Zero-Visibility Diving on the Maple Leaf

The Tricks of the Trade
  • Hans K. van Tilburg
Part of the The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology book series (SSUA)


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.


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