Saturday, May 7, 2022


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"Look, don't touch!"

From the Internet web site an article concerning SCUBA diving opportunities the Gallipoli area, military warships as sunk during the WW1 campaign.

Diving in Gallipoli.

"Scuba And Diving Around of the Gallipoli Peninsula offers you the amazing opportunity to dive through the history of the WWI."

"The Gallipoli campaign commenced on 18 March 1915 when the British navy sought to attack Istanbul via the Çanakkale Strait. When their attempt to get through the strait failed, a joint offensive by British, French and Italian fleets was launched on 25 April 1915. Thousands of troops were landed on the peninsula of Gallipoli. But the unexpected Turkish resistance and the military skills of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk led to the failure of this campaign and the Allies withdrew from Gallipoli on 9 January 1916. Over that period several hundreds ships and boats sunk in the coastal waters between Anzac Cove and Suvla Bay on the western side of the peninsula. These included several war ships, landing craft, and lighters carrying troops and provisions."

"Today the locations of 216 of these wrecks have been identified, the most important being the British warships Irresistible, Triumph, Ocean, Majestic and Goliath and the French Bouvet. Normally the boat ride takes just 20 minutes to an hour to reach the diving areas, so that two dives can be completed in a day."

Diving on sunken warships seems to be a popular activity for the amateur diver who desires some excitement beyond the norm and seems to be an OK pastime if you follow the rule "look, don't touch". SCUBA diving of this nature you can well understand not confined to merely the Gallipoli are. 

In the years to come expect the wreck of the Russian warship Moskva to become a popular dive site. Depending on the salvage operation as evidently being currently carried out the Moskva is in shallow enough water [fifty meters/one-hundred fifty feet] of water as to be accessible to the amateur enthusiast.

Diving on the Moskva also might be possible only with the sufferance and prior permission of the Russian. 

Sunken warships with military personnel their remains inside the vessel not recovered of course a war graves site to which special protection status conferred. All proper deference must be maintained at all times. And should be.


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