Browsing: Wreck Diving
Divers have rediscovered a 17th century shipwreck off Gunwalloe Church Cove in Cornwall, at exactly the spot where the shipwreck scene was filmed in 2014 for the TV series Poldark. First seen by a local diver in 1971 and designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973, the wreck of the Schiedam had been buried for many years under the shifting sands of the cove.
An Underwater Diver Tow System developed by Paul Darnbrough is designed to help divers more efficiently explore debris fields from shipwrecks or submerged aircraft and anything else that may be of interest to them.
“Ladies and gentlemen we are going to need to circle for a few minutes until we can get clearance to land.” For many, this announcement would be a frustration, a sign you would be late. For me it was a chance to get a bird’s-eye view of the waters I would be submerging in the next morning. Looking down, I saw Bell Island and Little Bell Island. In the waters that surround these islands lie four wrecks steeped in history.
Beginning next week and running for 11 weeks, The Scuba News Canada will feature a shipwreck story from every province of Canada, as well as one in Canada’s north. Although both the east and west coasts, along with the Great Lakes, are best known for shipwrecks, we will feature a shipwreck from even the landlocked provinces. Stay tuned for our first shipwreck story from Matt Lerpiniere’s adventure in Bell Island, Newfoundland.
The iconic Andrea Doria wreck featured in the press in June 2016 when OceanGate explored the wreck with their manned submersible and assessed her current condition. The footage that was captured showed considerable deterioration of the wreck in the last two years alone. As divers continue to explore this luxury liner, we look back at Bob Wilson’s account of his Andrea Doria 50th anniversary dive in 2006.
The Underwater Archaeological Society of BC (UASBC) announces its latest exploration project. Starting fall 2016 the UASBC plans to survey and document the Historic Shipwrecks of the Southern Gulf Islands. The project is expected to take three years to complete and will involve archival research, underwater fieldwork, site documentation and mapping.
Join Performance Diver Manager and IDC Staff Instructor Adam on a trip to one of the best wrecks in New Zealand.
The Mikhail Lermontov was a massive ocean liner, with a total length of over 160m, who sunk in the picturesque Marlborough Sounds in 1986.
With more than 20 books of Newfoundland sea stories to his credit, Robert C. Parsons may know as many facts and anecdotes about this province’s marine history as anyone, and probably more. The retired teacher from the South Coast town of Grand Bank has been writing seriously since 1987 on various historical subjects, but he is best known for his shipwreck tales involving Newfoundland sailing vessels.