Even though some time has passed since then, still, we want to share a short video from our expeditions in 2013 and 2014. In 2013 it was our first time visiting the colossal wreck of the WWI hospital ship.
It took us some time to obtain all the necessary permits but as soon as we were done we headed to Greece.
When located the wreck, it was time for our first dive to HMHS Britannic. We launched our 5-seater sub and proceeded into the depths of Aegean Sea. Seeing this enormous ship for the first time was unforgettable.
Simon Mills – HMHS Britannic’s wreck owner accompanied us on several dives telling us all kinds of amazing stories and facts about the ship. He then joined us again next year and it was as engaging as in 2013. This man is a walking encyclopedia of HMHS Britannic. You can read his book “The Unseen Britannic” – it’s very involving.
During our first two expeditions we were using just our C-Explorer 5 submersible; in 2014 we also kitted up with ROV Perseo GTV; and later, in 2015, we’ve switched to Triton 3300/3 submersible which is more suitable for our filming and research goals.
Every expedition we take – we learn something new. Our crew has spent more than 50 hours on the wreck of HMHS Britannic. That is a lot! We are really lucky to be able to study such a great underwater memorial in such detail, having all the time we need.
We know that we are going to return to HMHS Britannic this year again – it’s always something big and exciting. This year it is even more special than before, as 2016 is the 100-year anniversary of the tragic events in the Kea Channel. And we are very grateful to have an opportunity to pay tribute to the ship and its crew.
We love what we do and we try hard to share what we’ve seen there, at the depth of more than 100 meters, with the rest of the world by means of photography and cinematography.