A lust for rust: going back in time and exploring a museum without gravity


AYGÜN Y. , TÜFEKÇİ Ş.

ANATOLIA-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY RESEARCH, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/13032917.2020.1830137
  • Dergi Adı: ANATOLIA-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY RESEARCH

Özet

The aim of this study was to explore how do people flourish during leisure adventure activities by examining the data collected during interviews with wreck divers, as special interest tourist. Ten participants who have previously dived in touristic wrecks all over the world were interviewed using open-ended questions. The data were analysed using thematic analysis. Analysis resulted in a synthesis of the various ways participants experienced flourishing: (1) Unlocking a mystery or seeing something others may have missed, (2) Socializing and building unique social trust, (3) Carrying a torch for the restoration of the balance between humanity and the underwater cultural heritage, and (4) Enjoying more leisure and travel days for the sake of wreck diving. Wreck diving adventure is experienced as a motivating force that shows a kaleidoscopic and unique view of flourishing.