Via Crucis under the sea
Soko Jastreb J-21 single-seater attack jet
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.
History of The Soko J-21 Jastreb
Design and development
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.
No stress zone
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.