TecRec Blog – All Time Top Ten

So what makes a popular post? Well, announcements about forthcoming new courses or materials definitely get the most hits, but what about other items? Our most popular posts get a steady stream of readers even years after they are first posted, here are our Top Ten stories and articles, in case you missed any of …

Divers Find Ancient Champagne in Finland

Divers have found bottles on a wreck at 55 metres in the Baltic sea containing what is thought to be the oldest drinkable champagne in the world, made in the late 18th century. "I picked up one champagne bottle just so we could find the age of the wreck, because we didn't find any name …

Sailing Ship Discovered 90 m Under the Black Sea

  Divers from the Black Sea Technical Diving Foundation have discovered the wreck of a three-mast sailing ship in 90 msw off the town of Sozopol, Bulgaria. The ship, which is thought to be from the eighteenth century, is reported to be the largest sunken vessel to be found in Bulgarian waters so far.

Bouncing Bombs Found

A team of divers from the Archaeological Divers Association has found some of the famous 'bouncing bombs' developed by Sir Barnes Wallis that were used by the Royal Air Force during the second world war. Dives were made in a Scottish loch ranging from 30msw to 60msw using mixed gas to search for the Highball Bouncing …

HMS Victory 1744: Wreck Site Management Consultation

The UK's Ministry of Defence and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have issued a public consultation into possible management options for the recently discovered HMS Victory. The ship and her crew of over a thousand men were lost during storms when she became separated from the rest of the fleet on her return …

Technical Wreck Diving – Don’t Get Scuttled

Article by Rich Somerset, PADI TDD Technical Consultant When we first learn to dive, we quickly come to recognise that our sport gives us the opportunity to visit sites and places that few others are privileged to see. As technical divers we have trained to take our abilities and experiences even further – technical divers …