In search of underwater relics of the Capri Island

Past weekend our research vessel U-Boat Navigator embarked on its next adventure. This time, the team will be working in the proximity of some of the most beautiful areas of Italy – Capri, an island in the south part of Gulf of Naples.

Having reached Italy on Monday, the vessel is now waiting to receive all the members of this expedition on board.  Very soon the crew will begin preparing the equipment for the dives and then we can proceed to the most exciting part – exploration of the wrecks.

Capri Island

Capri Island

The main goal of this expedition is to film and photograph the two new Roman era relics that were discovered by the archaeologists back in 2010. The wrecks are located in the area of Bocca Piccola of Capri, in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The submersibles, divers, and ROVs will be working there at the depths over 90 meters.

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U-Boat Navigator discharging Triton 3300/3 submersible

It is also planned to extract one of the amphorae from the seabed to conduct proper identification of the wreck.  The extraction will be held under the supervision of a representative of the Underwater Archaeological Group (Italy).

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