One year more the Fallas of the maritime group, chaired by Pepe Pastor, it rendered Floral offering to the Virgin submerged situated on the breakwater of the outer part of the Real Club Nautico de Valencia.
The figure, sculpted in bronze, in 1977 by Ignacio Cuartero Fernández, was more than 30 years located under the sea off the lighthouse of Valencia, 14 meters deep.
However, in May 2009, due to the works of strengthening of the lighthouse were made in the port and after having restored the image, the members of the GISED diving club, with the collaboration of the Real Club Náutico, placed the image of the Virgin "in a more accessible place, opposite the pier next to its facilities, and where is 10 meters deep"
The Marina Reial was the starting point of the Act on the morning of Saturday, in which the highest representatives of 45 commissions falleras forming the band, did not want to miss this special event. Tabal music i dolçaina began the "Passacaglia" until the catamaran ready for the occasion. There were our Falleras Mayores of Valencia, Alicia Moreno Morales and Sofia Soler Casas, who accompanied the falleros from the sea on this special day, attended the Act of Sandra Gómez, first lieutenant of Mayor of Valencia.
After a few minutes of crossing, it was the place where he would be offering. In the waters of the Royal Yacht Club, where the image of la Mare de Déu is submerged, stopped the catamarans and together with them the boat of divers of the GISED that, after receiving the bouquets of the biggest fallers in Valencia, Alicia and Sofia were immersed for the offering. At the same time, and as a sign of an offering, the biggest fallers e Infantiles de Fallas that are part of the group threw a flower water. The Himne's Coronation as a conclusion of the offering is then intoned.
Later moved everything to return to the port and end a great morning devotional. On the way back Alice and Sofia could learn about the functioning of the catamaran invited by the captain of the boat to the main cabin.
In short, a day long fallerio and relaxed, in a great day of offering seafood, thanking the collaboration and the facilities provided by the Real Club Nautico de Valencia and the Group of divers of the GISED.
Photos: Ricardo Acosta and Noli Garcia.
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