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Dive2gether and Mare-Mundi

Dr. Robert Hofrichter and Family Koblens have started a cooperation for marine research in Plakias

Cretan environment

The environment above and underwater is precious!

Research, Education and Protection

To save our underwater world, these are the steps to follow!


Dive2gether is a Mare-Mundi Field Station

Since August 2014, Dr. Robert Hofrichter of Mare-Mundi and Family Koblens of Dive2gether have been working together to set up a cooperation focussed on marine research and protection.

As of 2016 Dive2gether is a “Mare-Mundi Field Station”.

Mare-Mundi is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of the Mediterranean Sea. Led by Professor Robert Hofrichter, Mare Mundi has as its main goal to protect the Mediterranean for future generations, through its three pillars:

  • Research, 
  • Education and 
  • Protection.

More than just an eco-minded diving school Dive2gether is becoming a centre for marine research and education where recreational divers and snorkelers will be able to learn about the wonders of the aquatic world and its need for protection.

Join in!
For our guests this means that we will be offering the chance to take part in:

  • Research courses led by marine biologists
  • Lectures about the aquatic life
  • Dives to collect data about our underwater life
If you are interested in taking part in these activities, then please contact us as there are only limited places available!




About Dr. Robert Hofrichter

Mare-Mundi is led by Dr. Robert Hofrichter, a renowned Austrian Marine Biologist and a very charismatic man. Dr. Hofrichter has been busy with researching, educating about and working towards protecting the Mediterranean Sea for many years. He is the author of the series of books called "Das Mittelmeer", which are used in Austrian universities to teach Marine Biology. 

Dr. Hofrichter's Trips to Plakias

Dr. Hofrichter will be coming to Plakias several times a year to survey the Mare-Mundi Field Station that is being set up at Dive2gether in Plakias. During his visits, he will also be giving presentations and lectures about the interesting aquatic life around Plakias. His lectures will be held in German or English, depending on demand.

The dates that have already been planned in for 2016 are:
  • 8-20 April 2016
  • October 2016
  • November 2016

Please contact us to find out more about these interesting events! 

Goals of the Marine Project

The Mare-Mundi field station at Dive2gether is a long-term project with the following joint goals:

  • Creating a Biostation in Plakias, which will raise awareness about marine protection in the area
  • More intensive marine biology education for Dive2gether's guests and other interested visitors 
  • Raising awareness in the local community
  • Intensive work with children and teenagers
  • Feasibility study to create a Marine Protected Area in the south of Crete
  • Mapping and surveying the flora and fauna, biological and ecological research
  • Projects to reduce plastic use, awareness campaigns about the dangers of plastic for marine and terrestrial ecosystems
  • Creating a centre for young biologists

For information on the cooperation from the side of Mare-Mundi you can also take a look at their website (in German only). 
Dive2gether is a Mare-Mundi Field Station