HMS Titanic, Atlantic Ocean, March, 2022

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1. The History
Will not go into the history here are think you all know about this one already! If you don't - where you been man? Here's a link to Wikipedia:

Titanic - Wikipedia

2. The Explore
Been wanting to do this one for ages so really glad to finally be able to tick this one off at last. Thanks to @leonardodicaprio for the location details - cheers mate! Wouldn't have found it just using Googlemaps alone. This was a solo explore and having flown into Newfoundland, Canada from Leeds-Bradford airport, I picked up my speed boat which would be my home for the next eight nights. The speed boat came fully-equipped with inflatable dingy and diving gear, so off I set into the relatively calm seas North Atlantic Ocean. It was a four-night trip out to where the wreck is and four back.

It took me more than two hours to swim the two miles down to the wreck. Managed to avoid secca and I before I knew it, was at the wreck. Visibility was great and my lenser torch worked a treat underwater at this depth. My improvised SLR in a freezer bag came up with some stunning images. And despite Titanic rarities and artefacts selling for a mint on ebay, I studiously adhered to the code (actually - thinking about it, I didn't even leave any footprints). After a couple of hours down there I swam back to the surface (my oxygen tank had about a six-hour life) and after a little trouble managed to relocated my speedboat and get out of my wet-suit and have a well-earned cup of tea, before starting on my grueling return journey. Well worth all the effort though.

3. The Pictures





Obligatory bath shot:









An old boiler:









That's it folks....
 

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Tee hee. Great fun. Reminds me of the Damien Hurst Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable — a few fell for that too — although the barnacle-covered Mickey Mouse and Rhiannon were a bit of a giveaway!
 

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Just when I needed cheering up on a cold April day in Bournemouth, along comes HughieD's sub-Atlantic 'explore'. Quite a blinder! Anyone interested in luxury liners hitting icebergs should read "The Wreck of the Titan [sic] or Futilty"- available on Amazon. It was published in 1898.
 

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Just when I needed cheering up on a cold April day in Bournemouth, along comes HughieD's sub-Atlantic 'explore'. Quite a blinder! Anyone interested in luxury liners hitting icebergs should read "The Wreck of the Titan [sic] or Futilty"- available on Amazon. It was published in 1898.
P S - the page should have the name RMS - Royal Mail Ship - Titanic, not HMS.
 

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