Underwater museum

Take a tour of the unique underwater story. Snorkel or just take a swim in the world’s only Via Crucis underwater museum and in addition check out a real military plane under the sea.

Via Crucis under the sea

The world’s only Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross) under the sea. With a constant focus on improving and expanding our tourist offer, we decided to realize our idea of setting up all the 14 Stations of the Cross on the seabed. All the new tourist attraction. This unique underwater story is our own private project and as such, for its theme, is not known to exist anywhere in the world. We started the project boldly and completely on our own, completed the project and we are very proud of the results.
The permanent underwater museum setup consists of all the 14 Stations of the Cross with 52 life-size statues and a large 8-meter-tall statue of Jesus Christ in the form of the 15th Station. All the statues are set on the seabed at a small depth of only 4-5 meters and the big 8 meters tall statue of Jesus Christ is placed at a depth of 10 m. In this way scuba diving is adapted to all, to the experienced divers, as well as to the very beginners, to those who have never experienced the stunning landscapes of the sea depths. Also, due to excellent visibility in a perfectly clear sea and small depth, statues can be seen by ordinary swimmers, snorkellers and freedivers. All the statues are eco-friendly, handmade of ferrocement. Our underwater museum is located in a small, beautiful cove only 2 NM from Trogir.
The world’s only Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross) under the sea. With a constant focus on improving and expanding our tourist offer, we decided to realize our idea of setting up all the 14 Stations of the Cross on the seabed. All the new tourist attraction. This unique underwater story is our own private project and as such, for its theme, is not known to exist anywhere in the world. We started the project boldly and completely on our own, completed the project and we are very proud of the results.
The permanent underwater museum setup consists of all the 14 Stations of the Cross with 52 life-size statues and a large 8-meter-tall statue of Jesus Christ in the form of the 15th Station. All the statues are set on the seabed at a small depth of only 4-5 meters and the big 8 meters tall statue of Jesus Christ is placed at a depth of 10 m. In this way scuba diving is adapted to all, to the experienced divers, as well as to the very beginners, to those who have never experienced the stunning landscapes of the sea depths. Also, due to excellent visibility in a perfectly clear sea and small depth, statues can be seen by ordinary swimmers, snorkellers and freedivers. All the statues are eco-friendly, handmade of ferrocement. Our underwater museum is located in a small, beautiful cove only 2 NM from Trogir.

Military plane

Soko Jastreb J-21 single-seater attack jet

Cosmetically renovated and placed on the seabed at a depth of 10 meters.

Keeping our focus on the top offer and service, and with the desire to offer diverse and interesting content, we decided to place a real military plane on the seabed. In addition to the already existing underwater attraction, our visitors can also see a military plane.

We found and bought a worn-out military plane that served no purpose but to end up in the trash. Our idea was to give it a new life and a new purpose. So, we have completely renovated it cosmetically, strictly taking care of marine life and eco-friendliness, we have removed everything that could potentially pollute the environment. The construction of the aircraft remained without mechanical parts and in order for the experience to be at its peak, we put up faithful replicas of the machine guns. The plane is set at a shallow depth to enable sightseeing for all, both experienced divers and complete beginners, but also, because of the small depth and good visibility for little more skilled snorkelers.

Technical characteristics

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History of The Soko J-21 Jastreb

source: Wikipedia*

(English: Hawk), referred to as the J-1 Jastreb in some sources, is a Yugoslav single-seat, single-engine, light attack aircraft, designed by the Aeronautical Technical Institute (ATI) and Vojnotehnički Institut Beograd (VTI), in Belgrade and manufactured by SOKO in Mostar. Derived from the G-2 Galeb advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft, it was designed in single-seat ground-attack and two-seat advanced flying / weapon training versions.

Design and development

The J-21 Jastreb was developed as a replacement for the Republic F-84 Thunderjet, which had been the most commonly used turbojet fighter-bomber aircraft of the Yugoslav Air Force until 1967. On the basis of the G-2 Galeb, the J-21 Jastreb was developed as a single seat ground attack variant, flying for the first time on 19 July 1965.

Pilots sit on licence-built Folland Type 1-B ejection seats under individual canopies hinged on the starboard side in un-pressurised cockpits. Instruments and controls are entirely conventional with manually operated flying controls and standard flight instruments.

Powered by a single BWB licence-built Rolls-Royce Viper Mk531 the Jastreb has a conventional aluminium alloy stressed skin structure with few or no special features. The relatively thick aerofoil section, though limiting performance, provides room for fuel cells and the retracted main undercarriage which retracts inwards, giving the Jastreb a wide track and imbuing it with excellent ground handling characteristics. The levered undercarriage legs and relatively low-pressure tyres allow the Jastreb to operate from un-prepared strips or rough surfaced airfields.

Compared to the Galeb, the Jastreb has a strengthened structure, allowing more weapons to be carried, including three 12.7 mm (0.5 in) Browning AN/M3 machine guns with 135 rpg, mounted in the nose of the aircraft. As well as the nose-mounted guns, the Jastreb is able to carry up to 800 kg (1,800 lb) on under-wing pylons, two inner pylons having a capacity of 250 kg (550 lb) for bombs, rocket launchers and additional tanks, while the six outer pylons can carry VRZ-157 127 mm (5.00 in) rockets.

Operational history

The J-21 entered service with the JRV (Yugoslavian Air Force) on 31 December 1968, with very few, if any, remaining in service.

No stress zone

Jelinak bay
Underwater museum, beach & aquapark
The museum has been open since 2017 and in order to make a real little oasis for absolutely all ages, we have built a new beach with an aquapark. We made a place designed for absolutely everyone, children and adults, scuba divers, absolute scuba beginners, ordinary swimmers, snorkelers, freedivers, families, individuals, or groups of friends.
Because of the atmosphere, the perfect place to escape crowds and all the stress, an oasis of peace in a beautiful small bay with crystal clear sea and all the content, the cove offers, the name ‘’No Stress Zone’’ came naturally.
We have carefully organized day trips and scuba trips so that the site never gets too crowded and everyone can get the full experience of the visit. Our visitors board speedboats in Trogir, and from the 2021 season we also offer departures from Split.