Three million shipwrecks over the seafloor are predicted. Such sites offer significant insight into human history and culture. They are also home to the marine scientists with rich ecosystems of interest. A fascinating summary of some of the many interesting
The mystery of the Octavius: An 18th-century ghost ship was discovered with the captain’s body found frozen at his desk, still holding his pen
The story opens in 1761 with the Octavius docked in the port of London to take on a cargo destined for China.
John Franklin is said to have succumbed on June 11, 1847, according to a note from the following April. The general consensus is that the rest of the crew either perished while they were camped through the winter or during their attempt to walk back to civilization.
The sinking of the Titanic was one of the worst marine disasters in all of history, and the Britannic also sank, after colliding with a mine in the Aegean Sea. The catastrophe was far less dramatic than that of the Titanic, but 30 people died and the remaining 1,035 survivors had to be saved from the water and lifeboats.
MV Legends from Hurghade, Egypt offers dive safaris to visit a part of history for divers.
"It is not to easy to navigate in these narrow waters"
“That’s it! That’s it!”
Mallows Bay is a fairly unassuming shelter on the Maryland side the Potomac River, where the current twists and curves east. Stand on the bank and study the shallow water closely and your eye will drift over the partially-submerged hulls
Enjoy this video/interview with Rick Stanley, Owner of Ocean Quest Dive Adventures in Newfoundland. Rick talks about diving adventures on the Bell Island shipwrecks and mines in Canada. A definite "bucket list" for any diver. learn more at :: www.oceanquestadventures.com
SS William Hope after beaching. Photo credit:::Wikimedia Commons On October 28, 1884, the winds were beginning to pick up as the SS William Hope sailed towards its destination, Burghead, on the North Sea coast of Scotland. Their goal?