Departure to Kefalonia island

On July 19th, after doing final dives and finishing research works at the Kea Channel, U-Boat Navigator left towards  Kefalonia. Once again we have passed through the Corinthian channel, but these time from the side of Aegean Sea going into the Ionic sea. Kefalonia is the biggest among Ionic islands;  it lies approximately 30 miles … Read more

HMHS Britannic – Filming at the depth of 120 meters

The third week of the expedition has started; the team is located on the island of Kea, and the primary goal of the mission is to continue researching the legendary wreck of HMHS Britannic. Everything is happening according to the previously approved schedule and, due to the optimal weather condition, another exploratory submergence has happened … Read more

Project “History of Diving” on board of U-Boat Navigator

Russian TV Channel “Zvezda” has started previously agreed collaboration onboard of U-Boat Navigator. All the gathered materials will be used for the upcoming scientific project “History of Diving”. Channel director Sergei Merzlyakov and camera operator Alexandr Bahlanov have just finished their research expedition to the Black Sea. Therefore, they are completely prepared, both theoretically and … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

The joint expedition of Russian Geographical Society and U-Boat Malta 2015 started to work

Expedition vessel U-Boat Navigator left the port of registry Valletta (Malta) on June 16, 2015. The weather forecast threatened with strong wind up to 20 knots in the Strait of Messina. Therefore, the captain made his decision to go along the Sicilian coast and to stop overnight in the town of Taormina. Weather favored, and … Read more

Research and Preparation for the expedition 2015

The preparation for the upcoming U-Boat’s Expedition 2015 has come to the final stage. Most of the equipment has been tested, and newly arrived equipment installed to our support vessel “Navigator”.