007. He collaborates with the magazines "Diver", "National Geographic Croatia", "More" (The Sea), "Livingstone", "Nautica", "Otvoreno more" (The Open Sea) and "Navigator". 

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Marino Brzac

Danijel FrkaMarino was born in Rijeka, Croatia on 26th August 1971. After finishing Technical school in Rijeka, as a qualified technical staff he started his working career in a shipyard in Rijeka. In 1992. he started his sports diving career, completing his first CMAS diving course. He soon obtained several diving specialty certificates, crowned by a diploma of a CMAS diving instructor**. From 1995. Marino became a professional diver, and for five years he was leading operations in a major Croatian diving company specialized for underwater construction.  Deciding to go abroad, he obtained licenses as a ROV pilot and is presently professionally involved in off-shore business.
Through his professional diving business, Marino also became a devoted underwater videographer and photographer. He got many assignments for TV projects, recording with his camera several world free-diving championships and other underwater events. He became a regular member and videographer of many archaeological diving expeditions organized by Croatian Ministry of Culture. His biggest success was the TV documentary series „Great Shipwrecks of the Adriatic“ and documentary „Death at down“ for History chanel as one of the authors, but also as the main underwater videographer. Several years ago underwater photography became his major free-time occupation. He won the Croatian national championship in 2009. He was participated in the 3 CMAS World Underwater Photography Championship, in South Korea, entering with two photos in the Top Ten category. He is member of Visual commission in CMAS world underwater diving asociation.

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Marjan Radović

Danijel FrkaMarjan Radovic, Engineer in Geodesy, is scuba diving since boyhood, and he finished his first scuba course in 1998. Scuba diving and underwater photography instructor with several associations, like Scuba Schools International – SSI, NAUI and Professional Scuba School – PSS. Combining passion for photography and diving, in 2000 he enters the realm of underwater photography, wanting to show the beauty of underwater world to everyone. While most photographers specialize in underwater life and scenery, Marjan tries to show a different and unique view of sea and swimming pool ambience, models and divers, coral and fish, caves and wrecks. Mesmerized by the beauty of the underwater world, he travelled beyond the Adriatic Sea, diving into the Atlantic Ocean several times and capturing its beauty, as well as the Caribbean and the Red Sea. Marjan is always looking for new and original ways for exhibiting his photos. He had 8 individual and around 30 group exhibitions. Marjan’s photos were published in all Croatian magazines about the sea, like More, Aqualung, Navigator, Pasca in Mare, Extreme Magazine, in almost all daily newspapers and some lifestyle magazines. His photographs are often found in travel guides, scuba diving equipment catalogues, diving centers' promotional material etc. His talent was recognized at numerous competitions and he holds a great number of awards. Maybe dearest to him was the title of finalist in the competition by prestigeous diving portal Underwaterphotography in 2010, when his work was chosen among 40 000 other photographies. Since 2006, Marjan is the official photographer and videographer of the international apnea championship, and other competitions organized by PSS and NAUI. He is expert contributor and photographer for SCUBALIFE, a scuba diving magazine, published in all ExYU countries.

Today, Marjan is well known and recognized through his project „Pogled u plavo“ (Look into the Blue),  an unique way of presenting photographs of Croatian underwater world. He is using this project to bring the beauty of underwater world and Adriatic Sea closer to Croatian public and travellers through Croatia. The project is also a call to the public to recognize and accept social responsibility, by raising awarness about protecting the environment.

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Certainly one of the most beautiful of Rovinj's islands and by all means one of the biggest - with a size of 233.000 m2 and one of the most attractive ones is the Red Island which is located nearby Rovinj, only a 15 minute boat-trip away. It is made up of two little islands, St. Andrew and Maskin, which are connected. Learn more...