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Category: Wrecks

The Big Anchor Project Makes a Splash

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th February 2019

Citizen scientists around the world are being urged to share their anchor ‘finds’ following the relaunch of an online resource that aims to be the world’s biggest public record of these iconic objects.  The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) has relaunched the popular Big Anchor Project following a generous public …

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Annual Shipwrecks Symposium May 2, Ontario

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 20th April 2015

The Niagara Divers’ Association will present its 21st Annual Shipwrecks Symposium on Saturday, May 2, 2015. This one-day symposium on shipwrecks will feature multimedia presentations with internationally renowned speakers from both the United States and Canada. $44 CDN / US up to January 26, 2015; $49 CDN / US …

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UASBC’s Shipwrecks 2015 Conference – ‘Arctic Exploration’ on May 9, Vancouver

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 27th March 2015

Without any doubt, the Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia’s most popular and exciting, non-diving event is our annual SHIPWRECKS conference. While you will need to leave your regulators and scuba tanks at home for this event,  there will be no shortage of diving stories, and divers to meet, …

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Expedition Hollis: Truk Lagoon

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th December 2014

US gear manufacturer Hollis, have announced a partnership with Canada’s Sea the World Adventure Travel, with their first expedition to Truk Lagoon now taking bookings for 2016.  Divers will get the chance to join Hollis Ambassador, Bill Coltart, aboard the luxurious S/Y Truk Siren for a ten day wreck diving expedition. Divers …

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New Zealand’s Mikhail Lermontov: A Wreck to Die For

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 31st October 2014

New Zealand’s Mikhail Lermontov reveals a tragic tale of duels, death and poetic injustice, but it’s a helluva sunken ship to explore Text by Kevin Davidson and H.E. Sawyer Photography by Kevin Davidson This tale comes from Soviet Russia, so naturally it’s a tragedy. And a tragedy born out …

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Florida’s Shipwrecks: Museums in the Sea

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 24th October 2014

Underwater archaeological preserves reveal history of this sunny, seafaring state Text by Franklin H. Price For a landmass almost completely surrounded by the sea, it’s no big surprise that maritime history figures prominently in its story. It’s certainly true of Florida, southernmost of the continental United States and with …

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Modern technology meets old in the depths of a frigid sea

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 13th August 2014

Clearance divers of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic), with a little help from their nimble little ROVs, revisit the remains of HMS Breadalbane during the military’s annual arctic readiness exercise – Operation Nunalivut 2014 A dive into the past serves the future. That’s how clearance divers from …

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Shipwreck School Graduates its First Class

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd May 2014

World renowned side scan sonar expert, Garry Kozak recently completed the first “Side Scan Sonar Operators Course” for Shipwreck School. The Five participants received 3 days of comprehensive training on the school’s new EdgeTech model 4125 Dual Frequency Side Scan Sonar System. The course consisted of 8 hours of …

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D-Day’s Sunken Secrets

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 20th May 2014

Documentary airing May 28th 9pm ET/PT on PBS Our new issue’s cover story on the mapping of D-Day wrecks along the Normandy shore is focus of a new PBS documentary airing May 28, with a DVD release set for June 10. D-Day’s Sunken Secrets recalls that historic WWII invasion, and reveals the unseen battlefield …

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CHUUK: Adventure on the Thorfinn

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 9th April 2014

Our antipodean friends at Sport Diving magazine have just released this rather good five minute film about Chuuk Lagoon. Filmed nearly 70 years after Operation Hailstone laid waste to the Japanese fleet, it features a local captain’s historical retelling. CHUUK: Adventure on the Thorfinn from Sportdiving Magazine on Vimeo. …

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The Hamilton and Scourge Project: Past, Present and Future

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 15th February 2014

Text by Michael McAllister and Ian Kerr-Wilson Following publication of Civil Disobedience Wreck Diving in DIVER Volume 38 Number 7 the City of Hamilton expressed interest in outlining its initiatives and future plans for the Hamilton and Scourge historical site in its charge. This post is the FULL City …

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Bicentennial Survey a First

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 21st October 2013

First magnetometer survey of Hamilton and Scourge may reveal new debris field artefacts of the Lake Ontario heritage wrecks Text and Photos by Joseph Frey   Sailing out of Ontario’s historic Port Dalhousie on a glorious late June morning I imagine the treed shoreline of western Lake Ontario looks …

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Civil Disobedience Wreck Diving

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 21st October 2013

More than a decade ago a group of technical divers made a series of ‘unofficial’ deep dives on the heritage wrecks of Hamilton and Scourge in Lake Ontario. This is their story Text by Scott Stitt   It feels like we’ve been dropping forever. Descending through 150 feet (46m), …

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Scuba Diving Training Vacations

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th May 2013

If you’re eager to book a summer vacation, or maybe expand your dive knowledge with a new certification, then two upcoming dive training trips could be what you’re looking for. Shipwreck School is run by Canadian wreck expert and author Terry Dwyer. Based on the east coast of Canada, …

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Hatteras Exposed

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd May 2013

Sonar map reveals new details of sunken Civil War-era warship A hundred and fifty years ago in January, the U.S. navy gunboat Hatteras was sunk during a battle with the famous Confederate commerce raider CSS Alabama. It was one of the skirmishes that saw the key southern port of …

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Code name: Habbakuk – ‘Most Secret’

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th November 2012

Text by Susan R. Eaton The Allies had a plan to crush Nazi aggression using gigantic iceberg aircraft carriers built in Canada’s north. Code named Habbakuk, the scheme was eventually torpedoed and the prototype vessel sank in a remote Rocky Mountain lake. Most shipwrecks are frozen in time, but …

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Gold Rush Interrupted

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th November 2012

  By Donnie Reid Before she sank in a storm October 14, 1901, the sternwheeler, A.J. Goddard, was a workhorse ferrying people and cargo along the Yukon River during the Klondike Gold Rush era of the late 1800s. Like many other craft designed to service the huge influx of people …

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Titanic Trivia Quiz

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th April 2012

Test your Titanic knowledge in this interactive quiz… [mtouchquiz 1]        

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Cameron and Cussler

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th April 2012

When you’ve been compared to a root canal and dubbed “Little Caesar” by your cohorts, it’s little wonder that you might feel a wee bit maligned. What’s more, you’re the writer, producer and director of a long awaited film that’s behind schedule and over budget and the studio is …

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‘There are strange things done in the midnight sun…’

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 31st October 2011

First on deck since the arctic claimed her 150 years ago, Parks Canada underwater archaeologists find HMS Investigator laden with artifacts in the shallows of Mercy Bay, beneath a diminishing polar ice pack. Text by Peter Golding Sam McGee from Tennessee ‘was always cold, but the land of gold …

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Mars the Magnificent

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th October 2011

Found! They think. Swedish tech divers believe they’ve discovered the wreck of the legendary and elusive Mars, flagship of their country’s navy, almost five centuries ago. Archaeologically, the find would be of global importance. Text by Richard Lundgren – Photography by Ingemar Lundgren   The Year of Our Lord, …

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There’s a New Wreck in Town!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th July 2011

The Cayman Islands had a good Christmas last year with arrival of the USS Kittiwake, a wreck to be enjoyed by everyone. Text by Stephen Weir   For the dive industry Santa Claus rode into Grand Cayman on Christmas Day, not in a sleigh but on board a barely …

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