Israel has many beautiful abandoned and decaying lost places. Today I trekked through an abandoned scuba diving center in Nahariya. I would like to share several photos of my urban exploration. Those photos feature the history of ruins and urban decay of the scuba diving center.
As far as I remember, Putsker Dive Club was established in Nahariya in 1994. The club was located on Nahariya’s seafront, close to the town’s fishing harbor, and was open all year round. But several years ago the management decided to move into a new modern building. The Dive Club still operates in the city and serves a wide variety of customers, including divers and fishermen. But the old building of Diving Center building is abandoned.
The gate is closed and there is a huge locker. A few years ago there was a barbed-wire fence around the building, but the wire fence has outlived its purpose, and it was taken out.
Now there is only a concrete fence. I have no idea why there was a necessity for a barbed-wire fence in that place, but when a new mayor was elected a couple of years ago he decided to remove fences and blocks inside the city. So, it’s easier for pedestrians to walk and better for urban explorers as well.
The windows are broken and the roof is destroyed. I guess the harsh weather is one of the biggest reasons for Dive Club roof damage. The constant exposure of water during raining winter days tore the roof down and damaged it. And in addition, the exposure to the scorching heat of the sun also damaged the roof.
Dampness causes a lot of damage to brick masonry walls because of the presence of excess moisture that cannot escape. I saw cracks around wooden doors and window frames. Somebody shattered the windows and left the glass on the ground.