Zero-Visibility Diving on the Maple Leaf
The initial dive on the Maple Leaf (Cantelas and Rodger, 1994) was in total darkness, producing an almost unimaginable feeling of disorientation. Even halogen lights produced no more than a dull glow in the silt-laden current. An upper layer of viscous mud thickened into a jellylike substance below. That was all. The ascent line was reached by memory.
KeywordsPolypro Line Halogen Light Maritime Archaeology Wreck Site Zero Visibility
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