SUBMARINES AND COELACANTHS Expedition 14 to 23 MAY 2015 by Pat Voorma

Durban’s Ghost Fleet In 1685 the sailing ship The Good Hope ran aground off the Bluff, South Africa and became the first recorded wreck of the Durban bay. There are 141 recorded wrecks off Durban and many more unrecorded. In the past two years we have been exploring the coastline around Durban in search of …

Durban Ghost Fleet – Part Three

Click here for Part 1 or Part 2. At this stage Allan and I had done a several dives a month together in the 60 to 80m range searching for wrecks. We planned to dive with Peter Timm in Jesser Canyon to search for the elusive Coelacanths during July of 2013. It was now March …

Durban’s Ghost Fleet – finding the “Sir Gordon” (aka Part 2)

By Patrick Voorma PADI TecRec IT and Course Director Now the search for wrecks began. I started chatting with the local fishing community about possible wreck sites. Unfortunately theses are kept very secret as they provide some very good fish and the guys were wary of me wanting their marks even though I assured them …

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 …

BEYOND THE EDGE – WRECK EXPLORATION – DURBAN’S GHOST FLEET – Part One

Pat Voorma introduces us to the first of his recently discovered new wrecks, off Durban, South Africa.

You are not forgotten. Expedition Alexander Hamilton – Final Part

By Chris Haslam and Jonas Samuelsson http://www.teamblueimmersion.com Click here for Part One and Part Two On the 10th August 2013 , the team was invited to dive the wreck of great Danish battleship Tordenskjold, which was built in 1854. Erlendur discovered the virgin wreck which had only been dived by him until the TBI team …