Diving Expedition Documentation
This was a expedition draft that was created and its included here for information and could be used as a basis for any future diving expeditions.
Our Dive Team is a group of passionate wreck divers, more specifically, deep wrecks divers whose objectives are to discover, identify and film these new wrecks. We will be operating on a large scale, but will be concentrating mainly on Egypt, South East Asia and the Mediterranean wrecks.
The team is lead by an experience former member of other dive teams who has extensive experience with deep wreck diving and is an expert in photography and video, who has already discovered many new wrecks.
This new project was born through research work, after many years now on the localising and identifying new wrecks.
During this event we will be assisted by a doctor who has specialised in diving illnesses, during the dive trips he will run tests on two specific decompression models and help us define more precisely the effect of gas choices on levels of microbubbles (Isobaric counter diffusion).
This dive expedition is the opportunity to gather members of other dive teams with us as well as a few new members (who display the qualifications and the necessary personalities to successfully undertake difficult dives).
This new team will be composed by some of the most qualified specialists in deep diving and mixed gas diving. It brings together international experts from different horizons such as underwater photography and video, cave diving, archaeology, medical and will be using some of the most modern technologies.
Dive Team Members
Instructor Trainer for many associations such as NAUI, TDI, and CMAS as well as leading 2 major dive expedition teams to wrecks deeper than 80m a member of many past expeditions on deep wrecks throughout the world also an active professional deep sea diver working on gas and oil rigs in the North Sea.
Instructor for many associations such as FIPSAS, PSA, PTA and CMAS, and also a specialized underwater archaeologist and professional deep sea diver. Has engaged many years in the research and exploration of wrecks in the region of Scotland. He is an underwater photographer and videographer.
NAUI Trimix Instructor, specialist in deep lake diving, Consultant for dry suits development for technical diving has dived many deep wrecks in lakes, the Mediterranean and in Thailand.
Instructor with NAUI, PSA, CMAS and PADI. Focused mainly on Rebreathers (semi closed units Draeger and closed circuit units KISS), also a trimix diver et has a passion for deep wrecks exploration.
The different working stages are :
- historical research on land
- localising the wreck
- creation of photo and video documents
- research in the decompression field
The majority of our targets are unexplored wrecks, often because nobody knows where they sunk or because they are extremely hard to reach. Our expeditions allow the creation of totally exclusive documents.
This would not be possible without an important research through books and registers and of course, many hours spent on the sea scanning the sea bed for a positive echo.
The results of these expedition will depend on the skill and competency and availability of each team member and the necessary help form our sponsors. In effect we are sponsored by many companies that believe in our projects, but the team member’s finance also themselves some of the trip expenses.
The objectives of this expedition are:
1. This wreck that has been visited by only a handful of diver’s rests in over 90m of water.
2. An unidentified and unexplored wreck resting in 140m of water. We don’t know much about this ship but we presume it’s a war ship due to debris we have found.
3. An unidentified wreck, resting in 50m of water.
Our boat will leave form the harbour and will run two trips per day. The main team (10 divers) will head to the main site and another smaller team (6 divers) will proceed to the deeper wreck to make a few reconnaissance dives. This reconnaissance main objective is to bring back photographs and video, to ascertain if this could be an objective for a future expedition.
We will also do a few dives on the shallower wreck to test the configuration and also allow the non trimix divers to dive an unexplored wreck in shallower water.
The expedition will totalize about 60 dives in a depth between 57 and 100m. There will also be some dives to depths between 120 and 140m. The equipment will be put to the test and will be an opportunity to evaluate new equipment or a new concept. Most dives will be done on regular on open circuit, but there will be a few dives performed with closed circuit units.
After each dive, each diver will be subjected to a Doppler exam by the team doctor whose work will be published later one, once the study is finished.
After the exploration of the three wrecks, we will be organising conferences open to the public in order to present the pictures and thank our sponsors who are PADI and Scubapro.