@sf2rebreathers invites you to attend TEKDiveUSA.2018 April 27th-29th, 2018. Tickets now on sale at tekdiveusa.com Interested in technical diving? You won't want to miss this three day event! TEKDiveUSA is a biennial advanced and technical diving conference. The fun kicks off with a Friday night BBQ followed by two days featuring an exhibition, three tracks of world class presentations and a gala awards dinner. The ‘show and tell’ expo willhave over 35 USA and overseas companies and manufacturers specializing in technical diving with opportunities to talk directly with the source. During the weekend the exciting talks and useful workshops will cover many aspects of advanced and technical diving including wreck, cave and physiology, technique, safety and imaging. Leading speakers will be flying in from all over the globe to speak at TEKDiveUSA.2018. The Gala Awards Dinner is the night where we celebrate success, catch up with old friends and make new contacts. Join us April 27-29, 2018! #tekdiveusa#cavediving#technicaldiving#techdiving#wreckdiving#rebreather#underwaterphoto#underwaterphotography#scuba#divesafety#divephysiology#diveshow#cave#inspire#adventure#exploration#sf2#scubaforceusa#nobubbles#ccrexplorers
long awaited visit to the German submarine U-505 in Chicago. my visit was inspired by the book "Shadow Divers".
Only intact WWII German sub in US on display in Chicago! One of 6 captured since the war of 1812.
Captured off the African west coast in 1944 by Captain Dan Gallery whose roots were in Chicago.
The sub was forced to the surface by depth charges. The dive planes were disabled & the crew was near crush depth taking on water.
Convinced of near death, the sub blew an emergency ascent to the surface.
Only anti-personnel deck guns were used to keep the sub from sinking by Captain Gallery.
The boarding party prevented the sub from being scuttled....checking to remove explosive charges & closing valves.
The sub was towed to Bermuda secretly almost sinking from bildge flooding. Then towed to Portsmouth, NH. This sub held many clues & secrets to help defeat the submarine threat to the Atlantic. Charts & logs were immediately protected & removed to high command.
After additional repairs, the U-505 sailed through 4 great lakes to Chicago.
The U-505 was stored outside for about 50 years before final restoration for the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry.
More than half of the outer steel skin weathered away.
The museum display is a tribute to those that served in the Merchant Marines, US naval & all military services that their efforts were & are greatly respected & appreciated.
On a personal note: my uncle Stanley Willner(rip), on a Merchant Marine ship, was torpedoed by a German sub & eventually a POW in the River Kwai death camp. he survived where most perished under the Japanese imprisonment.
This was & is a difficult visit but history is important so it is not repeated.
Shipwreck names from left to right:
Niagara II (2 Photos)
City Of Cleveland (2 Photos), The Arabia (1 Photo), The Forest City (1 Photo). Many of the amazing cold water wrecks available in Tobermory. #wreckdiving#coldwaterdiving#PADI#diving
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