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Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:14 pm
by Renegadenemo
Fancy coming down here with Predator and having a look, Bill?
It would be nice to shoot a few images, that's for sure. We had a similar thing when doing the sonar work for Deep Wreck Mysteries. One of the targets was a corvette called HMCS Regina. The divers were convinced that it had only lost the tip of the stern until we imaged it and discovered they only had half a ship.
Didn't take us long to find the aft half and it had never been dived.

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:40 pm
by mtskull
Renegadenemo wrote:It would be nice to shoot a few images, that's for sure. We had a similar thing when doing the sonar work for Deep Wreck Mysteries. One of the targets was a corvette called HMCS Regina. The divers were convinced that it had only lost the tip of the stern until we imaged it and discovered they only had half a ship.
Didn't take us long to find the aft half and it had never been dived.
Wow. The word is over-used these days but to be the first to dive on a wreck....Awesome!
By the way, did you spot anything else in the area? The father of a friend of mine ditched a Vickers Warwick just off Trevose Head in 1945 (he survived). I would love to dive that one day before I get too old.

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:55 am
by Mike Bull

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:01 am
by Renegadenemo
Well if Innes is involved the type will be spot on but looking at where it is I doubt the divers will ever get on it. It's chuffing deep down there! We did the support work on an exped to dive HMS Dasher some years ago and from memory it was 170m to seabed there and it gets deeper as you head south.

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:52 pm
by Richie
Would that be the dive with the lady and the self inflating buoyancy bags ?

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:32 am
by Renegadenemo
Would that be the dive with the lady and the self inflating buoyancy bags ?
That's the one... It's also the one where one of today's leading authorities on deep diving totally lost lost it aboard Predator when asked only to do support work in 12m of water then shat himself and had to be gaffed with a boat hook before he died then later told the world he made the dive. Yeah, right, I was there...

On another note - our great great friend Richie is due much congratulation for a month's worth of work-related study that he's got well and truly stuck into and emerged victorious as we knew he would. Well done, Rich... :D

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:43 pm
by Renegadenemo
Wanted to see this for a while. Nothing worse than losing a diving pal...

http://fmovies.to/film/diving-into-the- ... lr8/29vk5l

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:42 am
by Richie
Just noticed your comment Bill. Thanks !

:D

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:47 am
by Mike Bull
Diver from Gateshead dies on the Andrea Doria-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-40744866

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:55 am
by Richie
Andrea Doria is heralded as a difficult wreck to dive, I am told it is A bit of a Mecca for Tec divers.


Many have been killed on the wreck.