The Thistlegorm is much more than a shipwreck – it is a war grave and a museum that serves as a reminder of the great destruction and loss from World War II. The 128-metre-long ship takes multiple dives to be fully explored. Locomotives, tanks, motorbikes, rifles, trucks, and jeeps can all be found in this historical treasure chest.
The world’s first purpose-built aircraft carrier, the HMS Hermes is a well-preserved wreck that offers an interesting exploration for technical divers. Due to Sri Lanka’s civil war from 1983 to 2009, the wreck has not been visited much by divers. Around amidships, one can see the collapsed superstructure, anti-aircraft guns, the massive below-deck guns and even munitions. At the stern, one of the huge propellers of the Hermes towers above like a giant beast. A row of toilets can be seen through a gap in the hull.
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TECHNICAL DIVING TIMELINE (1660–1999)
It’s fair to say that the emergence of “technical diving” in the late 1980s, that is, the introduction of mixed gas technology, and later mixed gas rebreathers to the sport diving community, represented the culmination of hundreds of years of scientific discovery and technological development.
FLYING AFTER DIVING
From the Safety Stop
DIAGNOSING DECOMPRESSION ILLNESS
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From The Medical Line: Diving After DCS
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Cave Exploration: Beginning With The End In Mind
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The Making Of A World Record-Breaking Diver
Descending more than 300 metres into the depths of the ocean may sound like a daunting prospect to even the most seasoned diver. But to one man, it was just another a challenge that he set for himself to see how far he was able to push the envelope.
101 Tips On Becoming A Better Tek Diver
Technical diving takes divers beyond the typical recreational scuba diving limits, opening up many new and exciting possibilities.