Category Archives: Expeditions

Guests aboard U-Boat Navigator

Along with our regular work, diving and filming, we were honored to accept prominent guests. Technical divers from the USA and Italy stayed with us for several days, working on their own program. Their diving team consisted of Evan Kovacs from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Marine Imaging Technologies, Michael Barnette, a biologist from protected...
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S/S Burdigala – Filming wrecks at a great depth

SS “Burdigala” serves as a training ground; it let us practice and master the new methods of underwater filming. This season our director of photography is Sergei Machilskiy, who is a professional film director with a vast experience in underwater productions. He is considered to be one of the masters of Russian cinema. This year...
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First submergence. S/S Burdigala

The first submergence of 2015 expedition season took place at the location of the ocean liner “Burdigala” resting on a seabed close to the island of Kea. This wreck is commonly known only in scientific circles due to its close location to the tragically famous wreck of HMHS “Britannic”, which creates a sort of “Information...
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Kea island. Equipment testing

Kea belongs to Cyclades archipelago, the closest from the Cyclades to Attica, it familiar to us from previous expeditions. Serenity of white houses under tile roofs and green slopes doesn't match in any way with the knowledge, that Kea passage became death place not only for well-known "Britannic" but also for other vessels, belonging to...
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HMS Russell 100 years ago and now

For our company the year of 2014 has been marked by many remarkable immersions. Among the wrecks we had a chance to dive there was HMS Russell – a Duncan-class predreadnought battleship sunken in 1916, during the World War I.

Thursday, 27 April 1916 was a dark page in Malta’s First World War history. A tragedy occurred. Not one, nor two, but three ships were lost and sunk a few miles off the Grand Harbour after hitting mines – all on the same day. Those mines were placed there by the same culprit. What was intended to be a fortnight rest in Malta for the crew of one of those ships, ended up being an eternal grave for 124 for them… This is the story of HMS Russell and its men.

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