CCR divers wanted for Britannic trip

Opportunity to dive legendary White Star liner with Rich Stevenson

Author: Pat
3rd February 2012
 

Technical divers are being offered the chance to dive the legendary White Star liner Britannic this Spring.

The RMS Britannic – actually the HMHS hospital ship at the time of her sinking – was sister to the ill-fated Titanic.

She sank in 1916 off the Greek island of Kea after striking a mine. Now lying on her side in around 110 metres, permits are required to dive the site and are hard to come by.

Renowned technical diver Rich Stevenson is putting together a new expedition in May 2012, picking up where a 2009 trip left off.

Water samplers were placed on the Britannic back in 2003, to study how the wreck is deteriorating and in what fashion.

On this year’s trip will be three experts from EU universities including Southampton, with divers there in a supporting role.

Any tech divers who fancy taking part will need to be self-funded. Rich doesn’t say exactly how much it will cost, but it won’t be cheap.

Then again, this IS the wreck of the Britannic. If you fit the bill, this one should be the trip of a lifetime…

 
 
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